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2: Mary Magdalene - Or Mary of Magdala, a town in Galilee:
probably the person mentioned in the last chapter.
4: (Mt 13:1,Mr 4:1).
15: Who - keep it - Not like the highway side: And bring forth
fruit - Not like the thorny ground: With perseverance - Not like
16: No man having lighted a candle - As if ho had said, And let
your good fruit appear openly.(Mt 5:15,Mr 4:21,Lu 11:33).
17: For nothing is hid - Strive not to conceal it at all; for
you can conceal nothing long.(Mt 10:26,Mr 4:22,Lu 12:2).
18: The word commonly translated seemeth, wherever it occurs,
does not weaken, but greatly strengthens the sense.(Mt 13:12,Mr 4:25,Lu 19:26).
19: (Mt 12:46,Mr 3:31).
22: (Mt 8:23,Mr 4:35).
26: (Mt 8:28,Mr 5:1).
29: For many times it had caught him - Therefore our compassionate
Lord made the more haste to cast him out.
31: The abyss - That is, the bottomless pit.
32: To enter into the swine - Not that they were any easier in the
swine than out of them. Had it been so, they would not so soon
have dislodged themselves, by destroying the herd.
37: (Mt 9:1,Mr 5:18).
40: (Mr 5:21).
52: She is not dead but sleepeth - Her soul is not separated
finally from the body; and this short separation is rather to be
called sleep than death.