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Ø 29. The call of Simon Peter and Andrew, and of James

CH. IV. 18–22.

CH. I. 16-20.


casting a net into the sea; for they

casting a net into the sea : were fishers.

for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come me, and I will make you fishers of ye after me, and I will make you to

become fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left their 18 And straightway they forsook nets, and followed him.

their nets, and followed him. 21 And going on from thence, he 19 And when he had gone a little saw other two brethren, James the son farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in of Zebedee, and John his brother, who a ship with Zebedee their father, also were in the ship mending their mending their nets : and he called nets. them.

20 And straightway he called them: 22 And they immediately left the and they left their father Zebedee in ship, and their father, and followed the ship with the hired servants, and him.

went after him.
$ 30. The healing of a demoniac

CH. 1. 21-28.
21 And they went into Capernaum;
and straightway on the Sabbath-day
he entered into the synagogue and

22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

24 Saying, Let us alone ; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? art thou come to de

Matth. iv. 21, with Zebedee their father.] The death of Zebedee is nowhere mentioned in the gospels ; yet an undesigned coincidence, and proof of the veracity of the Evangelists, is evident by comparing this place with others, in which his death is tacitly alluded to. Thus, in Chap. viii. 21, it is related that “another of his disciples said and John, with the miraculous draught of fishes. Near Capernaum. LUKE.

JOHN CH. v. 1-11. 6 And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes : and their net brake.

7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me ; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken :

10 And so was also James and John the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

in the Synagogue. Capernaum. CH. 1. 31-37.

and taught them on the Sabbath-days.

32 And they were astonished at his doctrine : for his word was with power.

33 And in the synagogue there was a man which had a spirit of an unclean devil; and he cried out with a loud voice,

34 Saying, Let us alone ; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus

unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father ;and in Chap. xx. 20, it is said, “Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children, with her sons, worshipping him.” &c. See also Chap. xxvii. 55. Blunt, Veracity of the Gospels, Sec. I. 2. See note on Mark vi. 3 ; Post, $ 55.

$ 30. The healing of a demoniac MATTHEW.


CH. I. 21-28. stroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round

about Galilee.
$31. The healing of Peter's wife's mother
CH. VIII. 14-17.

CH. 1. 29-34.
29 And forthwith, when they were
come out of the synagogue, they en-
tered into the house of Simon and

Andrew, with James and John. 14 And when Jesus was come into 30 But Simon's wife's mother lay Peter's house, he saw his wife's sick of a fever ; and anon they tell mother laid, and sick of a fever. him of her.

15 And he touched her hand, and 31 And he came and took her by the fever left her : and she arose, and the hand, and lifted her up; and imministered unto them.

mediately the fever left her, and she

ministered unto them. 16 When the even was come, they 32 And at even when the sun did brought unto him many that were set, they brought unto him all that possessed with devils : and he cast were diseased, and them that were out the spirits with his word, and possessed with devils. healed all that were sick ;

33 And all the city was gathered 17 That it might be fulfilled which together at the door. was spoken by Esaias the prophet, 34 And he healed many that were saying, Himself took our infirmities, sick of divers diseases, and cast out and bare our sicknesses.

many devils; and suffered not the
devils to speak, because they knew

$32. Jesus with his disciples
CH. IV. 23-25.

CH. 1. 35-39.
35 And in the morning, rising up a

great while before day, he went out a Is. liii. 4.

Mark i. 26. torn him.] There is no inconsistency between this place, and the last clause of Luke iv. 35. The word translated torn, signifies to move, agitate, convulse. It occurs only twice in the Septuagint. In 2. Sam. xxii. 8, the Hebrew signifies to be shaken, ut in terræ motu. In Jer. iv, 19, it is applied to commotion of mind. Here, in the Synagogue. Capernaum. LUKE.

JOHN. CH. IV. 31-37. of Nazareth ? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this ! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

37 And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.


and many others. CH. IV. 38 – 41. 38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.

39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever ; and it left her : and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.

40 Now, when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases, brought them unto him : and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he, rebuking them, suffered them not to speak : for they knew that he was Christ,

goes from Capernaum throughout Galilee.

CH. IV. 42-44. 42 And when it was day, he departed, and went into a desert place ;

the demoniac was violently agitated; but the agitation lest no lasting bad effect ; he was restored to perfect health and soundness. NEWCOME.

Luke iv. 42. when it was day.) This clause may be rendered “when the day was coming on,” and thus be reconciled with the words of Mark, who says it was a great while before day, namely, before broad day-light. Scott, in loc.

Ø 32. Jesus with his disciples

CH. v. 23 – 25.

CH. 1. 35-39.
and departed into a solitary place, and
there prayed.

36 And Simon, and they that were with him, followed after him.

37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.

38 And he said unto them, Let us

go into the next towns, that I may 23 And Jesus went about all Gali- preach there also : for therefore came lee, teaching in their synagogues, I forth. and preaching the gospel of the king- 39 And he preached in their synadom, and healing all manner of sick- gogues throughout all Galilee, and ness, and all manner of disease among cast out devils. the people.

24 And his fame went throughout all Syria : and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy ; and he healed them.

25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan.

$ 33. The healing CH. VIII. 2-4.

CH. 1. 40-45. 2 And behold, there came a leper 40 And there came a leper to him, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if beseeching him, and kneeling down thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. to him, and saying unto him, If thou

3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and wilt, thou canst make me clean. touched him, saying, I will ; be thou 41 And Jesus, moved with comclean. And immediately his leprosy passion, put forth his hand, and was cleansed.

touched him, and saith unto him, I will ; be thou clean.

42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from

him, and he was cleansed. 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See 43 And he straitly charged him, thou tell no man : but go thy way, and forthwith sent him away ;

Matth. viii. 4. tell no man.) “The miraculous cure of the leprosy was thought by the Jews to be characteristic of the Messiah ; and therefore there was peculiar reason for enjoining this man silence.Benson's Life of Christ, p. 340. Newcome. For the consequences of a premature full manifestation of himself as the Messiah, by awakening the jealousy of the Roman government, might, humanly speaking, have impeded his ministry. Yet there was great propriety in the private exhibition, to the priesthood, of full proof that he was the Messiah ; after which, their obstinacy in rejecting him was inexcusable. In this, and divers other instances our Lord mani

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