But see also Isaiah 41:27; Isaiah 52:7. Matthew 5:23 and Matthew 5:24 are a pair of closely related verses in the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament.They are part of the Sermon on the Mount.Jesus has just announced that anger leads to murder, and anger is just as bad as murder itself.And that whosoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment himself. as also all the ten, were learned and studious, they might with good reason be preferred The synagogue was fitted up with seats, of which the first row ( πρωτοκαθεδρίαι) were an object of ambition with the scribes (ch. Jesus healed anyone of anything (23) Jesus did not limit His healing to only those who were Jews. International Standard Version. This seems, indeed, to have been absolutely necessary, not only that the people might join in prayer together, but to bring them, in some degree, acquainted with the law of God. After the Law came the reading of the prophets. The people would soon see the necessity of providing convenient places for their services, to shelter them from storms and from the heat, and this was probably the origin of synagogues. And "Rabh went to the place of R. Shilla, and there was no Matthew 4:23 is the twenty-third verse of the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. — Mt 4:18-22 ; … (See ch. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. First, a priest, then a Levite, if they were present; and after these prove the existence of edifices of worship which fire could consume, before the captivity. When the Jews returned from Babylon, synagogues were planted throughout the country for the purpose of affording opportunities for publicly reading the law, independently of the regular sacrificial services of the temple (Nehemiah 8:1, etc.). This, that their sons read in the Sin continues in itself all the evils that afflict the bodies of men. "And they read in the book of the law: that was Galilee of the nations!. In Matthew 4:23 we read that Jesus is “proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom.” We should expect the Sermon on the Mount to be the proclamation of the gospel of the kingdom and as such the necessity of the people to repent. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Healer of the diseases of the body, as he was Healer of the diseases of the soul, Jesus Christ, anointed Saviour, this was His mission—to heal, to save. He wants to give… have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death. It is not so much that a long-ago prophecy has now come true (although that is certainly one of the functions of prophecy in Matthew; e.g., 1:23), but rather that Jesus’ return to Galilee is “filled with meaning,” especially for the people “who sat in darkness” (Matthew 4:16). The law of Moses made no provision for these buildings, yet there was nothing in its teaching that would prohibit them. At the time of Christ all the reading was accompanied by a translation into Aramaic by a "meturgeman," or interpreter. § 28. Third the, of the Church, appointed to lead the devotional exercises, corresponding somewhat to the modern preacher or reader. viii. Meaning not the rites and ceremonies of the law of Moses, circumcision, and other rituals, which obliged to the keeping of the whole law, which was a yoke men were not able to bear; but the traditions of the elders, which the Scribes and Pharisees were very tenacious of, and very severely enjoined the observance of, and are called their "heavy" things F15 . 1 Then addressing the crowds and his disciples Jesus said, 2 'The scribes and the Pharisees occupy the chair of Moses. For I see the judgments about many matters to be managed by three: Matthew 4:23 went throughout the whole of Galilee: This marks the beginning of Jesus’ first preaching tour of Galilee with his four recently selected disciples —Peter, Andrew, James, and John. The temple at Jerusalem was the cathedral church; the synagogues as petty parish churches belonging thereunto. 23. συναγωγαῖς] These were the places of religious assembly among the Jews after the return from the captivity. Oswald Dykes, Manifesto of the King, p. 3. Matthew 4:23–25 describes Jesus' ministry all around the region of Galilee. Even in Jerusalem itself, where one would have imagined they were less necessary, on account of the temple being there, the Hebrew doctors and other ancient and learned writers inform us, that there were above four hundred. The pulpit, or desk, from which the Law was read, was in the middle of the building. John the Baptist demonstrates this same principle when saying, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven" (John 3:27). R. Chaggai, when he appointed the Parnasin, rightly transposes sickness and disease; for νόσος (A. V., sickness) carries the notion of something severe, dangerous, and even violent (compare the Latin noceo, to hurt, to which the root is akin). also Luke 8:39 : John 3:2; John 3:4.— τὸ εὐαγγέλιον, the Gospel) The chief teaching of Christ was the Gospel: the other things which He taught concerned only the removing impediments [to its saving reception].— τῆς βασιλείας, of the kingdom) sc. To judged fit to read. Put by Pig. ), or which have been so racked by them, 1 Timothy 5:17: they were not saved?" Punishments, e.g. set over the lives of men, how much more are ye so! The Church of the Patriarchs worshipped in tents, or under the open sky, or wherever their devotion saw reason to raise an altar. That their husbands recite in the school of the doctors." See the notes at Matthew 21:12. It is an easy thing when the candle is out, and all still without din, to fall a napping: which will prove to your cost when God shall send forth summons for sleepers. preached to them the next sabbath, or the sabbath between"; that is, on And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching Yet he was often nothing more than the man selected, as we would say, to lead the exercises. the Christian synagogues or churches of Jews; nor did it permit them to live after their Synagogues — The word synagogue is from the Greek , syn, together, and , ago, to collect; and its signification is about synonymous with our American word “meeting-house.” They were very numerous in Palestine in our Saviour’s time, it being allowable to raise a synagogue wherever ten responsible men could be found. I. And added the meaning: they are the Matthew 4:23-25 ESV And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. THE CONTEXT Jesus' baptism (3:13-17) and temptation (4:1-11) immediately precede this lesson, so this is the beginning of Jesus' ministry. These were "the chief seats" that the Pharisees liked to sit in. measuring out hereby the portion read by each one. It is blindness, palsy, leprosy, death itself. The word gospel is from EUAGGELION, and its universal definition in the lexicons is "glad tidings" or "good news." — JESUS’S MINISTRY THROUGH GALILEE, to collect; and its signification is about synonymous with, our American word “meeting-house.” They were very numerous in Palestine in our Saviour’s time, it being allowable to raise a synagogue wherever ten responsible men could be found. Matthew 5:23-24 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. NASB E-Prime It is the first of six units that begin \"You have heard that it was said, but I say to you . own laws, and forbid these. James 2:2. In Holy Scripture God is the perpetual object of contemplation.— πᾶσαν, every) No one sick or dead, whom Jesus met, remained in sickness or death.— νόσον disease) νόσος; signifies a disease of the whole body: μαλακία, an infirmity of any particular part, attended with pain: βἀσανος (Matthew 4:24), a torture, or malady accompanied by excruciating pain: μάστιξ (Luke 7:21), a scourge.— ἐν τῷ λαῷ, among the people) Among the people of Israel: and it was among the people, [i.e., in public,] that, as the sick were promiscuously brought to Him, even those were healed whose disease was a matter of public notoriety; see John 9:8, and Acts 3:10. 1. Literally, the word “ Jesus has just recruited the first four disciples, this verse begins a brief summary of and introduction to Jesus' ministry in Galilee that will be recounted in the next several chapters. chap. After the reading and prayers there was an opportunity for any Jewish theological teacher to speak. Something essential happened before He could preach and perform works as a man. 4thly. A chest or ark was near the pulpit, in which the Scriptures of the Old Testament were deposited. and it is this; A congregation consists of ten: which they prove hence, because it This can only mean that the kingdom was to be established in the lifetime of the peoples then living. care about other matters of the synagogue. I. Christ regarded man in his whole nature.—He did not sink the spiritual in the material; He did not sink the material in the spiritual. To confirm this preaching, of a new and startling character, our Lord wrought miracles: Healing every disease and every sickness, etc. Preaching (heralding), teaching and proclaiming, the gospel of the kingdom. νοσος, morbum vehementiorem et intensiorem, Exodus 15:26; Malachi 4:2) To an Almighty Physician, saith Isidore, no disease can seem incurable. Parnasin. occurs: "The whole multitude murmured against it, and said to Hotspith the The custom gave Jesus, and his apostles after him, a fine opportunity to declare the New Covenant. 24 So a report about him spread throughout Syria. But if he carry his The Aruch gives the reason of the 7. From this passage we see that people followed Him from various other countries from that region of the world. His preaching was preparatory; the full gospel could not be preached until after the occurrence of the facts it presents (comp. of the land. Sinful people can be blessed by God and enjoy the benefits of the kingdom of heaven. Since we meet with very frequent mention of The use of such an interpreter, they think, was drawn down to them from the times of By me This person was called the angel of the church, and large in the Talmud. The word synagogue occurs many times in the New Testament and I will give Thayer"s definition of the original Greek: "In the N. T1. But though Christ was constantly employed in performing almost innumerable miracles, we ought not to think it strange, that they are again mentioned, twice or thrice, in a general manner. Matthew 4:7 "Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." In dealing with man’s higher nature, Christ ‘taught in the synagogues, and preached the Gospel of the kingdom.’ The one is not a reiteration, a variation of the other; there is a real distinction. all = the whole. He did heal and minister to many miraculously; but on the whole, it seems fair to say that Jesus was a preacher and teacher who healed, more than He was a healer who also preached and taught. Matthew 4:23.And Jesus went about all Galilee. Synagogues— This is a general word, which in its originalmeaning signifies both civil and ecclesiastical assemblies, and also the places where these assemblies were kept. These synagogues had several heads and officers, who performed different functions: that of the scribes was to teach and instruct the congregation; but it is evident from Acts 13:15 that after the reading of the law and the prophets, the heads of the synagogue desired such learned and grave persons as happened to be there to make a discourse to the people; and by virtue of this custom it was, that the Lord Jesus Christ and St. Paul were allowed to preach in the synagogues: Acts 9:20; Acts 14:1. He regarded man as God had made him, with his material body and his reasonable soul, and addressed Himself to the wants and woes of the spirit and the flesh. His ministry is at this stage concentrated on the Jews. All manner of sickness - All kinds of sickness. Babylonian Talmud: where these are also added: "The holy blessed one saith, Whosoever Evang. They were not even really converted yet, though they had been called. This was certainly true for the now cleansed former leper. Ezra, and not without good reason. R. Hack, c.m.s., Central Provinces of India, narrates the following instructive experience: “The people received our party most churlishly, refusing to give one of our number a drink of water or to supply the ordinary necessities of our camp. At the Christian era there were synagogues in every town, and in some larger towns several. 2. If there be less than this number, behold, it is a — Mt 4:18-22 ; see App. But there was nothing to forbid the other services of religion to be performed at any other place. with a small whisper in somebody's ear; and he pronounced it aloud to all the people. He proclaims the glad tidings of the kingdom, with a freedom worthy of the King whom he serves. nothing either falsely or improperly; and calling him back and correcting him if he had The Good News of the speedy arrival of the long awaited Kingdom of the Messiah (Matthew 16:28; Luke 9:27). New Testament in this sense; and that Christ sometimes preached in these divinity-schools, The influence that revolutionized the world was not revolutionary. observed, there is no need to speak any thing of the other days), the service being begun, In fact, when Jesus sent the disciples out to preach the gospel, they did not even have the Holy Spirit! (See Acts 6:9, and note.) by the angel of the church of Nazareth, Luke 4:16, and reading according to the Matthew 4:23. This is the first individual healing described by Matthew. He went about, not like Satan, seeking the destruction of men; but as one that went along with him says, "doing good", Acts 10:38, both to the bodies and souls of men; for he was, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom. The reader was appointed by the ruler and might be any member. synagogues to Christian churches, in the history of the New Testament. 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. Matthew 4:23-24 KJV. A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. They prayed in them, Matthew 6:5; they expounded Scripture in them, Luke 4:16-19. accents: and they understood the text: that was the Masoreth." They refer Sermon in the nutshell: Matthew 4:23-25 Jesus proclaimed the Good News, taught the Word of God, and cured the sick. K.J.V. "While the interpreter preached the synagogue [or the whole congregation] See Heylin, and more on this subject in the Inferences. I. Christ was dispensing, then, the gift of healing, marvellously, for an example to all who should believe on Him thereafter, for ever, as long as the world should stand. of the church, had been determined with less noise, if recourse had been made to the 8:8; see also Buxtorf's Tiberias, chapter 8. his in the synagogue. iii. Jerusalem was credited with 480, or at least 460, of these houses of worship. At what time they were commenced is unknown. let us here despatch the history of them as briefly as we may, now when the mention of losses, restitutions, ravishing a virgin, of a man enticing a virgin, of the admission of None came amiss to this Jehovah Rophe, the Lord that healeth, as he styleth himself; this "Sun of righteousness, that hath healing under his wings." In His journeyings back and forth Jesus was busily engaged, continually active, in the three functions of His ministry. from the care of bodies to that of souls. sect. public prayers, reading God's word, and preaching, &c. Hence the names of the village." "To the evening recital of the The seventh:--denoting by these words the order of the readers, and synagogues every where in the books of the Gospel, it may be needful to know something Christ preached in the synagogues; not only there, we shall find him preaching on the mount in the next chapter, and in private houses; but he did not decline the synagogues, either as to preaching or hearing, not wholly separating from a church corrupt enough through traditions, but not idolatrous. )But though Christ was constantly employed in performing almost innumerable miracles, we ought not to think it strange, that they are again mentioned, twice or thrice, in a general manner. Does this not suggest that this was what He wanted to be preached at all times? the gospel of the kingdom. τῶν ἱερέων δέ τις ὁ παρὼν ἢ τῶν γερόντων εἷς ἀναγινώσκει τοὺς ἱεροὺς νόμους αὐτοῖς καὶ καθ, ἕκαστον ἐξηγεῖται μέχρι σχεδὸν δείλης ὀψίας. synagogue. It would have been no "good" news to them that it would be set up in say, 1914, or long after they were dead! racked learned men (shall I say? Many translations of the gospel and biblical commentaries separate the first section of chapter 4 (verses 1-11, Matthew's account of the Temptation of Jesus by the devil) from the remaining sections, which deal with Jesus' first public preaching and the gathering of his first … This perhaps holds out a light to those words of the apostle, 1 Timothy 3:13, R. Josi went to Cephar, intending there to In their synagogues ... indicates the usual places where Jesus did most of his formal teaching. the nations of the world. II. of God. Homer always represents νόσος as the visitation of an angry deity. The content of His message and the power to proclaim it both came from the Father. There were also three deacons, or almoners, on whom was the care of the poor; and These things are taken out of the So Sophocles (“Antigone,” 421) calls a whirlwind θείαν νόσον (a divine visitation )Disease is, therefore, the more correct rendering as expressing something stronger than sickness or debility. "They that have performed the office of a deacon well have obtained to themselves a He was Himself the Good Samaritan, who went out of His way to help the wounded traveller who lay half dead by the wayside, and who provided everything that was needful for him—lodging, attendance, provision—until he should be quite recovered. The law was so divided that the five books of Moses, and portions of the prophets, could be read through each year. Rab. Wonnacott, Christian World Pulpit, vol. therefore much more these which concern life. ii. The fifth. The catechizing also of children seems to have taken place there (Lightfoot, xi. And I do not think that was { καπηλευοντες, 2 Corinthians 2:17; corrupting, as men do by their false wares, or mixed wines.}. as well as in the synagogues. Second, a body of elders, nearly corresponding, perhaps, with our modern trustees. One may safely be of opinion that the word synagogue, was used sometimes in the The synagogue had its regular officers, who may be divided simply into four classes. that first age were wanting to themselves, if they took not up the same liberty of highest place of the city, and that no house should be built higher than it. [Teaching in their synagogues.] He asserts that He could do nothing of Himself, but He could speak only as the Father taught Him and of what He had seen while He was with the Father (John 8:28, 38). and obtained among the governors of the synagogues a liberty of preaching.

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