Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Bible
“The summit of my ambition is to assist those who are truly serious in searching the Scriptures daily.” — Matthew Henry
Perhaps no one ever more effectively accomplished his ambition more than Matthew Henry, in providing the help he aimed to provide. This diligent Puritan student of the Bible (1662-1714) has been known and loved for three centuries for his devotional commentary on the Bible. He began preaching at age 24 and served as a pastor for nearly 30 years. His commentary is largely drawn from his sermons, exceptional in their scriptural content, lucid presentation, practical application, and Christ-centeredness.
Spurgeon said this work was “first among the mighty (commentaries) for general usefulness we are bound to mention the man whose name is a household word, Matthew Henry. He is the most pious and pithy, sound and sensible, suggestive and sober, terse and trustworthy . . . he is deeply spiritual, heavenly, profitable; finding good matter in every text, and from all deducting the most practical and judicious lessons . . . It is the Christian’s companion, suitable to everybody, instructive to all.”
From Genesis to Revelation, Matthew Henry successfully combines practical application, devotional insight, and scholarship on the entire Bible. Henry has profound insights on the content, message and nature of God’s divine revelation. Perfect for all readers of the Bible who want a comprehensive commentary. Includes the entire text of Matthew Henry’s original multi-volume commentary in modern, easy-to-read type.
About the Author:
Matthew Henry (1662-1714) was a “nonconformist” Puritan minister of England, and perhaps the most preeminent devotional Bible commentator of all tme. Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible as it is commonly called, was used by many who helped to bring about the First Great Awakening in the 1700s. He was also the author of numerous other books while serving his congregation.