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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 4:31-44

When Christ was expelled Nazareth, he came to Capernaum, another city of Galilee. The account we have in these verses of his preaching and miracles there we had before, Mark 1:21 Observe, I. His preaching: He taught them on the sabbath days, Luke 4:31. In hearing the word preached, as an ordinance of God, we worship God, and it is a proper work for sabbath days. Christ's preaching much affected the people (Luke 4:32); they were astonished at his doctrine, there was weight in every word he... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 4:31-37

4:31-37 Jesus came down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and he was teaching them on the Sabbath day; and they were astonished at his teaching because his speech was with authority. There was in the synagogue a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon and he cried out with a loud voice, "What have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God." So Jesus rebuked it. "Be muzzled," he said, "and come out of him." And after the demon... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 4:37

And the fame of him went out ,.... From hence on account of his dispossessing this unclean spirit, which seems to be the first instance of this kind: into every place in the country round about ; into every city, town, and village in Galilee, and even into all places round about Galilee; Mark 1:28 . read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 4:37

The fame - Ηχος , the sound. This is a very elegant metaphor. The people are represented as struck with astonishment, and the sound goes out through all the coasts; in allusion to the propagation of sound, by a smart stroke upon any substance, by which the air is suddenly agitated, and conveys the report made by the stroke to distant places. So this miracle was told to others by those who saw it, and they to others still, till it was heard through all the coasts of Galilee, Mark 1:28 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 4:31-43

A sabbath day's work. "The despised and rejected" of Nazareth comes down to Capernaum, henceforth the center of his labor of love. The evangelist sets before us one of the sabbath days of this early Galilaean period, and bids us note the use made of the sabbath by the Son of man, who was also its Lord. He takes us to the synagogue, no doubt crowded by an expectant throng of fishermen, farmers, masters and workmen of busy Gennesareth. Jesus is the Teacher; and, as the discourse proceeds, we... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 4:31-44

Our Lord's labors at Capernaum. As Nazareth knew not the day of her visitation, and had done her best to make away with Jesus, he had no alternative but to make another place his center. Capernaum, a city situated on the lake of Galilee, and through which the Eastern caravans were accustomed to pass, is selected by him as the most suitable head-quarters for his Galilaean ministry. Accordingly, he came down from the uplands, where Nazareth lay, to this seaport, and there began his... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 4:32-37

Fame and Power. "His word was with power;" "The fame of him went out." Fame and power are the objects of eager and arduous pursuit; they are supposed to be deserving of the expenditure of our strength, and to reward us for all our anxieties and toils. What is their worth, intrinsic and relative? What were they to our Lord? and what should they be to us? I. THE WORTHLESSNESS OF FAME . 1 . The fame of Jesus Christ, as a man, is remarkable indeed. Born in a little Judaean... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 4:37

And the fame of him went out ; more accurately rendered, and there went out a rumor concerning him . read more

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