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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Matthew 9:18-26

We have here two passages of history put together; that of the raising of Jairus's daughter to life, and that of the curing of the woman that had the bloody issue, as he was going to Jairus's house, which is introduced in a parenthesis, in the midst of the other; for Christ's miracles were thick sown, and interwoven; the work of him that sent him was his daily work. He was called to do these good works from speaking the things foregoing, in answer to the cavils of the Pharisees, Matt. 9:18:... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Matthew 9:1-34

We have repeatedly seen that in Matthew's gospel there is nothing haphazard. It is carefully planned and carefully designed. In Matthew 9:1-38 we see another example of this careful planning, for here we see the first shadows of the gathering storm. We see the opposition beginning to grow; we hear the first hint of the charges which are going to be levelled against Jesus, and which are finally going to bring about his death. In this chapter four charges are made against Jesus. (i) He is... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Matthew 9:22

But Jesus turned him about ,.... Knowing what was done behind him, that virtue was gone out of him, that the woman had touched him, and was healed; which is a clear proof of his omniscience, and so of his deity: not that he was angry with her for touching him, though she was an impure woman; for though men and garments were defiled by the touch of a profluvious F24 Misn. Oholot, c. 1. sect. 5. & Zabim, c. 2. sect. 4. & 3. 1. 2,3. & 4,5. & 5. 1. person; yet such was the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Matthew 9:22

Daughter, be of good comfort - Θαρσει θυγατερ , Take courage, daughter. See on Matthew 9:2 ; (note). The reason of this kind speech was - Jesus, finding that virtue had proceeded from him; made inquiry who had touched him. The woman, finding that she could not be hid, came fearing and trembling, ( Mark 5:33 ;), and confessed the truth: to dispel these fears and to comfort her mind, Jesus said, Daughter, take courage. Thy faith hath made thee whole - Η πιστις σου σεσωκε σε , This... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Matthew 9:22

Verse 22 Matthew 9:22.Take courage, my daughter. This expression shows the weakness of her faith for, had there been no impropriety in her trembling, Christ would not have corrected it by exhorting her to take courage Yet, at the same time, he commends her faith; and this supports the view which I have already stated, that, while she sought Christ by the guidance of the Spirit, and from a sincere and pious desire, she hesitated in such a manner as to need to be strengthened. Thus we see that... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 9:1-26

The Lord of both lives. Notice in introduction one of the simplest instances of the way in which the three very various accounts of our Lord's life and works supply one another, add greatly to our information, and form a network of evidence of the authenticity of the narrative which it would seem impossible to gainsay. Observe— I. THE GRACIOUS ACTION TAKEN BY THE SAVIOUR SO PROMPTLY ON THE FIRST SIGHT OF FAITH . Notice the fact that the forgiveness of the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 9:18-26

The raising of the daughter of a ruler ( Jairus , in the parallel passages ), and the healing of the woman with an issue. Parallel passages: Mark 5:21-43 ; Luke 8:40-56 . Matthew's account is much the shortest. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 9:18-26

The raising of the daughter of Jairus. I. THE FATHER . 1 . His position. He was a ruler of the synagogue, a dignitary of the Jewish Church, The Pharisees once asked in scorn, "Have any of the rulers believed on him?" Here was one who certainly believed. Possibly he may have been one of those elders of the Jews whom the centurion had sent to Christ. If so, he had seen both the power of Christ and his sympathy with sorrow and suffering. Now sorrow had come very near to him, and he... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 9:18-26

The ruler's daughter. I. THE APPEAL . 1 . The applicator. A ruler. Rulers were slow to believe in Christ. But some from almost every class were found among his disciples. Distress breaks down pride and shatters prejudices. They who would never seek Christ in prosperity may be found crying out for his help in trouble. 2 . The object. The ruler asks for his child a favour which possibly he would have been too proud to have sought for himself. Suffering children touch the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 9:18-26

The advance of faith upon sense. In introduction, point out this narrative as a typical instance of the advantage of comparing the different accounts of the three evangelists. Note in this case the very graphic rehearsal of St. Mark, and how still St. Luke has to add to it. Also point out the fine corroborating, not invalidating, witness to truth offered by the variation of St. Matthew's "even now dead," St. Mark's "on the point of death," and St. Luke's "lay a-dying." Notice— I. WHAT ... read more

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