Matthew 4:18; Mark 1:16.
Verse 6. Their net brake - Began to tear.
Verse 8. Depart from me, for I am a sinful man - And therefore not worthy to be in thy presence.
Verse 11. They forsook all and followed him - They had followed him before, John 1:43, but not so as to forsake all. Till now, they wrought at their ordinary calling.
Verse 12. Matthew 8:2; Mark 1:40.
Verse 14. Leviticus 14:2.
Verse 16. He withdrew - The expression in the original implies, that he did so frequently.
Verse 17. Sitting by - As being more honourable than the bulk of the congregation, who stood. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them - To heal the sickness of their souls, as well as all bodily diseases.
Verse 18. Matthew 9:2; Mark 2:3.
Verse 19. Not being able to bring him in through the multitude, they went round about by a back passage, and going up the stairs on the outside, they came upon the flat-roofed house, and let him down through the trap door, such as was on the top of most of the Jewish houses: doubtless, with such circumspection as the circumstances plainly required.
Verse 26. We have seen strange things to. day - Sins forgiven, miracles wrought.
Verse 27. Matthew 9:9; Mark 2:14.
Verse 28. Leaving all - His business and gain.
Verse 29. And Levi made him a great entertainment - It was necessarily great, because of the great number of guests.
Verse 33. Make prayers - Long and solemn. Matthew 9:14; Mark 2:18.
Verse 34. Can ye make - That is, is it proper to make men fast and mourn, during a festival solemnity?
Verse 36. He spake also a parable - Taken from clothes and wine; therefore peculiarly proper at a feast.
Verse 39. And no man having drunk old wine - And beside, men are not wont to be immediately freed from old prejudices.