8:21 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him,
saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
(1) Christ in healing the leprous with the touch of his hand,
shows that he abhors no sinners that come unto him, be they
ever so unclean.
8:52 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came
unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
(2) Christ by setting before them the example of the
uncircumcised centurion and yet of an excellent faith,
provokes the Jews to jealousy, and together forewarns them
of their being cast off and the calling of the Gentiles.
8:11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and
west, and shall a sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and
Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
(a) A metaphor taken of banqueters, for they that sit down
together are fellows in the banquet.
8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into b
outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of
(b) Who are outside the kingdom: For in the kingdom is
light, and outside the kingdom is darkness.
8:143 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his
wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
(3) Christ, in healing many diseases, shows that he was sent by
his Father, that in him only we should seek remedy in all
8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that
were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits
with [his] word, and healed c all that were sick:
(c) Of all sorts.
8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave
commandment to depart unto the d other side.
(d) For Capernaum was situated upon the lake of Tiberias.
8:194 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I
will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
(4) The true disciples of Christ must prepare themselves for
all kinds of miseries.
8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the
birds of the air [have] e nests; but the Son of man hath
not where to lay [his] head.
(e) Literally, "shades made with boughs".
8:215 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord,
suffer me first to go and bury my father.
(5) When God requires our labour, we must cease all our duty
8:236 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples
(6) Although Christ often seems to neglect his own, even in
most extreme dangers, yet in due time he calms all
tempests, and brings his own to the haven.
8:287 And when he was come to the other side into the country
of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils,
coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man
might pass by that way.
(7) Christ came to deliver men from the miserable enslavement
of Satan: but the world would rather go without Christ,
than the vilest and least of their conveniences.
8:30 And there was f a good way off from them an herd of many
(f) On a hill, as Mark and Luke witness: Now Gederah, as
Josephus records, book seventeen chapter thirteen,
lived after the order of the Greeks and therefore we
must not be surprised if there were swine there.
8:34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and
when they saw him, they besought [him] that he would g
depart out of their coasts.
(g) Where men live as swine, there Christ does not abide,