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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Women minister unto Christ of their substance.
4Christ, after he had preached from place to place, attended by his apostles, propounds the parable of the sower,
16and the candle;
19declares who are his mother, and brethren;
22rebukes the winds;
26casts the legion of devils out of the man into the herd of swine;
37is rejected of the Gadarenes,;
43heals the woman of her bloody issue;
49and raises from death Jairus's daughter.
 
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Chapter 8

Verse 1
And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,


that
4:43,44; Matthew 4:23; 9:35; 11:1; Mark 1:39; Acts 10:38
the glad
2:10,11; 4:18; Isaiah 61:1-3; Matthew 13:19; Acts 13:32; Romans 10:15
and the
6:14-16; Matthew 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19

Verse 2
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
certain
23:27; Matthew 27:55,56; Mark 15:40,41; 16:1; John 19:25; Acts 1:14
out
30; Mark 16:9

Verse 3
And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
Joanna
24:10
Herod's
9:7-9; John 4:46-53; Acts 13:1; Philippians 4:22
of their
1 Chronicles 29:14; Isaiah 23:18; Matthew 2:11; 25:40; 26:11; Acts 9:36-39; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Timothy 5:10

Verse 4
And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
Matthew 13:2; Mark 4:1

Verse 5
A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
sower
11; Matthew 13:3,4,18,19,24-26,37; Mark 4:2-4,15,26-29
fell
12; Hebrews 2:1; James 1:23,24
it
Psalms 119:118; Matthew 5:13
and the
Genesis 15:11

Verse 6
And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
13; Jeremiah 5:3; Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26; Amos 6:12; Matthew 13:5,6,20,21; Mark 4:5,6,16; Mark 4:17; Romans 2:4,5; Hebrews 3:7,8,15

Verse 7
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
thorns
14; 21:34; Genesis 3:18; Jeremiah 4:3; Matthew 13:7,22; Mark 4:7,18,19; Hebrews 6:7,8

Verse 8
And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
other
15; Matthew 13:8,23; Mark 4:8,20; John 1:12,13; 3:3-5; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 1:10
an hundredfold
Genesis 26:12
He that
Proverbs 1:20-23; 8:1; 20:12; Jeremiah 13:15; 25:4; Matthew 11:15; 13:9; Revelation 2:7,11

Verse 9
And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
What
Hosea 6:3; Matthew 13:10,18,36; 15:15; Mark 4:10,34; 7:17,18; John 15:15

Verse 10
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Unto
10:21-24; Psalms 25:14; Matthew 11:25; 13:11,12; 16:17; Mark 4:11; Romans 16:25; 1 Corinthians 2:7-11; 12:11; Ephesians 3:3-9; Colossians 1:26-28; 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:10-12
that seeing
Deuteronomy 29:4; Isaiah 6:9; 29:14; 44:18; Jeremiah 5:21; Matthew 13:14-17; John 12:40; Acts 28:26,27; Romans 11:7-10

Verse 11
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
The seed
Isaiah 8:20; Matthew 13:19; Mark 4:14-20; 1 Corinthians 3:6,7,9-12; James 1:21; 1 Peter 1:23-25

Verse 12
Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
by
5; Proverbs 1:24-26,29; Matthew 13:19; Mark 4:15; James 1:23,24
then
Proverbs 4:5; Isaiah 65:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-14; Revelation 12:9

Verse 13
They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
receive
Psalms 106:12-14; Isaiah 58:2; Ezekiel 33:32; Matthew 13:20,21; Mark 4:16,17; 6:20; John 5:35; Galatians 3:1,4; 4:15-20
and these
Job 19:28; Proverbs 12:3,12; Ephesians 3:17; Colossians 2:7; Jude 1:12
which
22:31,32; Hosea 6:4; John 2:23-25; 8:30-32; 12:42,43; 15:2,6; Acts 8:13-23; 1 Corinthians 13:2; 15:2; Colossians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 3:5; 1 Timothy 1:19; 2 Timothy 2:18,19; Hebrews 10:39; James 2:26; 2 Peter 2:20,22; 1 John 2:19

Verse 14
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
and are
7; 16:13; 17:26-30; 18:24,25; 21:34; Matthew 6:24,25; 13:22; Mark 4:19; 1 Timothy 6:9,10,17; 2 Timothy 4:10; 1 John 2:15-17
and bring
13:6-9; John 15:6

Verse 15
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
in an
6:45; Deuteronomy 30:6; Psalms 51:10; Jeremiah 31:33; 32:29; Ezekiel 36:26,27; Romans 7:18; Ephesians 2:8; James 1:16-19; 1 Peter 2:1,2
keep
11:28; Job 23:11,12; Psalms 1:1-3; 119:11,127-129; Proverbs 3:1; Jeremiah 15:16; John 14:15,21-24; 15:10; 1 Corinthians 7:19; Hebrews 2:1; James 1:22-25; 1 John 2:3
bring
Matthew 24:13; Romans 2:7; 6:22; 7:4; Galatians 5:22-26; Philippians 1:11; 3:13-15; Colossians 1:6,10; Hebrews 6:11,12; 10:36; James 1:4; 5:7,8

Verse 16
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
when
11:33; Matthew 5:15,16; Mark 4:21,22; Acts 26:18; Philippians 2:15,16; Revelation 1:20; 2:1; Revelation 11:4

Verse 17
For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
nothing
12:2,3; Ecclesiastes 12:14; Matthew 10:26; 1 Corinthians 4:5

Verse 18
Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
heed
9:44; Deuteronomy 32:46,47; Proverbs 2:2-5; Mark 4:23,24; 13:14; Acts 10:33; 17:11; Hebrews 2:1; James 1:19-25; 1 Peter 2:1,2
for
19:26; Matthew 13:12; 25:29; Mark 4:25; John 15:2
from
12:20,21; 16:2-4,19-25; Matthew 7:22,23; 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
seemeth to have
or, thinketh that he hath.
Proverbs 14:12; Romans 12:3; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 8:2; 14:37; Philippians 3:4; James 1:26

Verse 19
Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press.
Matthew 12:46-50; Mark 3:21,31-35

Verse 20
And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
thy brethren
Matthew 13:55,56; Mark 6:3; John 7:3-6; Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Galatians 1:19

Verse 21
And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
My mother
11:27,28; Matthew 25:40,45; 28:10; John 15:14,15; 20:17; 2 Corinthians 5:16; 6:18; Hebrews 2:11-13
which
15; Matthew 7:21-26; 17:5; John 6:28,29; 13:17; James 1:22; 1 John 2:29; 3:22; 1 John 3:23; 3 John 1:11

Verse 22
Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
that
Matthew 8:18,23-27; Mark 4:35-41; John 6:1
Let
Matthew 14:22; Mark 5:21; 6:45; 8:13

Verse 23
But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
he fell
Psalms 44:23; Isaiah 51:9,10; Hebrews 4:15
came
Psalms 93:3,4; 107:23-30; 124:2-4; 148:8; Isaiah 54:11; Acts 27:14-20

Verse 24
And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
Master
Psalms 69:1,2; 116:3,4; 142:4,5; Lamentations 3:54-56; John 2:2-6; Matthew 14:30; 2 Corinthians 1:9,10
he arose
Psalms 65:7; 104:6-9; 107:25-29; Isaiah 50:2; Jeremiah 5:22; Nahum 1:4
and rebuked
As the agitation of the sea was merely the effect of the wind, it was necessary to remove the cause of the commotion before the effect would cease. But who, by simply saying Peace, be still, (Mr 4:39,) could do this but God? One word of our Lord can change the face of nature, and calm the troubled ocean, as well as restore peace to the disconsolate soul.

Verse 25
And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
Where
12:28; Matthew 6:30; 8:26; 14:31; 17:20; Mark 4:40,41; John 11:40
being
Genesis 1:9,10; Joshua 10:12-14; Job 38:8-10; Proverbs 8:29; 30:4

Verse 26
And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
Matthew 8:28-34
Gergesenes
Mark 5:1-20

Verse 27
And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
met
Mark 5:2-5
and ware
1 Samuel 19:24
but
Numbers 19:16; Isaiah 65:4

Verse 28
When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
he cried
4:33-36; Matthew 8:29; Mark 1:24-27; 5:6-8; Acts 16:16-18
What
37,38
I beseech
Isaiah 27:1; 2 Peter 2:4; 1 John 3:8; James 2:19; Revelation 20:1-3,10

Verse 29
(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
commanded
Mark 5:8; Acts 19:12-16
caught
9:39,42; Mark 5:3-5; 9:20-26; 2 Timothy 2:25,26

Verse 30
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
Legion
Matthew 26:53; Mark 5:9
many
2; Matthew 8:29; Mark 16:9

Verse 31
And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
they
28; Job 1:11; 2:5; Philippians 2:10,11
the deep
"The abyss," says Dr. Doddridge, "the prison in which many of these fallen spirits are detained; and to which some, who may, like these, have been permitted for a while to range at large, are sometimes by Divine justice and power remanded."
Matthew 25:41; Revelation 9:2; 19:20; 20:2,3,14,15

Verse 32
And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
there an
Leviticus 11:7; Isaiah 65:4; 66:3; Matthew 8:30-33; Mark 5:11-13
besought
Job 1:10; Psalms 62:11; John 19:11; 1 John 4:4
he suffered
1 Kings 22:22; Job 1:12; 2:6; Revelation 20:7

Verse 33
Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
Then
By this was fully evinced the sovereign power of our Lord, and the reality of diabolical agency; "for," says Dr. Doddridge, "it was self-evident that a herd of swine could not be confederates in any fraud; their death, therefore, in this instructive circumstance, was ten thousand times a greater blessing to mankind than if they had been slain for food, as was intended."
the herd
John 8:44; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 9:11

Verse 34
When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
they fled
Matthew 8:33; 28:11; Mark 5:14; Acts 19:16,17

Verse 35
Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
and found
Isaiah 49:24,25; 53:12; Hebrews 2:14,15; 1 John 3:8
sitting
2:46; 10:39; Mark 5:15; Acts 22:3
clothed
27; 15:17
in his
Psalms 51:10

Verse 37
Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
besought
28; 5:8; Deuteronomy 5:25; 1 Samuel 6:20; 2 Samuel 6:8,9; 1 Kings 17:18; Job 21:14,15; Matthew 8:34; Mark 5:17; Acts 16:39
and he
9:5,56; 10:10,11,16

Verse 38
Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
besought
28,37; Deuteronomy 10:20,21; Psalms 27:4; 32:7; 116:12,16; Mark 5:18; Philippians 1:23
saying
Exodus 12:25-27; 13:8,9,14-16; Psalms 71:17,18; 78:3-6; 107:21,22,31,32; Psalms 111:2-4; 145:3-12; Isaiah 63:7-13; Mark 5:19,20; Acts 9:13-16; Galatians 1:23,24; 1 Timothy 1:13-16

Verse 39
Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
Return
1 Timothy 5:8
and published
17:15-18; Deuteronomy 10:21; Psalms 66:16; 126:2,3; Daniel 4:1-3,34-37; Mark 1:45; John 4:29

Verse 40
And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.
that
Matthew 9:1; Mark 5:21
the people
5:1; 19:6,37,38,48; Mark 6:20; 12:37; John 5:35
waiting
Proverbs 8:34; Acts 10:33

Verse 41
And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
there
Matthew 9:18-25; Mark 5:22-43
a ruler
13:14; Acts 13:15; 18:8,17
and he fell
5:8; 17:16; Revelation 5:8
and besought
Matthew 8:7,8; Mark 5:23; John 4:46-49; 11:21; Acts 9:38

Verse 42
For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
one
7:12; Genesis 44:20-22; Job 1:18,19; Zechariah 12:10
and she
Job 4:20; Psalms 90:5-8; 103:15,16; Ecclesiastes 6:12; Ezekiel 24:16,25; Romans 5:12
But
45; Mark 5:24

Verse 43
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
having
Leviticus 15:25-33; Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25
twelve
27; 13:11,16; Mark 9:21; John 5:5,6; 9:1,21; Acts 3:2; 4:22; 14:8-10
had
2 Chronicles 16:12; Psalms 108:12; Isaiah 2:22; 55:1-3; Mark 5:26; 9:18,22
neither
Job 13:4

Verse 44
Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
behind
7:38
touched
Deuteronomy 22:12; Mark 5:27,28; 6:56; Acts 5:15; 19:12
immediately
13:13; Exodus 15:26; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 8:3; 20:34; John 5:13

Verse 45
And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
Who
"Not that he was ignorant who had touched him," says Epiphanius, "but that he might not be himself the divulger of the miracle, and that the woman, hearing the question, and drawing near, might testify the singular benefit she had received, and that, in consequence of her declaration, she might presently hear from his lips, that her faith had saved her; and by this means, others might be excited to come and be healed of their disorders."
the multitude
9:13; Mark 5:30-32

Verse 46
And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
for
6:19; 1 Peter 2:9; *marg:

Verse 47
And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
when
Psalms 38:9; Hosea 5:3
she came
1 Samuel 16:4; Psalms 2:11; Isaiah 66:2; Hosea 13:1; Habakkuk 3:16; Matthew 28:8; Mark 5:33; Acts 16:29; 1 Corinthians 2:3; 2 Corinthians 7:15; Philippians 2:12; Hebrews 12:28
she declared
17:15,16; Psalms 66:16

Verse 48
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
Daughter
Matthew 9:2,22; 12:20; 2 Corinthians 6:18
thy
7:50; 17:19; 18:42; Matthew 8:13; Mark 5:34; Acts 14:9; Hebrews 4:2
go
Exodus 4:18; 1 Samuel 1:17; 2 Kings 5:19

Verse 49
While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
he
41-43; Matthew 9:23-26; Mark 5:35-43
trouble
7:6; 11:7; Isaiah 7:12; Mark 5:35

Verse 50
But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
believe
48; Isaiah 50:10; Mark 5:36; 9:23; 11:22-24; John 11:25,40; Romans 4:17,20

Verse 51
And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
he suffered
1 Kings 17:19-23; 2 Kings 4:4-6,34-36; Isaiah 42:2; Matthew 6:5,6; Acts 9:40
save
6:14; 9:28; Mark 5:37-40; 14:33

Verse 52
And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
all
Genesis 23:2; 27:34,35; 2 Samuel 18:33; Jeremiah 9:17-21; Exodus 24:17; Zechariah 12:10
she
Mark 5:38,39; John 11:4,11-13

Verse 53
And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
laughed
16:14; Job 12:4; 17:2; Psalms 22:7; Isaiah 53:3
knowing
Mark 15:44,45; John 11:39; 19:33-35

Verse 54
And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
he put
51; Mark 5:40
took
Jeremiah 31:32; Matthew 9:25; Mark 1:31; 5:41; 8:23; 9:27
Maid
7:14,15; John 5:21,28,29; 11:43; Acts 9:40; Romans 4:17

Verse 55
And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
her spirit
This expression, thus used of one who had been dead, strongly implies, that at death the soul not only exists separately, but returns and is re-united to the body, when it is raised from the dead.
1 Kings 17:21-23; John 11:44
and he
24:41-43; Mark 5:43; John 11:44

Verse 56
And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
he charged
5:14; Matthew 8:4; 9:30; Mark 5:42,43


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