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25 Holy One of God. And Jesus re- thou art; the Holy One of God.

buked him, saying, Hold thy peace, 35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, 26 and come out of him. And when Hold thy peace, and come out of

the unclean spirit had torn him, and him. And when the devil had

cried with a loud voice, he came thrown him in the midst, he came 27 out of him. And they were all 36 out of him, and hurt him not. And

amazed, insomuch that they ques- they were all amazed, and spake tioned among themselves, saying, among themselves, saying, What a What thing is this? what new doc- word is this! for with authority trine is this? for with authority and power he commandeth the un

commandeth he even the unclean clean spirits, and they come out. 28 spirits, and they do obey him. And 37 And the fame of him went out into

immediately his fame spread abroad every place of the country round throughout all the region round about. about Galilee.


MARK I. 29-34.

LUKE IV. 38-41. 14 And when Jesus 29 And forthwith, when 38 And he arose out of

was come into Peter's they were come out of the synagogue, and house,

the synagogue, they entered into Simon's
entered into the house house.
of Simon and Andrew,
with James and John.

And Simon's he saw his wife's 1 30 But Simon's wife's mo- wife's? mother was takmother laid, and sick ther lay sick of a fever, en with a great fever; of a fever.

and anon they tell him and they besought him

31 of her. And he came 39 for her. And he stood 15

And he touch- and took her by the over her, and rebuked ed her hand, and the hand, and lifted her the fever; and it left fever left her; and she up; and immediately her: and immediately arose, and ministered the fever left her, and she arose and minisunto them.

she ministered unto 40 tered unto them. Now 16 When the even was 32 them. And at even, when the sun was set

come, they brought when the sun did set, 2 ting, all they that had unto 'him many that they brought unto him any sick with divers were possessed with all that were diseased, diseases brought them devils: and he cast and them that were unto him; and he laid out the spirits with his possessed with devils.

his hands on every one word, and healed all 33 And all the city was of them, and healed 17 that were sick: that gathered together at 41 them. And devils also

it might be fulfilled 34 the door. And he came out of many, crywhich was spoken by healed many that were ing out, and saying, Esaias the prophet, sick of divers diseases, Thou art Christ the saying, Himself took and cast out many

Son of God. And he our infirmities, and devils; and suffered rebuking them suffered bare our sicknesses. not the devils to them not to speak :* [See in $ 56.] speak, because they for they knew that he knew him.

was Christ.

i Comp. I Cor. 9. 5.

2 When the sun was setting-the sabbath was then considered to be over, and hence the people

felt at liberty to come for healing.

3 Isa. 53. 4. 4 Comp. Acts 16. 16-18.

MARK I, 35-39.


LUKE IV. 42–44. 35 And in the morning, rising up a 42 And when it was day, he depart

great while before day, he went out, ed and went into a desert place:

and departed into a solitary place, and the people sought him, and 36 and there prayed. And Simon and came unto him, and stayed him,

they that were with him followed that he should not depart from 37 after him. And when they had 43 them. And he said unto them, I

found him, they said unto him, All must preach the kingdom of God to 38 men seek for thee. And he said other cities also: for therefore am

unto them, Let us go into the next 44 I sent. And he preached in the towns, that I may preach there

synagogues of Galilee. also : for therefore came I forth. 39 And he preached in their syna

gogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

MATT. IV. 23-25. 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and

preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness 24 and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went through

out 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 25 healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from

Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan. [Matt. ch. 5. in § 41.]

§ 33. THE HEALING OF A LEPER.--Galilee.
MATT. VIII. 2-4.
MARK I. 40–45.

LUKE V. 12-16. 2 And, behold, there 40 And there came a 12 And it came to pass,

came a leper and wor- leper to him, beseech- when he was in a cershipped him, saying, ing him, and kneeling tain city, behold a

down to him, and say- man full of leprosy:

ing unto him, If thou who seeing Jesus fell Lord, if thou wilt, thou wilt, thou canst make on his face, and becanst make me clean. 41 me clean. And Jesus, sought him, saying,

moved with compas- Lord, if thou wilt, thou 3 And Jesus put forth his sion,put forth his hand, canst make me clean.

hand, and touched and touched him, and 13 And he put forth his him, saying, I will; saith unto him, I will; hand, and touched be thou clean.

42 be thou clean. And as him, saying, I will: be

soon as he had spoken, thoú clean. And imAnd immediately immediately the lepro- mediately the leprosy his leprosy was cleans- sy departed from him, departed from him. ed.

and he was cleansed. 43 And he straitly charg

ed him, and forthwith

44 sent him away; and 4 And Jesus saith unto saith unto him, See

| Decapolis : the name of a region embracing Num. 5. 2, 3); but the contact did not so affect certain ten cities, which lay (with perhaps one our Lord, since he was not susceptible of impuexception, Scythopolis) on the eastern side of the rity, the touch being in his case a sure means, if sea of Galilee and the Jordan.

he so pleased, of curing the disease, and not of Touched him: this act, according to the law contracting its defilement. of Moses, rendered unclean (Lev. 13. 44-46;

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MATT. VIII. him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.' [ $ 42.]


thou say nothing to 14 And he charged him any man: but go thy to tell no man: but way, show thyself to go, and show thyself the priest, and offer for to the priest, and offer thy cleansing those for thy cleansing, acthings which Moses cording as Moses comcommanded, for a tes- manded, for tes

timony unto them. timony unto them.' 45 But he went out, and 15 But so much the more

began to publish it went there a fame much, and to blaze a- abroad of him: and broad the matter, inso- great multitudes came much that Jesus could together to hear, and no more openly enter to be healed by him of into the city, but was 16 their infirmities. And without in desert he withdrew himself places: and they came into

the wilderness, to him from every

and prayed. quarter.


MARK II. 1-12.

LUKE V. 17-26. 1 And again he entered into Caper- 17 And it came to pass on a certain

naum after some days; and it was day, as he was teaching, that there

noised that he was in the house. were Pharisees and doctors of the 2 And straightway many, were ga- law sitting by, which were come out

thered together, insomuch that there of every town of Galilee, and Judea, was no room to receive them, no,

and Jerusalem : and the power of not so much as about the door:

the Lord was present to and he preached the 18 heal them. And, beMATT. IX. 2-8.

3 word unto them. And hold, men brought in a 2 And, behold, they they come unto him, bed a man which was

brought to him a man bringing one sick of taken with a palsy: sick of the palsy, lying the palsy, which was and they sought means on a bed:

4 borne of four. And to bring him in, and

when they could not to lay him before him. come nigh’unto him for 19 And when they could the press, they uncov- not find by what way ered the roof where he they might bring him was: and when they in because of the'mulhad broken it up, they titude, they went upon let down the bed the house top, and let wherein sick of the him down through the palsy lay.

tiling with his couch

into the midst before

20 Jesus. And when he and Jesus see- 5

When Jesus saw their faith, he ing their faith said saw their faith, he said said unto him, unto the sick of the unto the sick of the palsy ; Son, be of good palsy, Son, thy sins be Man, thy sins are forcheer; thy sins be for- 6 forgiven thee.


given thee. 3 given thee. And, be- there were certain of 21

And the hold, certain of the the scribes sitting scribes and the Phari

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MATT. IX. scribes said within there, and reasoning in sees began to reason, themselves, This man 7 their hearts, Why doth saying, Who is this blasphemeth."

this man thus speak which speaketh blasblasphemies? who can phemies? Who

forgive sins but God forgive sins, but God

8 only?' And immedi- 22 alone ?1 But when Je4 And Jesus knowing ately when Jesus per- sus perceived their their thoughts said, ceived in his spirit that thoughts, he answer

they so reasoned with- ing said unto them,

in themselves, he said Wherefore think ye unto them, Why rea- What reason ye in evil in your hearts? son ye these things in

your hearts ? 5 For whether is easier, 9 your hearts? Whether 23

Whether is to say, Thy sins be is it easier to say to easier, to say, Thy sins forgiven thee; or to the sick of the palsy, be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

Thy sins be forgiven Rise up and walk ?
thee; or to say, Arise,
and take


thy bed, 24 But that ye may know 6 But that ye may know 10 and walk ? But that ye that the Son of man that the Son of man may know that the Son

hath power upon earth hath power on earth of man hath power on to forgive sins, to forgive sins,? (then earth to forgive sins, said unto the sick of the saith he to the sick of (he saith to the sick of palsy,) I say unto thee, the palsy,) Arise, take 11 the palsy,) I say unto Arise, and take up thy up thy bed, and go thee, Arise, and take

couch, and go unto unto thine house.

up thy bed, and go thy 25 thine house. And imway into thine house.

mediately he rose up 12 And immediately he before them, and took 7

And he

arose, took up the bed, up that whereon he arose, and departed to and went forth before lay, and departed to 8 his house. But when them all ; insomuch his own house, glorify

the multitude saw it, that they were all 26 ing God. And they they marvelled, and amazed, and glorified were all amazed, and glorified God, which

God, saying, We never they glorified God, and had given such power saw it on this fashion.

were filled with fear, unto men,

saying, We have seen strange things to day.

2 (he

§ 35. THE CALL OF MATTHEW.-Capernaum,

MATT. IX. 9.
MARK II. 13, 14.

LUKE V. 27, 28. 9 And as Jesus passed 13 And he went forth 27 And after

these forth from thence, he again by the sea side; things he went forth, saw a man, named Mat- and all the multitud and saw a publican, thew, sitting at the resorted unto him, and named Levi, sitting at receipt of custom: and 14 he taught them. And the receipt of custom : he saith unto him, Fol- as he passed by, he and he said unto him, low me. And he arose, saw Levi the son of 28 Follow me. And he and followed him.

Alpheus sitting at the left all, rose up, and [See in $ 58.] receipt of custom, and followed him. (See in

said unto him, Follow § 58.]

And he arose
and followed him.

[See in $ 58.] Comp. Isa. 43. 25.

? Luke 7. 47–49; Acts 5. 31; Col. 3. 13.





TIME: One year.



JOHN V. 1-47.

1 AFTER this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusa2 lem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called 3 in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great

multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving 4 of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool,

and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the 5 water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a

certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in 7 that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man

answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool : but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. 8, 9 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately

the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked : and on the

same day was the sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day : 11 it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He that 12 made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up bed, and walk. Then

asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, 13 and walk? And he that was healed wist not who it was : for Jesus had

conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, 15 thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. The

man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him 16 whole. “And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay

him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. 17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. 18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had

broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

1 That this feast of the Jews was our Lord's second passover, is shown in the Note to this section in the Appendix.

? Bethesda (xom a place of mercy) was near the sheep gate (see Neh. 3. 1, 32; 12. 39) and not market, and hence it must have been on the north-east side of the temple. It is perhaps

the same as the pool Amygdalon of Josephus (Bel. Jud. 5. 11. 4.), which lay on the north side of the old town, and which was possibly so named

God's boon, which is in effect the same as Bethesda) in reference to the cures effected in it. See Wieseler, p. 259. 3 Comp. Jer. 17. 21, 22.

4 Phil. 2. 6.

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