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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Mark 1:14-22

Here is, I. A general account of Christ's preaching in Galilee. John gives an account of his preaching in Judea, before this (John 2:1-3:36), which the other evangelists had omitted, who chiefly relate what occurred in Galilee, because that was least known at Jerusalem. Observe, 1. When Jesus began to preach in Galilee; After that John was put in prison. When he had finished his testimony, then Jesus began his. Note, The silencing of Christ's ministers shall not be the suppressing of Christ's... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Mark 1:14-15

1:14-15 After John had been committed to prison, Jesus came into Galilee, announcing the good news about God, and saying, "The time that was appointed has come; and the Kingdom of God is here. Repent and believe the good news." There are in this summary of the message of Jesus three great, dominant words of the Christian faith. (i) There is the good news. It was preeminently good news that Jesus came to bring to men. If we follow the word euaggelion ( Greek #2098 ), good news, gospel... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Mark 1:14

Now after that John was put in prison ,.... In the castle of Macherus, by Herod, for reproving him for taking his brother Philip's wife: Jesus came into Galilee : again, from whence he came to be baptized of John: preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God : the good news and glad tidings of the kingdom of the Messiah, or Gospel dispensation; which lies not in worldly pomp and splendour, in outward observances, in legal rites and ceremonies, but in righteousness, peace, and joy; in... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Mark 1:14

Preaching the Gospel of the kingdom - See the notes on Matthew 3:2 ; and on the office of the preacher, or herald, at the end of that chapter. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Mark 1:14

Verse 14 Mark 1:14.Preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God. Matthew appears to differ a little from the other two: for, after mentioning that Jesus left his own city Nazareth, and departed to Capernaum, he says: from that time Jesus began to preach. Luke and Mark, again, relate, that he taught publicly in his own country. But the solution is easy; for the words which Matthew employs, ἀπὸ τότε, from that time, ought to be viewed as referring, not to what immediately precedes, but to the whole... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 1:14

Now after that John was put in prison ( μετὰ τὸ παραδοθῆναι ); literally, was delivered up. This was our Lord's second coming into Galilee. Galilee had been specially designated as the scene of the Divine manifestation (see Isaiah 9:1 , Isaiah 9:2 ). The land of Galilee, or of Zebulun and Naphtali, had the misfortune to be the first in the sad calamity which fell upon the Jewish nation through the Assyrian invasion; and, in order to console them under this grievious affliction,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 1:14-15

The Divine Preacher. Christ was known as a Prophet before he was manifested as the Priest and the King of humanity. He came preaching. In these verses is related the fact of a ministry in Galilee. The occasion was the cessation of John's ministry; the place, that northern province which had been foretold as the scene of the Messiah's labours, and in which he had passed the years of his youth. We have here put upon record the substance of the Saviour's preaching. I. CHRIST WAS A ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 1:14-15

The ministry of mercy. Our text reminds us of the significant fact that Jesus began his ministry in Galilee, and not in Jerusalem, as the Jews might have expected of their Messiah. In the city where the sacred temple stood there was far less of the earnestness and simplicity which our Lord sought for than among the rural peasants and fishermen. Hence his work was begun and was largely continued in a district which was poor and despised. This, however, was only in harmony with much that we... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 1:14-15

Parallel passages: Matthew 4:17 ; Luke 4:14 , Luke 4:15 .— The Galilean ministry. I. HIS PREACHING BEGAN IN GALILEE . Though our Lord's public ministry may be regarded as having commenced at that Passover at Jerusalem to which reference has been already made, yet his public appearance as a preacher was in Galilee. The place, the date, the subject are all distinctly marked by St. Peter in the tenth chapter of the Acts, at the thirty-seventh verse, as we read, "That word... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 1:14-20

The fishers of men. An interval of time elapses, the incidents of which, momentous in the great history, are recorded in the other Gospels, e.g. John's testimony to the Lamb of God ( John 1:19-34 ), the gathering of the first disciples ( John 1:35-51 ), the marriage at Cane ( John 2:1-12 ), the cleansing of the temple ( John 2:13-25 ), the conversation with Nicodemus ( John 3:1-21 ). "Now after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,... read more

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