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believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour. And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, 14 he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.' And he touched 15 her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. When the even was come, they brought unto him 16

And his servant was healed.] Then enquired And it came to pass as they (the Israelites he (the nobleman of Capernaum) of them (his upon the invasion of the Moabites) were buryservants) the hour when he (his son who lay ing a man, that behold, they spied a band of sick) began to amend. And they said unto men, and they cast the man into the sepulchre him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever of Elisha, and when the man was let down left him. So the father knew that it was at and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, the same hour in the which Jesus said unto and stood up on his feet. 2 Ki. xiii. 21. And him, Thy son liveth. John iv, 52, 53, "he" ("the seraph," said Isaiah) laid "it"

14 Into Peter's house.] See verse 20. When (the live coal'') upon my mouth, and said, he (Peter) was come into the house, Jesus Lo this hath touched thy lips, and thine prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou iniquity is taken away, and thy sins purged. Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth Is. vi. 7. And Jesus, moved with compassion, take custom or tribute? Of their own chil- put forth his hand, and touched him (the dren, or of strangers ? Peter saith unto him, leper), and saith unto him, I will, be thou Of strangers. Mat. xvii. 25, 26. When they clean. Mar. i. 41. And he (Jesus) put" them" were come out of the synagogue, they entered (" the friends" of Jairus' daughter) all out, into the house of Simon and Andrew, with and took her by the hand, and called saying, James and John. But Simon's wife's mother Maid, arise. Lu. viii. 54. And God wrought lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of special miracles by the hands of Paul; so her. And he came and took her by the hand, that from his body were brought unto the and lifted her up; and immediately the fever sick, handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases left her, and she ministered unto them. Mar. departed from them, and the evil spirits went i. 29, 30, 31. And he (Josus) arose out of out of them. Then certain of the vagabond the synagogue, and entered into Simon's Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over house, And Simon's wife's mother was taken them which had evil spirits the name of the with a great fever; and they besought him Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus for her. And he stood over her, and rebuked whom Paul preacheth. Ac. xix. 11. 13. the fever; and it left her : and immediately And ministered unto them.] And he stood she arose, and ministered unto them. Lu. iv. over her (Simon's wife's mother), and rebuked 38, 39.

the fever; and it left her: and immediately Wife's mother laid.] Have we not power she arose, and ministered unto them. Lu. iv. to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other 39. Jesus, six days before the passover, came apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had Cephas ? 1 Co. ix. 5. A bishop must be been dead, whom he raised from the dead. blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, There they made him a supper, and Martha sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, served; but Lazarus was one of them that apt to teach, &c. 1 Ti. iii. 2. In the latter sat at the table with him. Then took Mary times some shall depart from the faith, for- a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, bidding to marry, &c. 1 Ti. iv. 3. Marriage and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. feet with her hairs : and the house was filled He. xiii. 4.

with the odour of the ointment. John xii. 15 Touched her hand.] See verse 3. Be- 1, 2, 3. hold, a woman, which was diseased with an 16 The even was come.] And at even, when issue of blood twelve years came behind him the sun did set, they brought unto him all (Jesus), and touched the hem of his garment. that were diseased, and them that were posAnd when two blind men followed him, sessed with devils. And all the city was crying and saying, Thou Son of David have gathered together at the door; and he healed mercy on us. Then touched he their eyes, many that were sick of divers diseases, and saying, According to your faith be it unto cast out many devils; and suffered not the you. Mat. ix, 20. 27. 29. And (they that devils to speak, because they knew him. Mar. were diseased) besought him, that they might i, 32, 33, 34. Now, when the sun was setting, only touch the hem of his garment, and as all they that had any sick with divers diseases many as touched were made perfectly whole. brought them unto him, and he laid his hands Mat. xiv. 36. And Jesus had compassion on on every one of them, and healed them. Lu. them (the two blind men), and touched their iv. 40. eyes, and immediately their eyes received They brought unto him.] See chap. iv. 24. sight, and they followed him. Mat. xx. 34. and com. And behold, they brought to him

many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits 17 with his word, and healed all that were sick : That it might be

fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself 18 took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. Now when Jesus

saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart 19 unto the other side. And a certain Scribe came, and said unto

a man sick of the palsy lying on a bed. Mat. am the Lord that healeth thee. Ex. Iv. ix. 2. And they come unto him bringing 26. one sick of the palsy, which was borne of 17 It might be fulfilled which was spoken] four. Mar. ii. 3. They brought forth the See chap. i. 22. and com. sick into the streets, and laid them on beds Himself took our infirmities.) Surely he and couches, that at the least the shadow hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorof Peter passing by might overshadow some rows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitof them. Ac. v. 15.

ten of God, and afflicted. Is. liii. 4. Christ And he cast out the spirits.] Then was also suffered for us, who his own self bare brought unto him one possessed with a devil, our sins in his own body on the tree, that blind and dumb, and he healed him, insomuch we, being dead to sins, should live unto that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. righteousness; by whose stripes ye were Mat. xii. 22. Jesus rebuked “him” (the healed. 1 Pe. ii. 24. unclean spirit"), saying, Hold thy peace, and 18 Saw great multitudes.] See verse l. and come out of him: and they were all amazed, com. In the morning, rising up a great while insomuch that they questioned among them- before day, he (Jesus) went out and departed selves, saying, What thing is this? What into a solitary place, and there prayed; and new doctrine is this? For with authority Simon and they that were with him followed commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and after him, and when they had found him, they do obey him. Mar. i. 25, 26, 27. And they said unto him, All men seek for thee. he healed many that were sick of divers And he said unto them, Let us go into the diseases, and cast out many devils, and suf- next towns that I may preach there also ; for fered not the devils to speak, because they therefore came I forth. Mar. i. 35-38. And knew him. Mar. i. 34. Come out of the when it was day he departed, and went into a man, thou unclean spirit (said Jesus). Mar. desert place; and the people sought him, and v. 8. When Jesus saw that the people came came unto him, and stayed him, that he should running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, not depart from them. And he said unto them, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I must preach the kingdom of God to other I charge thee come out of him, and enter no cities also ; for therefore am I sent. Luis, more into him. Mar. ix. 25. From his 42, 43. When Jesus perceived that they (Paul's) body were brought unto the sick would come and take him by force to make handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases him a king, he departed again into a moundeparted from them, and the evil spirits went tain himself alone. John vi. 15. out of them. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, Unto the other side. ] And straightway exorcists, took upon them to call over them which Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, ship, and to go before him unto the other saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul side, while he sent the multitude away. Mat. preacheth. And there were seven sons of xiv. 22. The same day, when the even was one Sceva a Jew, and chief of the priests, come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over which did so. And the evil spirit answered unto the other side. Mar. iv. 35. And when and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know ; Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the but who are ye? And the man in whom the other side, much people gathered unto him, evil spirit was, leaped on them, and overcame and he was nigh unto the sea. Mar. 1. 21. them, and prevailed against them, so that Straightway he (Jesus) constrained his disthey fled out of that house naked and wounded. ciples to get into the ship, and to go to the Ac. xix. 13-16.

other side before unto Bethsaida, while he And healed all that were sick.] Jesus went sent away the people. Mar. vi. 45. And he forth and saw a great multitude, and was (Jesus) left them, and entering into the ship moved with compassion toward them, and again, departed to the other side. Mar. viii he healed their sick. Mat. xiv. 14. If thou 13. Now it came to pass on a certain day, wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the that he went into a ship with his disciples; Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right and he said unto them, Let us go over unto in his sight, and wilt give ear to his command- the other side of the lake. Lu. viii. 22. ments, and keep all his statutes, I will put 19 A certain Scribe.] Ezra went up from none of these diseases upon thee which I Babylon, and he was a ready scribe in the have brought upon the Egyptians. For 1 law of Moses, which the Lord God of Israel

him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And 20 Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first 21

had given. Ezr. vii. 6. The Seribe said xl. 17. I am poor and sorrowful : let thy salunto "him" ("Jesus”), Well, Master, thou vation, O God, set me up on high. Ps. Ixix. hast said the truth; for there is one God, and 29. I am poor and needy, and my heart is there is none other but he, and to love him wounded within me. Ps. cix. 22. He shall with all the heart, and with all the under grow up before him as a tender plant, and as standing, and with all the soul, and with all a root out of a dry ground; he hath no form the strength, and to love his neighbour as nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, himself, is more than all whole burnt-offerings there is no beauty that we should desire him ; and sacrifices; and when Jesus saw that he he is despised and rejected of men; a man of answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou sorrows and acquainted with grief; and we hid, art not far from the kingdom of God. And as it were, our faces from him: he was deno man after that durst ask him any question. spised, and we esteemed him not. Is. liii. 2, Mar. xii. 32–34. And it came to pass, that 3. “She” (Mary'') brought forth her firstas they went in the way, a certain man said born Son, and wrapped him in swaddling unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whitherso- clothes, and laid him in a manger, because ever thou goest; and Jesus said unto him, there was no room for them in the inn. And Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have this said the angel of the Lord) shall be a nests, but the Son of man hath not where to "sign" unto you (" that a Saviour is born"), lay his head. Lu. ix. 57, 58. Where is the ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling wise? where is the scribe? where is the dis- clothes, lying in a manger. And “they" puter of this world ? hath not God made foolish ("the shepherds") came with haste, and found the wisdom of this world ? I Co. i. 20. Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a • ' I will follow thee.] There went great mul- manger. Lu. ii. 7. 12. 16. And Joanna, the titudes with him, and he turned, and said wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, unto them, Ifany man come to me, and bate not and many others which ministered unto him his father, and mother, and wife, and children, of their substance, were with him (Jesus). and brethiren, and sisters, yea, and his own Lu. viii. 3. Ye know the grace of our Lord life also, he cannot be my disciple: and who- Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for soever doth not bear his cross, and come after your sakes he became poor, that ye through me, cannot be my disciple; whosoever he be his poverty might be rich. 2 Co. viii. 9. of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he 2 1 Another of his disciples, &c.] And he cannot be my disciple. Lu. xiv, 25—27. 33. (Jesus) said unto another (of his disciples), Lord, I am ready (said Peter) to go with thee, Follow me; but he said, Lord, suffer me first both into prison and to death. And he said to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto unto them, When I sent you without purse, him, Let the dead bury their dead; but go and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? thou and preach the kingdom of God. And and they said nothing. Lu. xxii. 33. 35. another also said, Lord, I will follow thee, but Lord, whither goest thou (said Peter to Jesus)? let me first go bid them farewell which are at Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst home at my house : and Jesus said unto him, not follow me now, but thou shalt follow me No man, having put his hand to the plough, afterwards. Peter said unto him, Lord, why and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my God. Lu. ix. 59-62. life for thy sake : Jesus answered him, Wilt Suffer me first to go and bury my father.] thou lay down thy life for my sake? verily, Every one that hath forsaken houses, or breverily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not thren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, crow, till thou hast denied me thrice. John or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall xii. 36, 37, 38.

receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit ever20 And the birds of the air have nests.] lasting life. Mat. xix. 29. He that is the Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and high priest among his brethren, upon whose the swallow a nest for herself, where she may head the anointing oil was poured, and that lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord, of is consecrated to put on the garments, shall hosts, my King, and my God. Ps. Ixxxiv. 3. not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes : Where birds make their nests (in the trees of neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor the Lord), as for the stork, the fir trees are defile himself for his father, or for his mother ; her house. Ps. civ. 17.

neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor The Son of man hath not where to lay his profane the sanctuary of his God; for the head. I am poor and needy ; yet the Lord crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon thinketh upon me : thou art my help and my him: I am the Lord. Le. xxi. 10, 11, 12. deliverer ; make no tarrying, O my God. Ps. All the days that he (the Nazarile) separateth

22 to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; 23 and let the dead bury their dead. And when he was entered into 24 a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a

great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with 25 the waves : but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him,

himself unto the Lord he shall come at no they took him even as he was in the ship dead body: he shall not make himself unclean Mar. iv. 36. Now it came to pass on a certain for his father or for his mother, for his bro- day, that he went into a ship with his dis ther or for his sister, when they die; because ciples, and he said unto them, Let us go over the consecration of his God is upon his head. unto the other side of the lake. La. viii. 22 Nu. vi. 6. 7. Of Levi he (Moses) said, Let 24 There arose a great tempest. They thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy that go down to the sea in ships, that de holy One, whom thou didst prove at Massah, business in great waters; these see the works and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of the Lord and his wonders in the deep, for of Meribah, who said unto his father and to he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, his mother, I have not seen him; neither did which lifteth up the waves thereof; they mount he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his up to the heaven, they go down again to own children, for they have observed thy the depths; their soul is melted because of word, and kept thy covenant; they shall teach trouble ; they reel to and fro, and stagger Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt. Ps. cvii. 23-27. Othou (the Church of sacrifice upon thine altar. De. xxxiii. 8, 9, 10, Christ) afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not He (Elisha) left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, comforted; behold, I will lay thy stones with and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father fair colours, and lay thy foundations with and my mother, and then I will follow thee; sapphires. Is. liv. il. The Lord sent out and he said unto him, Go back again, for a great wind into the sea, and there was a what have I done to thee? And he returned mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and like to be broken : then the mariners were slew them, and boiled their flesh with the afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the cast forth the wares that were in the ship into people, and they did eat; then he arose, and the sea, to lighten it of them; but Jonab was went after Elijah, and ministered unto him. gone down into the sides of the ship, and he 1 Ki. xix. 20, 21. Thus speaketh the Lord lay, and was fast asleep. Jon, i. 4, 5. There of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is arose a great storm of wind, and the waves not come, the time that the Lord's house beat into the ship, so that it was now full: should be built. Hag. i. 2. Henceforth know and he (Jesus) was in the hinder part of the we no man after the flesh; yea, though we ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, have known Christ after the flesh, yet now and say unto him, Master, carest thou not henceforth know we him no more. 2 Co. v. that we perish? Mar. iv. 37, 38. Not long

after (they, Paul and his company, had sailed 22 Follow me.] See chap. iv. 19. and com. close to Crete) there arose against it a tent

And let the dead bury their dead.] It was pestuous wind called Euroclydon. Ac. xxvii. meet (said the father of the prodigal to his 14. Thrice was I (Paul) beaten with rods, elder son) that we should make merry and be once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, glad, for this thy brother was dead and is a night and a day I have been in the deep; is alive again, and was lost, and is found. Lu. journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils xv. 32. You hath he (Jesus) quickened, who of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, were dead in trespasses and sins: but God, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickin perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, ened us together with Christ (by grace ye are in perils among false brethren. 2 Co. xi. 25, saved). Ep. ii. 1.5. Awake thou that sleepest, 26. and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give B ut he was asleep.] As they (Jesus and his thee light. Ep. v. 14. You, being dead in disciples) sailed, he fell asleep; and there came your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, down a storm of wind on the lake, and they hath he quickened together with him, having were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. forgiven you all trespasses. Col. ii. 13. She Lu. viii. 23. And when even was now come, that liveth in pleasure, is dead while she liveth. his disciples went down into the sea, and 1 Ti. v. 6.

entered into a ship, and went over the sea 23 Entered into a ship.) He (Jesus) entered toward Capernaum, and it was now dark, and into a ship, and passed over, and came into his Jesus was not come to them; and the sea own city. Mat. ix. 1. And when “they” arose by reason of a great wind that blew. ("the disciples") had sent away the multitude, John vi. 16, 17, 18. Now Jesus loved Martha

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and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us : we perish. And he saith 26 unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great

and her sister, and Lazarus; when he had yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two of my righteousness; fear not, thou worm days still in the same place where he was. Jacob, and ye men of Israel, I will help thee, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth said he to his saith the Lord, and thy Redeemer, the Holy disciples), but I go that I may awake him out One of Israel. Is. xli. 10. 14. Where is your of sleep. Then said his disciples, Lord, if he faith? And they, being afraid, wondered, sleep, he shall do well. Howbeit Jesus spake saying one to another, What manner of man of his death, but they thought that he had is this; for he commandeth even the winds spoken of taking rest in sleep. Then said and water, and they obey him. L. viii. 25. Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead; and He (Abraham) staggered not at the promise Ian glad for your sakes that I was not there, of God through unbelief; but was strong in to the intent ye may believe : nevertheless, let faith, giving glory to God. Ro. iv. 20. See is go unto him. John xi. 5-15.

chap. xiv. 31. 25 And awoke him.] Why standest thou And rebuked the winds and the sea.] See afar off, O Lord; why hidest thou thyself in verse 27. Who shut up the sea with doors, times of trouble? Ps. X. 1. Yea, for thy when it brake forth as if it had issued out of sake are we killed, all the day long we are the womb? when I made the cloud the garcounted as sheep for the slaughter. Awake, ment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling why sleepest thou, O Lord ? arise, cast us not band for it, and brake up for it my decreed

for ever? Ps. xliv. 22, 23. Awake, awake, place, and set bars and doors, and said, pat on strength, O arm of the Lord : awake as Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further, and in the ancient days, in the generations of old. here shall thy proud waves be stayed. Job drt thou not it that cut Rahab, and wounded xxxviii. 8-11. O God of our salvation, which the dragon ? Art thou not it which hath dried stilleth the noise of the sea, the noise of their the sea, the waters of the great deep; that waves, and the tumult of the people. Ps. Ixv. hath made the depths of the sea a way for the 7. Thou (O Lord) rulest the raging of the ransorbed to pass over, Is. li. 9, 10. He sea; when the waves thereof arise thou stillest (Jesus) was in the hinder part of the ship them. Ps. Ixxxix. 9. The floods have lifted asleep on a pillow ; and they awake him, and up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their may unto him, Master, carest thou not that we voice; the floods lift up their waves. The perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, Lord on high is mightier that the noise of and said unto the sea, Peace, be still; and the many waters; yea, than the mighty waves of wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mar. the sea. Ps. xciii. 3, 4. Thou (0 Lord) ir. 38, 39. And “they" ("the disciples") coveredst it (the earth) with the deep, as with came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, a garment; the waters stood above the mounMaster, we perish! Then he arose, and re- tains; at thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of buked the wind, and the raging of the water; thy thunder they hasted away. They go up by and they ceased, and there was a calm. L4. the mountains; they go down by the valleys, fii. 24.

unto the place which thou hast founded for Sare us : we perish.] Asa (the king) cried them. Thou hast set a bound that they may into the Lord bis God, and said, Lord, it is not pass over: that they turn not again to notbing with thee to help, whether with many cover the earth. Ps. civ. 6-9. They (that or with them that have no power; help us, go down to the sea in ships) cry unto the Lord O Lord our God, for we rest on thee, and in in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of thy name we go against this multitude ; 0 their distresses; he maketh the storm a calm, Lord, thou art our God, let not man prevail so that the waves thereof are still ; then are against thee. 2 Ch. xiv. 11. O our God (said they glad, because they be quiet: so he king Jehoshaphat), wilt thou not judge them? for bringeth them to their desired haven. Ps. we have no might against this great company cvii. 28, 29, 30. The sea saw it and fed ; that cometh against us; neither know we what Jordan was driven back, the mountains to do, but our eyes are upon thee. 2 Ch. xx. skipped like rams, and the little hills like 12. The ship-master came to him (Jonah), lambs; what ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou and said unto him, What meanest thou, o fledest ? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven sleeper: arise, call upon thy God, if so be that back; ye mountains, that ye skipped like God will think upon us, that we perish not. rams, and ye little hills, like lambs? Tremble Jo. i. 6. See chap. xiv. 30.

thou earth at the presence of the Lord, at the 26 Why are ye fearful, &c.] See Mat, vi. presence of the God of Jacob. Ps.cxiv. 3-7. 30. Fear thou not (Israel), for I am with When he established the clouds above; when thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I he strengthened the fountains of the deep; will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, when he gave to the sea his decree, that the

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