82 Matthew Henry Quotes

Matthew is most famous for his extensive verse by verse study of the entire Bible’s Old Testament, the Complete Commentary. His main purpose of writing this commentary was for devotional purposes. Many of the best known ministers across the world have read this and believe it to be one of the best works of its kind. Matthew was also a Presbyterian minister for many years and frequently visited his local prison to minister.

  • "It is a good thing to have a heart within us smiting us for sins that seem little; it is a sign that conscience is awake and tender, and will be the means of preventing greater sins."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Conscience


  • "If therefore our houses be houses of the Lord, we shall for that reason love home, reckoning our daily devotion the sweetest of our daily delights; and our family-worship the most valuable of our family-comforts... A church in the house will be a good legacy, nay, it will be a good inheritance, to be left to your children after you."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Home


  • "Christ died He left a will in which He gave His soul to His Father, His body to Joseph of Arimathea, His clothes to the soldiers, and His mother to John. But to His disciples, who had left all to follow Him, He left not silver or gold, but something far better - His PEACE!"

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Peace


  • "Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Love, Family


  • "We do not trust God, but tempt him, when our expectations slacken our exertions."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Achievement, Trust


  • "Christ is our temple, in whom by faith all believers meet."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Christ, Faith


  • "When passion is on the throne reason is out of doors."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Reasoning, Passion


  • "None so deaf as those that will not hear."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Apathy


  • "Those who would bring great things to pass must rise early. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Finances, Achievement


  • "If the solemnities of our fasting, though frequent, long, and severe, do not serve to put an edge upon devout affections, to quicken prayer, to increase Godly sorrow, and to alter the temper of our minds, and the course of our lives, for the better, they do not at all answer the intention, and God will not accept them as performed to Him."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Fasting


  • "God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Prophecy, The Future


  • "The flower of youth never appears more beautiful than when it bends toward the sun of righteousness."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Holiness, Youth, Beauty


  • "Wise anger is like fire from the flint; there is a great ado to bring it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Anger, Fire


  • "Nothing exposes religion more to the reproach of its enemies than the worldliness and hard-heartedness of its professors."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Worldliness, Enemies, Religion


  • "The anger of a meek man is like fire struck out of steel, hard to be got out, and when got out, soon gone. The meek enjoy almost a perpetual Sabbath."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Anger, Meekness



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