11And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
11 Verse 11. They murmured] The Jews made the preaching of the
Gospel to the Gentiles, a pretence why they should reject that
Gospel; as they fondly imagined they were, and should be, the sole
objects of the Divine approbation. How they murmured because the
Gentiles were made partakers of the kingdom of God; see Ac 11:1,
&c., and Ac 15:1, &c.
There are many similitudes of this kind among the Jews, where
the principal part even of the phraseology of our Lord's parable
may be found. Several of them may be seen in Schoettgen. Our
Lord, however, as in all other cases, has greatly improved the
language, scope, design, and point of the similitude. He was, in
all cases, an eminent master of the sentences.