Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714) was a Nonconformist minister and author, born in Wales but spending much of his life in England. Matthew Henry's well-known six-volume Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708–10) or Complete Commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible.

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Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.

After a storm comes a calm.

He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.

Better late than never.

Those that go gold into the furnace will come out no worse.

They that die by famine die by inches.

Men of polite learning and a liberal education.

The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.

Whatever we have of this world in our hands our care must be to keep it out of our hearts lest it come between us and Christ.

So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish that he did not only sigh but roar.

They have most satisfaction in themselves and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts.

Here is bread which strengthens man's heart and therefore is called the staff of Life.

Shallows where a lamb could wade and depths where an elephant would drown.

It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with.

It is good news worthy of all acceptation, and yet not too good to be true.

Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.

It is common for those that are farthest from God to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.

The better day the worse deed.

No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.

Saying and doing are two things.

None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers that we may not unsay them in our practice.

Not lost but gone before.

Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him but out of his side to be equal with him under his arm to be protected by him and near his heart to be loved by him.

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay fine colours that are but skin-deep.

The Scriptures were written not to make us astronomers but to make us saints.

It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.