Matthew Henry's well-known "Exposition of the Old and New Testaments," written in the early 1700's, is a commentary of a practical and devotional kind, rather than a critique. The author died after having completed only the Gospels and Acts in the New Testament, so his work was finished by a number of ministers, and edited by G. Burder and John Hughes in 1811. Of no value as criticism, its unfailing good sense, discriminating thought, and high moral tone, as well as its simple piety and practical application, made it one of the best works of its kind.
New works published under his name may have had their basis in Matthew Henry's works, but they are as much the work of others than of his own. Still, they have value as commentaries.