If matter is in motion, its tendency is to remain in motion. This section describes the principle, or law, of inertia. And you don’t put wine in old, cracked bottles; you get strong, clean bottles for your fresh vintage wine. And the bottles shall perish; their condemnation shall be the greater. Luke 5:33-39 contains three short parables, the first in Luke’s Gospel. As in the one case supposed, "the rent is made worse," and in the other, "the new wine is spilled," so by a mongrel mixture of the ascetic ritualism of the old with the spiritual freedom of the new economy, both are disfigured and destroyed. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. Imagine, if you will, a banquet at the house of Levi the tax collector. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. John 2:1-10). Luke 5:37-39. But the "new wine" seems plainly to be the evangelical freedom which Christ was introducing; and the old, the opposite spirit of Judaism: men long accustomed to the latter could not be expected "straightway"—all at once—to take a liking for the former; that is, "These inquiries about the difference between My disciples and the Pharisees," and even John's, are not surprising; they are the effect of a natural revulsion against sudden change, which time will cure; the new wine will itself in time become old, and so acquire all the added charms of antiquity. On the periphery of the scene are the Pharisees and several disciples of Yochanan the Immerser.We should not assume that the two groups are mutually exclusive. Assuming the Gospel of Thomas is earlier than Mark, then we can see that Mark 2:22 was sourced from Thomas 47, which also includes the comment about old wine being better than new wine. What lessons does this teach, on the one hand, to those who unreasonably cling to what is getting antiquated; and, on the other, to hasty reformers who have no patience with the timidity of their weaker brethren! And no man putteth new wine into old bottles To which the Scribes and Pharisees are here compared, into whose hearts the new wine of Gospel grace was not put; or to whom was not made known the love of God Comparable to new wine; nor the blessings of the new covenant of grace, now exhibited; nor the truths of the Gospel now more clearly and newly revealed. God is the omniscience behind all of His counsel and He is the supernatural mind behind all of His plans. The second picture is that of wine and wineskins. They would not deign to eat with the sinners and tax collectors that constitute Yeshua's friends an… 5:37-38 In Bible times, people would store wine in goatskins sewn around the edges to form watertight bags (called wineskins). All rights reserved. Else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled; they not being able to receive and bear these things, no, not the relation of them: these were hard sayings to them, of which they said, who can hear them? As with the garments, wine is a picture of festivity and celebration, and is often equated with the joy of a wedding feast (cf. Flusser however contends that Luke preserves the original form. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Much of this is due to our separation in time, language, and culture from Jesus. Old wineskins would become brittle and wouldn’t stretch anymore; if someone put new wine into an old wineskin, the old wineskin would burst and spill the wine. Luke 5:37, ESV: "And no one puts new wine into old wineskins.If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed." The New Wine, bursting the skins and tearing the garment, should then be read as the Pharisees and the Sadducees. The additional parable in Lu 5:39, which is peculiar to Luke, has been variously interpreted. He is followed by Young (1995). This is a proverbial expression, and which Luke only records; which may be applied to natural men, who having drunk the old wine of their carnal lusts and pleasures, do not desire the new wine of the Gospel, and of the grace of God, and of spiritual things, but prefer their old sins and lusts unto them: carnal lusts may be signified by old wine, both for the antiquity of them, being as old as men themselves, and …