The name of Matthew Henry will always be associated with his famous commentary. For three hundred years his exposition of the biblical text, devotional comments, practical wisdom, warm theology and helpful insights have been of immense value to Christians both in their private devotions and family worship. Preachers and teachers of God’s Word have also found his work a useful tool in the preparation of their sermons and Scripture lessons.
Matthew Henry died aged 51, greatly respected during his life for his preaching, wise counsel and published works. Since then his catechism and advice on prayer, as well as his popular commentary, have been a source of spiritual nourishment to many.