39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, 'The old is better.' "
39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
39 And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, 'The old is good.'"
39 And no one who has ever tasted fine aged wine prefers unaged wine."
39 And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, 'The old is better.' "
39 But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. 'The old is just fine,' they say."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 5:39
Commentary on Luke 5:27-39
(Read Luke 5:27-39)
It was a wonder of Christ's grace, that he would call a publican to be his disciple and follower. It was a wonder of his grace, that the call was made so effectual. It was a wonder of his grace, that he came to call sinners to repentance, and to assure them of pardon. It was a wonder of his grace, that he so patiently bore the contradiction of sinners against himself and his disciples. It was a wonder of his grace, that he fixed the services of his disciples according to their strength and standing. The Lord trains up his people gradually for the trials allotted them; we should copy his example in dealing with the weak in faith, or the tempted believer.