31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
31 Verse 31. The multitude rebuked them] Whenever a soul begins
to cry after Jesus for light and salvation, the world and the
devil join together to drown its cries, or force it to be silent.
But let all such remember, Jesus is now passing by; that their
souls must perish everlastingly, if not saved by him, and they may
never have so good an opportunity again. While there is a broken
and a contrite heart, let it sigh its complaints to God, till he
hear and answer.
They cried the more] When the world and the devil begin to
rebuke, in this case, it is a proof that the salvation of God is
nigh; therefore, let such cry out a great deal the more.