Luke chapter 1
1:1-4. The preface of Luke to his whole gospel.
1:5-25. The conception of John the Baptist;
1:26-38. and of Christ.
1:39-56. The prophecy of Elisabeth and of Mary, concerning Christ.
1:57-66. The nativity and circumcision of John.
1:67-75. The prophecy of Zacharias, both of Christ,
1:76-80. and of John.
Luke chapter 2
2:1-5. Augustus taxes all the Roman empire.
2:6-7. The nativity of Christ.
2:8-14. An angel relates it to the shepherds, and many sing praises to God for it.
2:15-20. The shepherds glorify God.
2:21. Christ is circumcised.
2:22-24. Mary purified.
2:25-38. Simeon and Anna prophesy of Christ,
2:39-40. who increases in wisdom,
2:41-50. questions in the temple with the doctors,
2:51-52. and is obedient to his parents.
Luke chapter 3
3:1-14. The preaching and baptism of John;
3:15-18. his testimony of Christ;
3:19-20. Herod imprisons John;
3:21-22. Christ, baptized, receives testimony from heaven.
3:23-38. The age and genealogy of Christ from Joseph upwards.
Luke chapter 4
4:1-13. The temptation and fasting of Christ.
4:14-15. He begins to preach.
4:16-32. The people of Nazareth admire his gracious words, but being offended, seek to kill him.
4:33-37. He cures one possessed of a devil,
4:38-39. Peter's mother-in-law,
4:40. and divers other sick persons.
4:41. The devils acknowledge Christ, and are reproved for it.
4:42-44. He preaches through the cities of Galilee.
Luke chapter 5
5:1-3. Christ teaches the people out of Peter's ship;
5:4-11. in a miraculous taking of fishes, shows how he will make him and his partners fishers of men;
5:12-15. cleanses the leper;
5:16. prays in the wilderness;
5:17-26. heals one sick of the palsy;
5:27-28. calls Matthew the Publican;
5:29-32. eats with sinners, as being the physician of souls;
5:33-35. foretells the fastings and afflictions of the apostles after his ascension;
5:36-39. and illustrates the matter by the parable of old bottles and worn garments.
Luke chapter 6
6:1-11. Christ reproves the Pharisees;
6:12-16. chooses apostles;
6:17-19. heals the diseased;
6:20-49. preaches to his disciples before the people.
Luke chapter 7
7:1-9. Christ finds a greater faith in the centurion, a Gentile than in any of the Jews;
7:10. heals his servant, being absent;
7:11-17. raises from death the widow's son at Nain;
7:18-23. answers John's messengers with the declaration of his miracles;
7:24-30. testifies to the people what opinion he held of John;
7:31-35. inveighs against the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won;
7:36-50. and suffering his feet to be washed and anointed by a woman who was a sinner, he shows how he is a friend to sinners, to forgive them their sins, upon their repentance.
Luke chapter 8
8:1-3. Women minister unto Christ of their substance.
8:4-15. Christ, after he had preached from place to place, attended by his apostles, propounds the parable of the sower,
8:16-18. and the candle;
8:19-21. declares who are his mother, and brethren;
8:22-25. rebukes the winds;
8:26-36. casts the legion of devils out of the man into the herd of swine;
8:37-42. is rejected of the Gadarenes,;
8:43-48. heals the woman of her bloody issue;
8:49-56. and raises from death Jairus's daughter.
Luke chapter 9
9:1-6. Christ sends his apostles to work miracles, and to preach.
9:7-9. Herod desires to see Christ.
9:10-11. The apostles return.
9:12-17. Christ feeds five thousand;
9:18-22. enquires what opinion the world had of him; foretells his passion;
9:23-27. proposes to all the pattern of his patience.
9:28-36. The transfiguration.
9:37-42. He heals the lunatic;
9:43-45. again forewarns his disciples of his passion;
9:46-50. commends humility;
9:51-56. bids them to shew mildness towards all, without desire of revenge.
9:57-62. Divers would follow him, but upon conditions.
Luke chapter 10
10:1-12. Christ sends out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach;
10:13-16. pronounces a woe against certain cities.
10:17-22. The seventy return with joy; he shows them wherein to rejoice, and thanks his Father for his grace;
10:23-24. magnifies the happy estate of his church;
10:25-37. teaches the lawyer how to attain eternal life, and to take every one for his neighbour that needs his mercy;
10:38-42. reprehends Martha, and commends Mary her sister.
Luke chapter 11
11:1-10. Christ teaches us to pray, and that instantly;
11:11-13. assuring us that God will give all good things to them that ask him.
11:14-26. He, casting out a dumb devil, rebukes the blasphemous Pharisees;
11:27-28. and shows who are blessed;
11:29-36. preaches to the people;
11:37-54. and reprehends the outward shew of holiness in the Pharisees, scribes, and lawyers.
Luke chapter 12
12:1-12. Christ preaches to his apostles to avoid hypocrisy, and fearfulness in publishing his doctrine;
12:13-21. warns the people to beware of covetousness, by the parable of the rich man who set up greater barns.
12:22-30. We must not be over careful of earthly things,
12:31-32. but seek the kingdom of God;
12:33-34. give alms;
12:35-40. be ready at a knock to open to our Lord whensoever he comes.
12:41-48. Christ's ministers are to see to their charges,
12:49-53. and look for persecution.
12:54-56. The people must take this time of grace;
12:57-59. because it is a fearful thing to die without reconciliation.
Luke chapter 13
13:1-5. Christ preaches repentance upon the punishment of the Galilaeans and others.
13:6-9. The fruitless fig-tree may not stand.
13:10-17. He heals the crooked woman;
13:18-21. shows the powerful working of the word in the hearts of his chosen, by the parable of the grain of mustard seed, and of leaven;
13:22-30. exhorts to enter in at the strait gate;
13:31-35. and reproves Herod and Jerusalem.
Luke chapter 14
14:1-6. Christ heals the dropsy on the sabbath;
14:7-11. teaches humility;
14:12-14. to feast the poor;
14:15-24. under the parable of the great supper, shows how worldly minded men, who contemn the word of God, shall be shut out of heaven.
14:25-33. Those who will be his disciples, to bear their cross must make their accounts beforehand, lest with shame they revolt from him afterward;
14:34-35. and become altogether unprofitable, like salt that has lost its savour.
Luke chapter 15
15:1-7. The parable of the lost sheep;
15:8-10. of the piece of silver;
15:11-32. of the prodigal son.
Luke chapter 16
16:1-13. The parable of the unjust steward.
16:14-18. Christ reproves the hypocrisy of the covetous Pharisees.
16:19-31. The parable of the rich man and Lazarus the beggar.
Luke chapter 17
17:1-2. Christ teaches to avoid occasions of offence;
17:3-4. and to forgive one another.
17:5. The power of faith.
17:6-10. How we are bound to God, and not he to us.
17:11-21. Christ heals ten lepers.
17:22-37. Of the kingdom of God, and the coming of the Son of Man.
Luke chapter 18
18:1-8. Of the importunate widow.
18:9-14. Of the Pharisee and the publican.
18:15-17. Of Children brought to Christ.
18:18-27. A ruler would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
18:28-30. The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
18:31-34. He foretells his death;
18:35-43. and restores a blind man to his sight.
Luke chapter 19
19:1-10. Of Zacchaeus a publican.
19:11-27. The ten pieces of money.
19:28-40. Christ rides into Jerusalem with triumph;
19:41-44. weeps over it;
19:45-46. drives the buyers and sellers out of the temple;
19:47-48. teaching daily in it. The rulers seek to destroy him, but fear the people.
Luke chapter 20
20:1-8. Christ avouches his authority by a question of John's baptism.
20:9-18. The parable of the vineyard.
20:19-26. Of giving tribute to Caesar.
20:27-40. He convinces the Sadducees, that denied the resurrection.
20:41-44. How Christ is the Son of David.
20:45-47. He warns his disciples to beware of the scribes.
Luke chapter 21
21:1-4. Christ commends the poor widow.
21:5-24. He foretells the destruction of the temple, and of the city Jerusalem;
21:25-33. the signs also which shall be before the last day.
21:34-38. He exhorts them to be watchful.
Luke chapter 22
22:1-2. The Jews conspire against Christ.
22:3-6. Satan prepares Judas to betray him.
22:7-18. The apostles prepare the passover.
22:19-20. Christ institutes his holy supper;
22:21-23. covertly foretells of the traitor;
22:24-30. rebukes the rest of his apostles from ambition;
22:31-33. assures Peter his faith should not fail;
22:34-38. and yet he should deny him thrice.
22:39-46. He prays in the mount, and sweats blood;
22:47-49. is betrayed with a kiss;
22:50-53. he heals Malchus' ear;
22:54-62. he is thrice denied of Peter;
22:63-65. shamefully abused;
22:66-71. and confesses himself to be the Son of God.
Luke chapter 23
23:1-7. Jesus is accused before Pilate, and sent to Herod.
23:8-11. Herod mocks him.
23:12. Herod and Pilate are made friends.
23:13-25. Barabbas is desired of the people, and is loosed by Pilate, and Jesus is given to be crucified.
23:26-33. He tells the women, that lament him, the destruction of Jerusalem;
23:34-38. prays for his enemies.
23:39-45. Two evildoers are crucified with him.
23:46-49. His death.
23:50-56. His burial.
Luke chapter 24
24:1-8. Christ's resurrection is declared by two angels to the women that come to the sepulchre.
24:9-12. These report it to others.
24:13-35. Christ himself appears to the two disciples that went to Emmaus;
24:36-46. afterwards he appears to the apostles, and reproves their unbelief;
24:47-48. gives them a charge;
24:49. promises the Holy Ghost;
24:50-53. and so ascends into heaven.