1 AndThirdly, because they preferred the ceremonial law (which was but an addition to the moral law) before the moral law, whereas in reality they should have learned from this the true use of the ceremonial law.he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had aThat is, unprofitable and dead.withered hand.
2 And they watched him, whether he would heale him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him.
3 Then he saide vnto the man which had the withered hand, Arise: stand forth in the middes.
4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to saveHe uses here the figure of speech called synecdoche, for this type of saying, «to save the life», is the same as saying «to save the man».life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
5 And when he had looked round about on themMen are angry when they have wrong done to them, but not without sin: but Christ is angry without sin, and he is not sorry for the injury that is done to him as much as he is for their wickedness; and therefore he had pity upon them, and because of that he is said to have been grieved.with anger, being grieved for theAs though their heart had been closed up and had grown together, so that wholesome doctrine had no effect upon them.hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched [it] out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
6 The more the truth is suppressed, the more it comes out.And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with theSee (Mat_22:16).Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
7 But Iesus auoided with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude followed him from Galile, and from Iudea,
8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and [from]Which Josephus called stony or rocky.beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship shouldShould always be ready for him.wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as hadDiseases with which God scourges men as it were with whips.plagues.
11 AndIn those whom they had entered into: or by the figure of speech called metonymy, it refers to those who were vexed with the unclean spirits.unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
12 And he sharply rebuked them, to the ende they should not vtter him.
13 Then hee went vp into a mountaine, and called vnto him whome he woulde, and they came vnto him.
14 The twelve apostles are set apart to be trained for the office of the apostleship.And heChose and appointed twelve to be familiar and well acquainted with him.ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
15 And that they might haue power to heale sicknesses, and to cast out deuils.
16 And the first was Simon, and hee named Simon, Peter,
17 Then Iames the sonne of Zebedeus, & Iohn Iames brother (and surnamed them Boanerges, which is, the sonnes of thunder,)
18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the [son] of Alphaeus, andWhom Luke also calls Judas: and to make a distinction the other Judas is called Iscariot.Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into anThe disciples whom Christ had taken as part of his company and to live with him come home to his house, to be with him from this point on.house.
20 And the multitude assembled againe, so that they could not so much as eate bread.
21 None are worse enemies of the gospel than they that should be enemies of it the least.And when hisLiterally, «they that were of him», that is, his relatives: for they that were mad were brought to their relatives.friends heard [of it], they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
22 And the Scribes which came downe fro Hierusalem, saide, He hath Beelzebub, & through the prince of the deuils he casteth out deuils.
23 But he called them vnto him, and said vnto them in parables, How can Satan driue out Sata?
24 For if a kingdome bee deuided against it selfe, that kingdome can not stand.
25 Or if a house bee deuided against it selfe, that house can not continue.
26 And ifSatan's servants or followers.Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
27 No man can enter into a strong mans house, and take away his goods, except hee first binde that strong man, and then spoyle his house.
28 Only those who know Christ and maliciously attack him are without hope of salvation.Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
29 But hee that blasphemeth against the holy Ghost, shall neuer haue forgiuenesse, but is culpable of eternall damnation.
30 These are the words of the evangelist.Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
31 There came then hisBy the name «brother» the Hebrews understand all that are of the same stock and blood.brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
32 And the people sate about him, and they said vnto him, Beholde, thy mother, and thy brethren seeke for thee without.
33 But hee answered them, saying, Who is my mother and my brethren?
34 The spiritual family is larger than the biological family.And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
35 For whosoeuer doeth the will of God, he is my brother, and my sister, and mother.