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Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, Volume 4: Isaiah to Malachi

by Matthew Henry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them. 43. And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am 1 sent. 44. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee. 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, &c. Observe, I. His preaching; He taught them, on the sabbath-days, v. 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; v. 32.) they were astonished at his doctrine, there was weight in every word he said, and admirable discoveries were made to them by it. The doctrine itself was astonishing, and not only as it came from one that had not had a liberal education. His word was with power; there was a commanding force in it, and a working power went along with it to the consciences of men. The doctrine Paul preached, hereby proved itself to be of God, that it came t'n demonstration of the Spirit, and of power. II. His miracles. Of these we have here, 1. Two particularly specified, showing Christ to be, (1.) A Controller and Conqueror of Satan, in the world of mankind, and in the souls of people, by his power to cast them out of the bodies of those he had taken possession of; for for this purpose was he manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Observe, 1. The devil is an unclean spirit, his nature directly contrary to that of the pure and holy God, and degenerated from what it was at first. 2. This unclean spirit works in the children of men; in the souls of many, as then in...… (more)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them. 43. And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am 1 sent. 44. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee. 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, &c. Observe, I. His preaching; He taught them, on the sabbath-days, v. 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; v. 32.) they were astonished at his doctrine, there was weight in every word he said, and admirable discoveries were made to them by it. The doctrine itself was astonishing, and not only as it came from one that had not had a liberal education. His word was with power; there was a commanding force in it, and a working power went along with it to the consciences of men. The doctrine Paul preached, hereby proved itself to be of God, that it came t'n demonstration of the Spirit, and of power. II. His miracles. Of these we have here, 1. Two particularly specified, showing Christ to be, (1.) A Controller and Conqueror of Satan, in the world of mankind, and in the souls of people, by his power to cast them out of the bodies of those he had taken possession of; for for this purpose was he manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Observe, 1. The devil is an unclean spirit, his nature directly contrary to that of the pure and holy God, and degenerated from what it was at first. 2. This unclean spirit works in the children of men; in the souls of many, as then in...

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