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1: (Mt 4:18,Mr 1:16).
6: Their net brake - Began to tear.
8: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man - And therefore not
worthy to be in thy presence.
11: They forsook all and followed him - They had followed him
before, (Joh 1:43), but not so as to forsake all. Till now,
they wrought at their ordinary calling.
12: (Mt 8:2,Mr 1:40).
14: (Le 14:2).
16: He withdrew - The expression in the original implies, that he
did so frequently.
17: Sitting by - As being more honourable than the bulk of the
congregation, who stood. And the power of the Lord was present
to heal them - To heal the sickness of their souls, as well as all
18: (Mt 9:2,Mr 2:3).
19: Not being able to bring him in through the multitude, they
went round about by a back passage, and going up the stairs on
the outside, they came upon the flat - roofed house, and let
him down through the trap door, such as was on the top of most of
the Jewish houses: doubtless, with such circumspection as the
circumstances plainly required.
26: We have seen strange things to. day - Sins forgiven, miracles
27: (Mt 9:9,Mr 2:14).
28: Leaving all - His business and gain.
29: And Levi made him a great entertainment - It was necessarily
great, because of the great number of guests.
33: Make prayers - Long and solemn.(Mt 9:14,Mr 2:18).
34: Can ye make - That is, is it proper to make men fast and
mourn, during a festival solemnity?
36: He spake also a parable - Taken from clothes and wine;
therefore peculiarly proper at a feast.
39: And no man having drunk old wine - And beside, men are not
wont to be immediately freed from old prejudices.