But it is proper to observe, that he purposely anticipates a doubt, which might disturb and shake weak minds, while the Lord held them in suspense, by delaying so long the promised salvation. 12. Nor ought any one to lean any way, as it is in the Jerusalem. [325]. Genesis is the first quintane: Exodus is the second quintane: and so of the rest... "They fold up the book of the Law in the cloth of the quintanes, and the quintanes in the cloth of the Prophets and Hagiographa: but they do not fold up the Prophets and Hagiographa in the cloth of the quintanes, nor the quintanes in the cloth of the Law." 6. They answer him, 'Because of those who are of the house of the prince, who devour all themselves.' 14. Art thou come to destroy us? [315] "Il vent seulement le rejetter avec son conseil;" -- "he wishes only to reject him with his advice. 4:2. This latter reason is undoubtedly true: for he must have known, that the prince of death, and his agents, are in a state of irreconcileable enmity with the Author of eternal salvation and life. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 4:14-21 . [329]. 21. Luke 4:43. 8. 21. began to say, &c.--His whole address was just a detailed application to Himself of this and perhaps other like prophecies. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, A Commentary on the New Testament From the Talmud and Hebraica by John Lightfoot, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. As He intended like them to feed the poor and cleanse the lepers, He points to these miracles of mercy, and not to the fire from heaven and the bears that tore the mockers" [STIER]. All the bodily affections, that exist in man, are so many opportunities which Satan seizes to tempt him. The manner in which he healed them is not mentioned by Matthew and Mark: but Luke says, that it was by laying hands on each of them. It ought to be observed, at the same time, that the Son of God voluntarily endured the temptations, which we are now considering, and fought, as it were, in single combat with the devil, that, by his victory, he might obtain a triumph for us. Satan profanes the Word of God, and endeavors to torture it for our destruction. But it is absurd to suppose that it arises from the intemperance of gluttony, [310] when a hungry person desires food to satisfy nature. And he led him to Jerusalem, and placed him on a parapet of the temple, and said to him, If thou art the Son of God, throw thyself down hence: 10. They say unto him, 'They have not given us any thing.' 6. 12. He found the passage There is no doubt that Christ deliberately selected this passage. This is even more probable, though the words of Luke might lead to the conclusion, that there was no long interval: for he says, that Christ obtained repose for a time. And when the evening had approached, they brought to him many demoniacs, and he cast out the spirits by his word, and healed all that were diseased: 17. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; [When the heavens were shut up three years and six months.] Luke 4:42-44 . Whom also he named Apostles. In the third year; where then shall we find the six months? But we are aware, that none of them thought of doing so; with the single exception of Elijah, who was employed by God in restoring the law, and who, for nearly the same reason with Moses, was kept in the mount fasting. For it is written, that he will command his angels concerning thee, that they may preserve thee: 11. We have to contend every day with the same imposture: for every believer feels it in himself and it is still more clearly seen in the whole life of the ungodly. Now, what is undoubtedly spoken about the impurities of the soul, Matthew applies to bodily diseases. But now, according to St. Luke, how did Christ get down from the pinnacle again? ", [350] "Pourquoy Dieu estant prie et requis si ardemment par son Fils, asouffert qu'un mechant et mal-heureux traitre fust eleve au rang le plus honorable de son Eglise, comme si Jesus Christ n'eust point este exauce?" 15. fastened on Him--astounded at His putting in such claims. And when it was day, going out, he went into a desert place, and multitudes sought him: and came even to him, and held him, that he might not depart from them. And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. The visit to Nazareth recorded in Matthew 13:54-58 (and Mark 6:1-6 ) we take to be not a later visit, but the same with this first one; because we cannot think that the Nazarenes, after being so enraged at His first display of wisdom as to attempt His destruction, should, on a second display of the same, wonder at it and ask how He came by it, as if they had never witnessed it before.