New American Standard Bible
His disciples remembered that it was written, "ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME."
King James Bible
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Darby Bible Translation
And his disciples remembered that it is written, The zeal of thy house devours me.
World English Bible
His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will eat me up."
Young's Literal Translation
And his disciples remembered that it is written, 'The zeal of Thy house did eat me up;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It was written ... - This is recorded in Psalm 69:9. Its meaning is, that he was affected with great zeal or concern for the pure worship of God.
The zeal of thine house - "Zeal" is intense ardor in reference to any object. The "zeal of thine house" means extraordinary concern for the temple of God; intense solicitude that the worship there should be pure, and such as God would approve.
Hath eaten me up - Hath absorbed me, or engaged my entire attention and affection; hath surpassed all other feelings, so that it may be said to be the one great absorbing affection and desire of the mind. Here is an example set for ministers and for all Christians. In Jesus this was the great commanding sentiment of his life. In us it should be also. In this manifestation of zeal he began and ended his ministry. In this we should begin and end our lives. We learn, also, that ministers of religion should aim to purify the church of God. Wicked men, conscience-smitten, will tremble when they see proper zeal in the ministers of Jesus Christ; and there is no combination of wicked men, and no form of depravity, that can stand before the faithful, zealous, pure preaching of the gospel. The preaching of every minister should be such that wicked men will feel that they must either become Christians or leave the house of God, or spend their lives there in the consciousness of guilt and the fear of hell.
LibraryApril 6 Morning
He ever liveth to make intercession.--HEB. 7:25. Who is he that condemneth? it is Christ that died . . . who also maketh intercession for us.--Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.--There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Seeing . . . that we have a great …
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For zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
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