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Zondervan NIV Matthew Henry Commentary (Matthew Henry's Commentary #1-6)

4.35  ·  Rating Details ·  3,234 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
As the anticipated one-volume edition of the classic devotional commentary, this single book preserves, in condensed form, all that is most valuable and timely in the original multi-volume edition.
ebook, 2000 pages
Published September 21st 2010 by Zondervan (first published January 1st 1710)
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Kristen Stieffel
Oct 04, 2013 Kristen Stieffel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bible-study
I read through this commentary over about a year and a quarter as I did a chronological reading of the Bible. I used the Olive Tree Bible Study app, which synched my daily readings with the commentary. This was a great way to read through the Bible. Henry's comments illuminate the text and place everything in the Old Testament in context of our understanding of Christ. I appreciated the insight into finding the savior in the OT. Henry's text makes for a great devotional, as it often challenges t ...more
Brent McCulley
Oct 04, 2013 Brent McCulley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: commentaries
What can be said of Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible? Let's let the giants of the protestant faith speak for themselves. Of Henry's Commentary, Charles Haddon Spurgeon said: "Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through once at least." George Whitefield, the great Anglican preacher read through Matthew Henry's Commentary at least four times - the last time reading it through on his knees!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible is rich in exegetical wisdom. Th
Jan 22, 2010 Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The concise commentary is what I use on a daily basis, and it's in nice bite size chapter portions. Wise man. Love this commentary.
Kevin Driskill
Jun 25, 2014 Kevin Driskill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: commentary
This is a wonderful commentary. It is very old but the subject has not changed so it is as accurate today as when it was written. This is a source I go to often to stimulate a deeper consideration of a text. It is very rich and truly plumbs the depths of every passage in a near exhaustive manner. That being said it can be very dense and somewhat overwhelming to some readers. I see it as a means to stimulate thought about a passage rather than a strict interpretation. Henry speculates and expound ...more
Mar 16, 2008 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bible-commentary
A great many excellent pastoral insights into God's written word are contained in this volume. Useful for devotions, but not, of course, more techinical concerns.
Qasim Zafar
This was a dense book to read and is quite verbose. While reading it, however I could not help but notice how often it seemed that Henry seemed to be preaching and not simply expounding on the Bible. Also, there were parts where Henry doesn’t seem to have logical consistency in his own exposition, does not catch logical inconsistencies in the bible, or does not seem to take other parts of the bible into account when expounding, and I would like to use his commentary on the story of Adam & Ev ...more
F Rachel
Now dated, very conservative. For its time, I think it was a good volume.
Jun 13, 2015 Lyf rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
sheds some light to my understanding of the Word, of God and of the history of God's relation with his creation; also the humility of the author and his fear, respect and fervor for God present everywhere in the commentary are deeply moving; but less helpful as a commentary as I feel that its interpretation was limited by the scientific knowledge of his age--not that the Bible requires scientific knowledge to be understood, or that it should be interpreted or even thwarted in order to be coheren ...more
Dec 07, 2011 Erik is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I have used this standard Bible Commentary for many years, but only in the abridged editions available. Many Christian friends have informed me that these often miss out many important points that Matthew Henry makes to illuminate the Word of God and apply it to our hearts and life situations. So I have decided to take the plunge and managed to obtain the unabridged one volume version for $29.97 which I consider to be a great bargain for the golden nuggets it contains. If you are not very good w ...more
Nicole Rose
Apr 14, 2012 Nicole Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Matthew Henry certainly has a gift for turning phrases, and he does a good job of giving a practical application for the passages that he is working on (his preaching side comes through in many expanded notes!). This commentary, often available in a concise version online, is a heavy go for first-time researchers. Keep in mind that he was studying and writing in the early 1700s, and people thought, spoke and wrote differently in that time. Wisdom abounds, for those with the patience to pick thro ...more
Jan 25, 2013 Mitch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any student of scripture
Fantastic reference to aid in the understanding of proper exegetical study, context, purpose, intent, and meaning of every passage in the Bible. A timeless work that will help you further appreciate the Holy Bible and will bring you to a deeper understanding for application of scripture in your daily life (and every time you encounter scripture).

Matthew Henry was a master of study and his works have continued even today to appreciate the most important guide we have, the Holy Bible!

Grace to you,
David Gyles
Jul 12, 2012 David Gyles rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The method of teaching called Continuous Historical View Of Biblical Prophecy is applied somewhat in his commentary. Most found in prophecy in Daniel and Revelations. Early on in my quest to increase my understanding I purchased the Matthew Henry Commentary Set. For those who have not known of this teaching please considered that there are three main teach all along the Christian area. 1. Preterists 2. Futurists. 3. Historical
Feb 15, 2013 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this! My family has owned the six volume set, originally my great-grandfather's, for years, but I never really got into it until I bought the study Bible a few years ago. I love his classic wisdom! I can also recommend the smartphone/tablet app. It's well worth the couple dollars, is searchable, and is complete.
May 22, 2011 Trice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Trice by: JR
Back in 2001 I was introduced to this during a group Bible study on Romans - truly revealing thoughts.

I've now gone back to it for reference during some difficult reading in Leviticus and found it once again thoroughly helpful.

Using it online right now (, but seriously contemplating purchasing this version.
Bobey Clifton
Jun 10, 2015 Bobey Clifton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the worst

This is not the whole bible with a whole commentary as you are lead to believe in the write up about it. It is just a whole commentary on the whole bible.
I am very upset I wasted me money on this and money is too hard to come by. Now I don't know if I kin delete it from me Kindle Fire and I don't know if I will be able to get a refund or not.
Oct 07, 2015 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i like to read it along with the Bible sometimes and it is great to look things up in. this guy had a great perspective and insight into spiritual things. its old fashioned, but still very relevant.
Saundra Carr
Nov 20, 2014 Saundra Carr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great hard to get out of index

Incredible...hard to get out of index to commentary...bcc very in-depth have to read it several times but very different ideas than regular commentary
D. L.
Mar 27, 2012 D. L. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful study addition for the Pastor/Teacher. I refer to Henry's commentary whenever I want to expound on the Word of God. The commentary brings to life the Logos, Pathos, and ethos of the scriptures.
Bob Ladwig
Dec 28, 2010 Bob Ladwig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the must have commentaries for any serious Bible student. Henry's depth and precision are remarkable as well as his ability to apply the word to the reader. If your library is to have but one bible commentary this is the one to have.
Annette Godwin
I'm emjoying using it as a guide to study. I bought it for help with Proverbs, but was excited to find all Henry's work in one handy volume for my Nook. It is easy to scoot back and forth between this and my NIV.

Kathi Jensen
Oct 29, 2015 Kathi Jensen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
One of the best commentaries I own. This commentary covers every verse in the bible and is solid in doctrine and theology. Although there has been many advances in historical and biblical culture knowledge since Matthew Henry, it is still a must have in every Christian's library.
Currently proofreading a new edition of this for Zondervan, abridged and unabridged. It is quite a beast, but also very enlightening.
Ryan Rust
Jun 25, 2016 Ryan Rust rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful resource for all bible teachers. Concise, eloquent and always Spirit filled, these brief commentaries are a great introduction to any text in the bible.
Robert Evans
Mar 29, 2016 Robert Evans rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good.

I am very pleased with the content but find it cumbersome to locate a passage. I don't find any instructions as to how to do it.
Aug 07, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bible-study
Want a one stop location for Bible commentary? Then this is the one to choose. Matthew Henry does a super job on showing readers exactly what God was saying in His Word.
Ray McCullough
Jun 17, 2015 Ray McCullough rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read to find other ideas to consider,for the truth.

because of it is so complete and covers every book in such a readable way. so concise way,easy to understand, Thank You !
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Apr 26, 2012 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-books
...a must have resource for Christian thought.

Matthew Henry has, perhaps more than any other author, shaped my view of Scripture. His commentaries are conservative, scholarly and well-balanced.
Royal A.
No indexing

I love this book in hardcopy format, but not in Kindle format due to its difficulty in searching for passages.
Nov 18, 2009 Wayne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bible-reference
A classic, it can be a bit overwhelming for the average reader due to its size and vocabulary -- it is a large, heavy book and was written in 1706!
Sep 25, 2012 Survivors rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christianity
An absolutely must-have for anyone wanting insights from one of our Christian forefathers. Outstanding credibility. Wonderful content.
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  • Halley's Bible Handbook: An Abbreviated Bible Commentary (Bible Handbook Series)
  • Romans: Exposition of Chapter 1 - The Gospel of God (Romans #1)
  • The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
  • The Book of the Acts
  • A Life with Karol: My Forty-Year Friendship with the Man Who Became Pope
  • G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense
  • The Treasury of David, Volmes #1-3(The Treasury of David #1-3)
  • Zondervan Handbook to the Bible
  • Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words: With Topical Index
  • Romans
  • Peace with God: The Secret of Happiness
  • New Bible Commentary
  • On Acquisition of the Holy Spirit
  • Ten Commandments
  • The Gospel of Mark (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
  • The MacArthur Study Bible (NKJV)
  • The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
Matthew Henry was an English non-conformist clergyman. Henry's well-known Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708–1710) is a commentary of a practical and devotional rather than of a critical kind, covering the whole of the Old Testament, and the Gospels and Acts in the New Testament.
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Matthew Henry's Commentary (5 books)
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