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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Christ followed by multitudes,
3heals one sick of the palsy;
13calls Matthew from the receipt of custom;
15eats with Publicans and sinners;
18excuses his disciples for not fasting;
23and for plucking the ears of corn on the sabbath day.
 
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Chapter 2

Verse 1
And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.


again
1:45; Matthew 9:1; Luke 5:18
and it
7:24; Luke 18:35-38; John 4:47; Acts 2:6

Verse 2
And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
straightway
13; 1:33,37,45; 4:1,2; Luke 5:17; 12:1
and he
1:14; 6:34; Psalms 40:9; Matthew 5:2; Luke 8:1,11; Acts 8:25; 11:19; 14:25; 16:6; Romans 10:8; 2 Timothy 4:2

Verse 3
And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
bringing
Matthew 9:1,2-8; Luke 5:18-26

Verse 4
And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
they uncovered
Deuteronomy 22:8; Luke 5:19

Verse 5
When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
saw
Genesis 22:12; John 2:25; Acts 11:23; 14:9; Ephesians 2:8; 1 Thessalonians 1:3,4; James 2:18-22
he said
9,10; Isaiah 53:11; Matthew 9:2; Luke 5:20; 7:47-50; Acts 5:31; 2 Corinthians 2:10; Colossians 3:13
Son
The Jews believed that not only death but all disease was the consequence of sin. "There is no death without sin, nor any chastisement without iniquity;" and that "no diseased person could be healed of his disease till his sins were blotted out." Our Lord, therefore, as usual, appeals to their received opinions, and asserts his high dignity, by first forgiving the sins, and then healing the body of the paralytic.
5:34; Matthew 9:22; Luke 8:48
sins
Job 33:17-26; Psalms 32:1-5; 90:7-9; 103:3; Isaiah 38:17; John 5:14; 1 Corinthians 11:30; James 5:15

Verse 6
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
and reasoning
8:17; Matthew 16:7,8; Luke 5:21,22; 2 Corinthians 10:5; *marg:

Verse 7
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
speak
14:64; Matthew 9:3; 26:65; John 10:33,36
who
Job 14:4; Psalms 130:4; Isaiah 43:25; Daniel 9:9; Micah 7:18; Luke 5:21; 7:49; John 20:20-23

Verse 8
And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
when
1 Chronicles 29:17; Matthew 9:4; Luke 5:22; 6:8; 7:39,40; John 2:24,25; 6:64; 21:17; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:23
Why
7:21; Psalms 139:2; Proverbs 15:26; 24:9; Isaiah 55:7; Ezekiel 38:10; Luke 24:38; Acts 5:3; Acts 8:22

Verse 9
Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
is it
Matthew 9:5; Luke 5:22-25
Thy sins

Verse 10
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
Daniel 7:13,14; Matthew 9:6-8; 16:13; John 5:20-27; Acts 5:31; 1 Timothy 1:13-16

Verse 11
I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
1:41; John 5:8-10; 6:63

Verse 12
And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
insomuch
1:27; Matthew 9:8; 12:23; Luke 7:16
glorified
Matthew 15:31; Luke 5:26; 13:13; 17:15; Acts 4:21
We never
Matthew 9:33; John 7:31; 9:32

Verse 13
And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
by
Matthew 9:9; 13:1
and all
2; 3:7,8,20,21; 4:1; Proverbs 1:20-22; Luke 19:48; 21:38

Verse 14
And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
he saw
3:18; Matthew 9:9; Luke 5:27
Alphaeus
3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13
receipt of custom
or, place where the custom was received.
Follow me
1:17-20; Matthew 4:19-22

Verse 15
And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
Matthew 9:10,11; 21:31,32; Luke 5:29,30; 6:17; 15:1

Verse 16
And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
How
7; Isaiah 65:5; Luke 15:2-7; 18:11; 19:7,10; 1 Corinthians 2:15; Hebrews 12:3
publicans
Matthew 18:17

Verse 17
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
They that are whole
Matthew 9:12,13; Luke 5:31,32; 15:7,29; 16:15; John 9:34,40
I came
Isaiah 1:18; 55:7; Matthew 18:11; Luke 15:10; 19:10; Acts 20:21; 26:20; Romans 5:6-8,20,21; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:15,16; Titus 2:14; 3:3-7

Verse 18
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
the disciples
Matthew 9:14-17; Luke 5:33-39
Why
Matthew 6:16,18; 23:5; Luke 18:12; Romans 10:3

Verse 19
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
Can
Genesis 29:22; Judges 14:10,11; Psalms 45:14; Song of Solomon 6:8; Matthew 25:1-10

Verse 20
But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
the bridegroom
Psalms 45:11; Song of Solomon 3:11; Isaiah 54:5; 62:5; John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:7; 21:9
be taken
Zechariah 13:7; Matthew 26:31; John 7:33,34; 12:8; 13:33; 16:7,28; 17:11,13; Acts 1:9; 3:21
and
Acts 13:2,3; 14:23; 1 Corinthians 7:5; 2 Corinthians 6:5; 11:27

Verse 21
No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
seweth
Psalms 103:13-15; Isaiah 57:16; 1 Corinthians 10:13
new
or, raw, or, unwrought.
Matthew 9:16

Verse 22
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
bottles
Joshua 9:4,13; Job 32:19; Psalms 119:80,83; Matthew 9:17; Luke 5:37,38

Verse 23
And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
that
Matthew 12:1-8; Luke 6:1-5
to pluck
Deuteronomy 23:24,25

Verse 24
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
why
7,16; Matthew 7:3-5; 15:2,3; 23:23,24; Hebrews 12:3
that
Exodus 20:10; 31:15; 35:2,3; Numbers 15:32-36; Nehemiah 13:15-22; Isaiah 56:2,4,6; Isaiah 58:13; Jeremiah 17:20-27

Verse 25
And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
Have
12:20,26; Matthew 19:4; 21:16,42; 22:31; Luke 10:26
what
1 Samuel 21:3-6

Verse 26
How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
Abiathar
It appears from the passage referred to here, that Ahimelech was then high priest at Nob; and from other passages, that Abiathar was his son. Various conjectures have been formed in order to solve this difficulty; and some, instead of untying, have cut the knot, by pronouncing it an interpolation. The most probable opinion seems to be, that both father and son had two names, the father being also called Abiathar; and this appears almost certain from 2 Sa 8:17; 1 Ch 18:16, where Ahimelech seems evidently termed Abiathar, while Abiathar is called Ahimelech or Abimelech. (Compare 1 Ki 2:26, 27.)
1 Samuel 22:20-22; 23:6,9; 2 Samuel 8:17; 15:24,29,35; 20:25; 1 Kings 1:7; 1 Kings 2:22,26,27; 4:4
which is not lawful
Exodus 29:32,33; Leviticus 24:5-9

Verse 27
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
Exodus 23:12; Deuteronomy 5:14; Nehemiah 9:13,14; Isaiah 58:13; Ezekiel 20:12,20; Luke 6:9; John 7:23; 1 Corinthians 3:21,22; 2 Corinthians 4:15; Colossians 2:16

Verse 28
Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
3:4; Matthew 12:8; Luke 6:5; 13:15,16; John 5:9-11,17; 9:5-11,14,16; Ephesians 1:22; Revelation 1:10


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