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Luke 5

5:1 Mt 4:18; Mr 1:16.

5:6 Their net brake - Began to tear.

5:8 Depart from me, for I am a sinful man - And therefore not worthy to be in thy presence.

5:11 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.

5:12 Mt 8:2; Mr 1:40.

5:14 Lev 14:2.

5:16 He withdrew - The expression in the original implies, that he did so frequently.

5:17 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.

5:18 Mt 9:2; Mr 2:3.

5:19 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.

5:26 We have seen strange things to. day - Sins forgiven, miracles wrought.

5:27 Mt 9:9; Mr 2:14.

5:28 Leaving all - His business and gain.

5:29 And Levi made him a great entertainment - It was necessarily great, because of the great number of guests.

5:33 Make prayers - Long and solemn. Mt 9:14; Mr 2:18.

5:34 Can ye make - That is, is it proper to make men fast and mourn, during a festival solemnity?

5:36 He spake also a parable - Taken from clothes and wine; therefore peculiarly proper at a feast.

5:39 And no man having drunk old wine - And beside, men are not wont to be immediately freed from old prejudices.

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