38 Look, your house is left to you desolate.

Other Translations of Matthew 23:38

King James Version

38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

English Standard Version

38 See, your house is left to you desolate.

The Message

38 And now you're so desolate, nothing but a ghost town

New King James Version

38 See! Your house is left to you desolate

New Living Translation

38 And now, look, your house is abandoned and desolate.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 23:38

Commentary on Matthew 23:34-39

(Read Matthew 23:34-39)

Our Lord declares the miseries the inhabitants of Jerusalem were about to bring upon themselves, but he does not notice the sufferings he was to undergo. A hen gathering her chickens under her wings, is an apt emblem of the Saviour's tender love to those who trust in him, and his faithful care of them. He calls sinners to take refuge under his tender protection, keeps them safe, and nourishes them to eternal life. The present dispersion and unbelief of the Jews, and their future conversion to Christ, were here foretold. Jerusalem and her children had a large share of guilt, and their punishment has been signal. But ere long, deserved vengeance will fall on every church which is Christian in name only. In the mean time the Saviour stands ready to receive all who come to him. There is nothing between sinners and eternal happiness, but their proud and unbelieving unwillingness.