Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.…
Do not say. "I know when to stop." Do not say, "I can go so far; it will not do me any harm." Many a man has said that, and been ruined by it. Do not say, "It is natural to me to have these inclinations and tastes, and there can be no harm in yielding to them." It is perfectly natural for a man to stoop down over the edge of a precipice to gather the flowers that are growing in some cranny in the cliff; and it is as natural for him to topple over, and be smashed to a mummy at the bottom! God gave you your dispositions, and your whole nature under lock and key; keep them so!
(A. Maclaren, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.