New American Standard Bible
"But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'
King James Bible
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
Darby Bible Translation
But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not that this man should reign over us.
World English Bible
But his citizens hated him, and sent an envoy after him, saying, 'We don't want this man to reign over us.'
Young's Literal Translation
and his citizens were hating him, and did send an embassy after him, saying, We do not wish this one to reign over us.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But his citizens - His "subjects," or the people whom he was desirous of ruling.
Hated him - On account of his character, and their fear of oppression. This was, in fact, the case with regard to Archelaus, the Jewish prince, who went to Rome to be confirmed in his kingdom.
Sent a message, saying ... - His discontented subjects, fearing what would be the character of his reign, sent an embassy to remonstrate against his being appointed as the ruler. This actually took place. Archelaus went to Rome to obtain from Augustus a confirmation of his title to reign over that part of Judea which had been left him by his father, Herod the Great. The Jews, knowing his character (compare Matthew 2:22), sent an embassy of 50 men to Rome, to prevail on Augustus "not" to confer the title on him, but they could not succeed. He "received" the kingdom, and reigned in Judea in the place of his father. As this fact was "fresh" in the memory of the Jews, it makes this parable much more striking. By this part of it Christ designed to denote that the Jews would reject "him" - the Messiah, and would say that they did not desire him to reign over them. See John 1:11. So it is true of all sinners that they do not "wish" Jesus to reign over them, and, if it were possible, would cast him off, and never submit to his reign.
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LUKE xix. 41. And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it. Let us think awhile what was meant by our Lord's weeping over Jerusalem. We ought to learn thereby somewhat more of our Lord's character, and of our Lord's government. Why did he weep over that city whose people would, in a few days, mock him, scourge him, crucify him, and so fill up the measure of their own iniquity? Had Jesus been like too many, who since his time have fancied themselves saints and prophets, would …
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Ciii. Zacchæus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem.
"Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.
"And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business with this until I come back.'
"When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done.
"But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence."
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