See Gill on Matthew 12:47. 75. And falling down before him; in the most humble manner, "at his feet", as the Arabic version reads; "and worshipped him", as the Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions have it; gave him the glory of the cure, and thanks for it: she declared unto him before all the people; the whole truth of the matter, what a disease she had laboured under for so long a time, what means she had used to no purpose: for what cause she had touched him; namely, in order to have a cure, which she believed she should have in that way: and how she was healed immediately; as soon as ever she had touched him. And these have no root; neither "in themselves", as the other evangelists say, they have no true grace in them; nor have they any root in Christ, nor in the love of God: which for a while believe: their faith is a temporary one, like that of Simon Magus; which shows it is not true faith; for that is an abiding grace, Christ, who is the author, is the finisher of it, and prays for it, that it fail not. And it came to pass, that when Jesus was returned,.... From the country of the Gadarenes, to the other side of the sea of Tiberias, to Galilee; and particularly to his own city, Capernaum; Matthew 9:1. every one that does not read "Keriat Shema", (i.e. 1. , "who is a plebeian, or one of the common people? And he went his way; he obeyed the orders of Christ, as love and gratitude obliged him: and published throughout the whole city; of Gadara, and not only there, but in the rest of the ten cities, called Decapolis, Mark 5:20 one of which was this of Gadara, as Pliny relatesF15Lib. And was driven of the devil into the wilderness: into some desert and desolate place, where were the tombs and sepulchres of the dead; this was done by the prince of the legion. 6. , such a name in the genealogy of Haman, who is called the son of Chuza; and Haman being an Edomite, and this man being in the family of Herod, who was of that race, suggests it to be an Idumean name. ... Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (11) The seed is the word of God. , "let not a man appoint a steward in his house; for if Potiphar had not appointed Joseph, אפוטרופוס, "a steward" in his house, he had not come into that matter,'. Luke 9 Chapter 8 Most of this chapter is a repetition of divers passages of Christ’s preaching and miracles which we had before in Matthew and Mark; they are all of such weight, that they are worth repeating, and therefore they are repeated, that out of the mouth not only of two, but of three, witnesses every word may be established. Tasnith, fol. And they came to him, and awoke him,.... That is, the disciples came from some part of the ship, to the hinder part of it, where Christ was asleep; and by their shrieks and cries, and repeated vociferations, awaked him out of sleep: saying, Master, Master, we perish. Bab. Mark adds, "and hath had compassion on thee": signifying, that what he had done for him, did not arise from merit in the man, but from mercy in himself; See Gill on Mark 5:19. The seed that fell upon the rock, or stony ground, signify such sort of hearers. The seed that fell on good ground design such hearers. hear, O Israel), &c. Deuteronomy 6:4 morning and evening, with the blessings belonging to it, the words of R. Meir: but the wise men say, whoever does not put on the "Tephillin" (the frontlets, Deuteronomy 6:8) Ben Azzai says, whoever has not ציצית, "the fringe" on his garment'. & Maggid Misn. For he had commanded the unclean spirit..... That had the rest of the devils under his authority, and power. And when the woman saw that she was not hid,.... From Christ, among the crowd, nor the thing that she had done. The people gladly received him; who were of a different cast from those he had just left; being sensible of the benefits they received from him, both by his ministry and miracles; and which was the reason of their receiving him with so much joy and gladness: for they were all waiting for him; on the shore, looking out very eagerly for him, being earnestly desirous of his speedy return to them; having many that wanted his assistance, both for their souls and bodies, of which the following are instances. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. He was full of the Holy Spirit. Bab Succa, fol. The parable of the soils. Nedarim, fol. The Persic version is very foreign to the purpose, making Chuza to be "of the family of Herod". which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it: who hear with an honest and good intention, and faithfully keep it, and hold it fast: and bring forth fruit with patience; with great constancy, suffering much for the sake of it; and the more they suffer, the more fruitful they are. for he commandeth even the winds and water; or the sea, as the Vulgate Latin. See Gill on Matthew 12:50. See Gill on Matthew 13:3, Matthew 13:4, Matthew 13:5, Matthew 13:6, Matthew 13:7, Matthew 13:8, Matthew 13:9. And Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward,.... Joanna, or Juchan, as the Syriac version calls her, was a name, among the Jews, for a woman, as Jochanan, or John, was for a man. He cried out, and fell down before him; that is, the man possessed with the devil did so, under his impulse, and through his agitation of him: and with a loud voice said; which was the unclean spirit in the man: what have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God, most high? All rights reserved. And they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them; which they could not do, without his leave: and he suffered them: See Gill on Mark 5:12, Mark 5:13. Then he rose, and rebuked the wind, and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and there was a calm; See Gill on Matthew 8:26. Second, men may be supported by those to whom they presently minister. The Vulgate Latin version, instead of "master", reads "him"; and the Ethiopic version, "Jesus". ... Luke 8:3. Read Luke 8 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. And Jesus said, somebody hath touched me,.... Not in a common and accidental way, but with design, and in the strength of faith: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me: for the cure of the person that had touched him, and that not without his knowledge and will; See Gill on Luke 6:19. Luke 8 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, as set of 17 volumes on the New Testament, the result of Barclay's dedicated work See Gill on Mark 5:39. The word of God, though only by accident, and very carelessly, and without understanding what they hear: then cometh the devil; signified by the fowls of the air: and taketh away the word out of their hearts, or memories; that little of it, which is retained there, and diverts their minds from it by other objects; so that they quite forget what they have heard; lest they should believe, and be saved: this clause is only in Luke; and with it may be compared 2 Corinthians 4:4 for with true faith in Christ the sum and substance of the word salvation is connected; and Satan being an enemy to the salvation of souls, does all he can to hinder their faith in him. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. And other fell on good ground The Syriac version reads, "on good and beautiful ground"; and so the Cambridge copy of Beza's; ground which both looked well, and proved well; and signifies such hearers who have good and honest hearts, made so by the Spirit of God; who receive the word in the love of it, have a spiritual understanding, and real experience of it; And it was trodden down; by every one that passed by, as the Gospel preached to such hardened and ignorant hearers, is despised and trampled under foot by them. The Ethiopic version reads, "what he had done, nor any thing that was done" not that the thing itself could be concealed, but the way and manner in which, and the means by which it was done, and the circumstances of it; how that by taking her by the hand, and commanding her to arise, she forthwith arose, and walked and ate: Christ's meaning is, that he would not have them take any pains to publish this affair, or to make it more known than was necessary; not to acquaint any person with the particulars of it, but keep them as private as they could: his reasons for this; see Gill on Mark 5:43.

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