Disquisitions and Notes on the Gospels. Matthew
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And 23 his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away, for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not 34 sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then 25 Bengel. 23. Send her away The disciples probably meant to ask of Jesus that ho shonld grant her request, heal her child, and let her go. for she erieth after us They wished to e-cape the attention and notoriety which her cries were likely to attract. "We may suppose," says Bengel, "that the disciples feared the judgment of men, and made their petition to onr Lord, both for their own sake, lest her crying should produce annoyance, ami for the sake of the woman herself." 24. 1 am not sent bnt unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel "After those Jiocks which have strayed away from" &c., seeking the scattered Israclites in the regions of Tyre and Sidon, Jesus conlined his personal ministry ahuost entirely to the Jews. In his directions to the Apostles ho commanded them (Matt. x. 5) not to go into the way of the Gentiles, or into any city of the Samaritans. Not, as some have supposed, that his personal sympathies were bonnd in by Jewish prejudices. His conversation with the woman of Samaria, and his remaining at Sychar two days, show the kindness of his feeling towards them, and his readiness to do them good. But the disciples, who were slow to rise above their Jewish prejudices, were not yet prepared so as to be trusted with people or in places where their national antipathies were likely to be excited. "Jesus," says "Dr. Nichols, "plainly intended to restrict his labors, and those of hia...
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