“And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.”
King James Version (KJV)
8:14 Peter's wife's mother - St. Peter was then a young man, as were all the apostles. #Mark 1:29|; Luke 4:38.
Mt 8:14 Peter's . . . wife's mother. Compare Mr 1:29-34 Lu 4:38-41. Peter, whom the Catholics make the first of the popes, was, therefore, a married man. See also 1Co 9:5. Malarious fevers are still common in the vicinity of Capernaum, due probably to the adjacent marshes.