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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 4:40-44

4:40-44 When the sun was setting all who had friends who were ill with all kinds of sicknesses brought them to Jesus; and he laid his hands upon each one of them and cured them. Out of many there came demons, shouting out and saying, "You are the Son of God." And he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Anointed One. When day came, he went out and went to a desert place; and the crowds kept looking for him and they tried to restrain him so that he... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 4:43

And he said unto them ,.... In answer to their importunate requests: I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also ; as well as to Capernaum; and though they did not express their desire of his continuance with them, in order to preach the Gospel to them; yet Christ signifies, that a principal part of his work lay in preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, the Gospel dispensation on earth, the doctrines and ordinances of it, as well as the things which relate to the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 4:43

I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities - To proclaim the kingdom of God was the Messiah's great work; healing the diseases of the people was only an emblematical and secondary work, a work that was to be the proof of his goodness, and the demonstration of his authority to preach the Gospel, and open the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Some have found both a difficulty and a mystery in the shutting up of heaven in the time of the Prophet Elijah. It was, no doubt, emblematical... 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

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 4:38-44

Luke 4:38-44. He entered into Simon’s house See notes on Matthew 8:14-17; and Mark 1:29-35. When the sun was setting And consequently the sabbath ended, which they considered as continuing from sunset to sunset; all that had any sick brought them Fully persuaded that he could and would heal them; which he accordingly did; he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them Like the Pharisees, they seem to have questioned whether it was lawful for him to do cures on the sabbath... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 4:38-44

29. Many sick people healed (Matthew 4:23-25; Matthew 8:14-17; Mark 1:29-39; Luke 4:38-44)Further examples of the ministry of Jesus show the presence and power of the kingdom of God in healing those afflicted by Satan (Matthew 4:23-25; Mark 1:29-34). (For the significance of the kingdom of God see earlier section, ‘Jesus and the Kingdom’.) On one occasion when Jesus was staying in Capernaum, he went outside the town to find a quiet place to pray to his Father. Peter thought he was losing... read more

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