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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Matthew 15:29-39

Here is, I. A general account of Christ's cures, his curing by wholesale. The tokens of Christ's power and goodness are neither scarce nor scanty; for there is in him an overflowing fulness. Now observe, 1. The place where these cures were wrought; it was near the sea of Galilee, a part of the country Christ was much conversant with. We read not of any thing he did in the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, but the casting of the devil out of the woman of Canaan's daughter, as if he took that journey on... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Matthew 15:29-39

15:29-39 And Jesus left there, and went to the Sea of Galilee; and he went up into a mountain, and he was sitting there; and great crowds came to him, bringing with them people who were lame and blind and deaf and maimed, and laid them at his feet, and he healed them, so that the crowd were amazed when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed restored to soundness, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they praised the God of Israel. Jesus called his disciples to him. "My... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Matthew 15:29-39

In this passage we see fully displayed the graciousness and the sheer kindness of Jesus Christ. We see him relieving every kind of human need. (i) We see him curing physical disability. The lame, the maimed, the blind and the dumb are laid at his feet and cured. Jesus is infinitely concerned with the bodily pain of the world; and those who bring men health and healing are still doing the work of Jesus Christ. (ii) We see him concerned for the tired. The people are tired and he wants to... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Matthew 15:33

And his disciples said unto him ,.... The former miracle of feeding five thousand men, besides women and children, with five loaves and two fishes, being quite out of their thoughts, they reply, whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? The question is big with objections, and is put with some vehemency and astonishment: the people to be led were a multitude, a great multitude, a very great multitude, and these too had had but little, or no... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Matthew 15:33

Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, etc. - Human foresight, even in the followers of Christ, is very short. In a thousand instances, if we supply not its deficiency by faith, we shall be always embarrassed, and often miserable. This world is a desert, where nothing can be found to satisfy the soul of man, but the salvation which Christ has procured. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Matthew 15:33

Verse 33 33.Whence shall we obtain so many loaves in a solitary place? The disciples manifest excessive stupidity in not remembering, at least, that earlier proof of the power and grace of Christ, which they might have applied to the case in hand. As if they had never seen any thing of the same sort, they forget to apply to him for relief. There is not a day on which a similar indifference does not steal upon us; and we ought to be the more careful not to allow our minds to be drawn away from... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 15:29-39

Healing of the sick, and feeding of the four thousand. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 15:29-39

The return. I. THE JOURNEY . 1 . The Lord leaves the borders of Tyre. He had sojourned for a short time in this heathen land. He had wrought one mighty miracle; one heathen woman had shown a strangely energetic and persevering faith—a faith that we Christians may well covet earnestly. Surely some heathen souls—two at least, one would think—must have been drawn to Christ and to salvation by that work of love and power. They may, perhaps, have been among the little company who,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 15:29-39

Feeding of the four thousand. Matthew puts side by side with miracles of healing this miracle of feeding the four thousand, as if inviting us to read them in the light they reflect upon each other. 1 . The first point of contrast is that, while the healing originated in the desire of the multitude who sought our Lord's help, the feeding originated with him, he being the first to notice the faint looks of many of the people. It were much to receive at Christ's hand all we ask for;... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 15:32-39

The compassion of Jesus. Having let fall that crumb under the table, in the parts of Tyre and Sidon, Jesus returns to make a full feast for the children. When he had here performed miracles of healing, he proceeds to the performance of a miracle of feeding. The removal of evil is a prelude to the communication of good. I. THE COMPASSION OF JESUS IS READY . 1 . Quick to discern a need. 2 . Quick to provide against calamity. II. THE COMPASSION OF JESUS ... read more

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