Luke Chapter 5
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17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
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Matthew Henry's Luke Chapter 5 Bible commentary...
The miraculous draught of fishes, Peter, James, and John called. (1-11) A leper cleansed. (12-16) A paralytic cured. (17-26) Levi called, Christ's answer to the Pharisees. (27-39)1-11 When Christ had done preaching, he told Peter to apply to the business of his calling. Time spent on week days in public exercises of religion, need be but little hinderance in time, and may be great furtherance to us in temper of mind, as to our worldly business. With what cheerfulness may we go about the duties of our calling, when we have been with God, and thus have our worldly employments sanctified to us by the word and prayer! Though they had taken nothing, yet Christ told them to let down their nets again. We must not abruptly quit our callings because we have not the success in them we desire. We are likely to speed well, when we follow the guidance of Christ's word. The draught of fishes was by a miracle. We must all, like Peter, own ourselves to be sinful men, therefore Jesus Christ might justly depart from us. But we must beseech him that he would not depart; for woe unto us if the Saviour depart from sinners! Rather let us entreat him to come and dwell in our hearts by faith, that he may transform and cleanse them. These fishermen forsook all, and followed Jesus, when their calling prospered. When riches increase, and we are tempted to set our hearts upon them, then to quit them for Christ is thankworthy.
12-16 This man is said to be full of leprosy; he had that distemper in a high degree, which represents our natural pollution by sin; we are full of that leprosy; from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot there is no soundness in us. Strong confidence and deep humility are united in the words of this leper. And if any sinner, from a deep sense of vileness, says, I know the Lord can cleanse, but will he look upon such a one as me? will he apply his own precious blood for my cleansing and healing? Yes, he will. Speak not as doubting, but as humbly referring the matter to Christ. And being saved from the guilt and power of our sins, let us spread abroad Christ's fame, and bring others to hear him and to be healed.
17-26 How many are there in our assemblies, where the gospel is preached, who do not sit under the word, but sit by! It is to them as a tale that is told them, not as a message that is sent to them. Observe the duties taught and recommended to us by the history of the paralytic. In applying to Christ, we must be very pressing and urgent; that is an evidence of faith, and is very pleasing to Christ, and prevailing with him. Give us, Lord, the same kind of faith with respect to thy ability and willingness to heal our souls. Give us to desire the pardon of sin more than any earthly blessing, or life itself. Enable us to believe thy power to forgive sins; then will our souls cheerfully arise and go where thou pleasest.
27-39 It was a wonder of Christ's grace, that he would call a publican to be his disciple and follower. It was a wonder of his grace, that the call was made so effectual. It was a wonder of his grace, that he came to call sinners to repentance, and to assure them of pardon. It was a wonder of his grace, that he so patiently bore the contradiction of sinners against himself and his disciples. It was a wonder of his grace, that he fixed the services of his disciples according to their strength and standing. The Lord trains up his people gradually for the trials allotted them; we should copy his example in dealing with the weak in faith, or the tempted believer.
Peter's Luke Chapter 5 comment on 3/21/2013, 1:03am...
If you look at verse 5, you will see Simon say ďat your word I will doĒ. It would be great if we all said that to the LORD.
Claudelle's Luke Chapter 5 comment on 2/03/2013, 5:09pm...
Pull your boat from where you are, and go out now and launch out into the deep.
Raina Light's Luke Chapter 5 comment on 1/16/2013, 3:40pm...
Thanks. I didn't have to read the bible with my family, I could just read it online. Thanks for putting this online!
Jay's Luke Chapter 5 comment on 1/03/2013, 12:22pm...
on verse 18:
1. God on many occasions chooses not give names of those that perform biblical deeds, but he does know who they are and rewards them for it, as he still does today;
2. Godís purpose on every miracle is to give the glory to his son;
3. We as believers are to be involved in the acts of faith as these men;
4. We are to be involved in the persistence of faith as these men;
5. We are to be involved in the results of faith as these men;
6. As this man benefited from these menís faith so will others benefit from our action of faith (includes being verbal in our faith when needed);
7. This falls under having a testimony in order to be a witness.
On following Jesus, the question I believe we must ask ourselves. Are we going to give our lives to Jesus, follow Jesus wherever he leads; trust and obey Jesus in all things he says in the age we live now, as did Mary Magdalene did in her age?
Camille Nemorin's Luke Chapter 5 comment on 12/10/2012, 1:01pm...
Verse 18 talks about men who brought the paralytic down, what are the names of those men?
Sara Addy's Luke Chapter 5 comment on 3/27/2012, 1:05pm...
Even when we doubt God He still wants to provide for us the unconditional love of God is shown in this chapter, the qualities of Christ that we need to display to the lost around us.
Sara Addy's Luke Chapter 5 comment on 3/27/2012, 12:59pm...
v22I love this verse, Jesus knows our very thoughts and yet He is so humble about it, so concerned, so compassionate to still ask and then He gently leaves them the sweet taste of the gospel Oh to be more like Him.
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