Then Jesus went out and depart… Note the parallels with the ministry of John and yet the great differences. Luke writes that Jesus returned…to Galilee. Matthew 4:15. Numbers 4:14. By the prophet Esaias] That evangelical prophet, that speaketh of Christ’s nativity, preaching, persecution, apprehension, death, resurrection, ascension, and second coming to judgment, so lively as no evangelist goes beyond him. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: As always, Matthew made it clear that Isaiah was not the speaker, but only the prophet through whom God spoke. Matthew 4:14. Esaias in Greek is the same as Isaiah in Hebrew. Ian Mackervoy. (Bulling in Isa., praef.). Terrible as was this period of vexation, “nevertheless,” says the prophet, (, ,) “the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterwards did more grievously, afflict her by the way of the sea beyond Jordan in the Galilee of the nations.” The reason why the dimness should not be such as under the Assyrian overthrow, the prophet proceeds to tell in the six following verses, (2-7,) namely: A great light should arise upon them, an emancipation like the “joy in harvest;” all the weapons of war should be destroyed by the power of the Prince of Peace; “for unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,” etc.”, "and in so doing the prophecy was fulfilled which,", Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament. The abode of Nazareth had thus fulfilled one prediction, that at Capernaum fulfilled another. For that it might be fulfilled by, or, through, see on "Matthew 1:22"; and for the form of the names Esaias or Isaiah, on Matthew 1:2. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, Upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom, To fix it, and to establish it With judgment and with justice, henceforth and forever: The zeal of JEHOVAH, God of Hosts, will do this.”, In this piece of prophetic poetry the development and emancipation from its enemies of the Messianic “nation” or kingdom is compared as far superior to the deliverance from Assyria, though upon the same spot. Matthew's way of saying: "Thus was fulfilled." Matthew’s way of saying this fulfilled prophecy. It is seen as important that the Kingly Rule of Heaven be established by drawing men under God’s Rule. That it might be fulfilled. There is clearly not a consensus on how to interpret Mt 24:4-14 even among those who are conservative and interpret the Scripture literally. The passage quoted is found in Isaiah 9:1-2. The last words of the foregoing chapter, that Jesus was the Son of Adam, bespeak him to be the seed of the woman; being so, we have here, according to the promise, breaking the serpent's head, baffling and foiling the devil in all his temptations, who by one temptation had baffled and foiled our first parents. Resources » Matthew Henry's Commentary » Hebrews » Chapter 1 » Verses 4–14 Verses 4–14 The apostle, having proved the pre-eminence of the gospel above the law from the pre-eminence of the Lord Jesus Christ above the prophets, now proceeds to show that he is much superior not only to the prophets, but to the angels themselves. It means the same as nations, or, as we should say, the pagan nations. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Others are tempted, when drawn aside of their own lust, and enticed, James 1:14; but our Lord Jesus had no corrupt nature, therefore he was tempted only by the devil. In Matthew 24:4-14, at least nine major characteristics of this general period are described. It could not have come, directly or … If Matthew 24:4-14 deals with general signs, then verses 15-26 may be considered as specific signs. In the first story, there is a great storm, waves swamp the boat, and the disciples fear for their lives while Jesus sleeps. In every such passage it will be well to consider it in the light of saying, "and in so doing the prophecy was fulfilled which," etc. Note again the emphasis that it is Isaiah’s prophecy that is being ‘filled to the full’. That it might be fulfilled, &c.] The two Testaments may be fitly resembled to the double doors of the temple, one whereof infolded another: the Old is the New infolded; the New is the Old explicated. And similarly to Luke (in Luke 4:18) he wants us to recognise that here we have the anointed King as described by Isaiah, for in Isaiah ‘the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light’ (Isaiah 9:2) comes prior to ‘the child has been born and the son has been given’ (Isaiah 9:6) who was to rule from David’s throne for ever (Matthew 1:1; Matthew 1:18; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:23; Matthew 1:25; Isaiah 9:2-7; Isaiah 11:1-4). BibleTrack: Bible Commentary - Matthew 4:12-25 Matthew 8:14-17 Mark 1:14-39 Luke 4:14-5:11 John 4:43-54 The second coming of Christ is revealed in verses 27-31, which should be compared with the more detailed prophecy of Revelation 19:11-21. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. 3. 4:14. Both seemingly proclaim the same message, ‘repent for the Kingly Rule of Heaven is at hand’ (Matthew 3:2 with Matthew 4:17). In one respect it stands almost, if not altogether, alone. And also that we have the anointed Prophet of Isaiah, as the One Who was to go about ‘preaching good news to the meek, and deliverance of captives’ -- ‘and of the afflicted’, -- with ‘the Spirit of the Lord on Him’ (Isaiah 61:1-2). ii. (Jerome in nom. And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? In Romans 11:11, Paul asserts that "salvation has come to the Gentiles. The ninth chapter opens with a beam of hope to succeed this terrible overthrow. Matthew 4:14. I therefore was pleasantly surprised when I read France’s work and found it to be more or less on the conservative side while still engaging with high criticism scholarship. Upon that same locality the light should rise, the joyous kingdom should increase, the oppressor’s “rod” should be broken before it, all armour should “be for a burning,” and war should cease, for the “Prince of Peace” is born. He is son of David, seated on his throne and ruling his kingdom; which throne and kingdom under him become eternal, since he is “the Mighty God.”, ‘That it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,’. a. The Septuagint is quite incorrect here. Hold Fast to Your Confession (4:14) So the author of Hebrews writes to them about Jesus as the "great high priest" (verse 14). Through the eighth chapter the prophet predicts the overthrow of Syria and the northern tribes of Israel by the mighty power of the king of Assyria. Jesus chose Capernaum as best suited for His work. Matthew, who doubtless had a thorough knowledge of the Hebrew prophecies, quoted the passage from Isaiah: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet — (Isaiah 9:1, Isaiah 9:2 or, as in Hebrew, Isaiah 8:1-22:23, and Isaiah 9:1). Ver. Terrible as was this period of vexation, “nevertheless,” says the prophet, (Isaiah 9:1,) “the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterwards did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea beyond Jordan in the Galilee of the nations.” The reason why the dimness should not be such as under the Assyrian overthrow, the prophet proceeds to tell in the six following verses, (2-7,) namely: A great light should arise upon them, an emancipation like the “joy in harvest;” all the weapons of war should be destroyed by the power of the Prince of Peace; “for unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,” etc.”. The Sermon on the Mount (chapters 5-7) immediately follows, and constitutes the largest collection of Jesus' teachings in the Gospels. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet (Matthew 9:1-2, or, as in Heb. If Matthew 24:4-14 deals with general signs, then Mt 24:15-26 may be considered as specific signs. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Teacher Study Hints for Deuteronomy 6:10-19 and Matthew 4:1-11 8:23, and Hebrews 9:1), "saying,". Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further. (21:23). For Jesus comes preaching the Good News of the Kingly Rule of Heaven, healing the sick and afflicted, and releasing the captives of evil spirits (Matthew 4:17; Matthew 4:23-24 compare Isaiah 61:1-2). There He was in the heart of the world, in a busy town, and near others, on the shore of a sea that was full of fish, and on a great international highway. Matthew 4:1-11 (2014) Matthew 4:1-11 Commentary. Verse 14 focuses on how the ministry of Jesus was empowered by the Holy Spirit. By the way of the sea - Which is near to the sea, or in the vicinity of the sea. Matthew 4 - Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy: They rejoice before thee as with the joy of harvest, As they rejoice who divide the spoil. "the king Messiah shall be revealed , "in the land of Galilee."''. This prophecy is found in Isaiah 9:1-2. Matthew 4:1-11 Large Print Commentary. THE CONTEXT Jesus' baptism (3:13-17) and temptation (4:1-11) immediately precede this lesson, so this is the beginning of Jesus' ministry. Luke 4:14-21 is the opening scene in the ministry of Jesus. In the temptation of Christ it appears that our enemy is subtle, spiteful, and very daring; but he can be resisted. Yet leaving Nazareth, Jesus did not go to live and make His home in Jerusalem or Judea. Many of the signs here in Matthew shall not be fulfilled until last seven years. It was in the Gentile area of Galilee—not in Jewish Jerusalem to the south—where Christ began His ministry of light. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 4:12-23 EXEGESIS: MATTHEW 3-8. 3. It is He Who is the child Who is born, and the Son Who is given (Isaiah 9:6 - compare Matthew 1:18; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:25; Matthew 2:15; Matthew 3:17 - the implication can hardly be missed) as Matthew has already explained. ... Mat 4:14 - That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Tools. For the greaves of the armed warrior in the conflict, And the garment rolled in much blood Shall be for a burning, even fuel for the fire. in Exod. It was customary with the Hebrews to denominate a large extent of water, though fresh water, and encompassed with land, by the name sea. The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. That it might be fulfilled which — Whereby was fulfilled that which. Through the eighth chapter the prophet predicts the overthrow of Syria and the northern tribes of Israel by the mighty power of the king of Assyria. 14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying. 8, to, . CHAPTER 4. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying. Commentaries Adam Clarke Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear: Library: Topical Studies: X-References (x) See my treatise upon the "Prophecies of the Messiah", &c. p. 147, &c. (y) Zohar in Gen. fol. And in another place (z) explaining Isaiah 2:19 they paraphrase it thus, ""for fear of the Lord"; this is the indignation of the whole world: and for the "glory of his majesty"; this is the Messiah; when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth, when he shall arise and be revealed , "in the land of Galilee": because that this is the first place to be destroyed in the holy land; therefore he shall be revealed there the first of all places.''. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on Luke 4:14 to 9:50. www.easyenglish.bible. Matthew 4:14-16. This entire passage forms one distinct piece of prophecy. By the way of the sea, beyond Jordan] Situate on the Jordan, near the sea.Campbell. Jesus counters by asking,"The baptism of 14. See Deuteronomy 1:1; Deuteronomy 4:49. Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. Commentaries on the Gospel of Matthew can be either highly critical or devotional in nature. It was in the neighborhood of Tyre, Sidon, etc. 2 b He fasted for forty days and forty nights, * and afterwards he was hungry. For there are over two hundred and sixty places in the Old Testameat cited in the New: so that almost in every needful point the harmony is expressed. To make come true. An independent and free translation. Beyond Jordan - This does not mean to the east of Jordan, as the phrase sometimes denotes, but rather in the vicinity of the Jordan, or perhaps in the vicinity of the sources of the Jordan. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Here is a brief survey of the various scenarios Besides, where it can conveniently be done, these small differences in phraseology which diversify the styles of the evangelists in the original, ought to be preserved in the translation. Matthew 4:14-16 NIV - to fulfill what was said through the - Bible Gateway. i. Matthew may have been particularly interested in Capernaum because it was where he himself lived (Matthew 9:1-9). Hebraicis.) A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. The Temptation of Jesus. (1) The narrative of the Temptation is confessedly one of the most mysterious in the Gospel records. The ninth chapter opens with a beam of hope to succeed this terrible overthrow. For the yoke of his burden, the staff laid on his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor hast thou broken, as in the day of Midian. Matthew 4:12-17. 8, to Matthew 9:7. And yet it is patently not the same message, for John has made clear that while he has introduced the shadow, Jesus is to reveal the sun, for while he has baptised in water, Jesus baptises in the Holy Spirit and fire. The prophecy from which Matthew extracts a brief and abrupt fragment, extends through chap. Matthew 14:22-33 needs to be read in parallel with the Stilling of the Storm account in 8:23-27, but we want to keep the two stories straight. Here Jesus, the true Messiah, made his first appearance publicly; here he called his disciples, and began his ministry. Both ministries are introduced by a quotation from Isaiah, but one comes as a herald and preparer of the way, the other as the shining light who arrives and lightens the darkness (Isaiah 9:2). The prophecy from which Matthew extracts a brief and abrupt fragment, extends through chap. The word "Gentiles" includes in the Scriptures all who are not Jews. At 21:45 they become chief priests and Pharisees. The Gospel of Matthew is an New Testament commentary, written by R.T. France and published by Eerdmands. By the way of the sea, beyond Jordan] Situate on the Jordan, near the sea. Matthew 4:14 Context. Indeed, Hebrews is the only book … Bible Track is an online Bible commentary and study site plus a Bible reading plan. 1 * a Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. Matthew 4:15. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, That it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, . IV. Matthew 4:14. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 22:1-14 EXEGESIS: MATTHEW 21:23 - 22:14. fol. This commentary has been through Advanced Checking. When he returns, a report is heard about him throughout … Continue reading "Commentary on Luke 4:14-21" 3. & 88. I love your explanation of Matthew 5:4! Upper Galilee was called Galilee of the Gentiles, because it was occupied chiefly by Gentiles. 4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. (14) The light in which the fact of the migration presented itself to St. Matthew was, as with other facts, that it agreed with what had been spoken by a prophet. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, And the government shall be upon his shoulders, And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, the Father of the Everlasting Age, the Prince of Peace. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. By the way of the sea is rather an indefinite and obscure expression. Matthew 24:4-14. But the evangelist finds in the choice a fulfilment of prophecy— ἵνα πληρωθῇ. Matthew 4:14. That it might be fulfilled does not always mean that a certain thing was done just so a particular prophecy might be fulfilled, although it will sometimes mean that. I had just read one of these articles that used this scripture to relate how sad they were because of … “But there shall not hereafter be darkness in the land which was distressed: In the former time he debased The land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali; But in the latter time he made it glorious: Even the way of the sea beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; They that dwelled in the land of the shadow of death, Unto them hath the light shined. Matthew 24:4-14. The purpose of fulfilling prophecy ever involves the higher purpose of carrying out God’s plan thus revealed. Matthew often introduces Messianic prophecies as fulfilled in Jesus, (Matthew 1:22, Matthew 2:6, Matthew 2:15, Matthew 2:17, Matthew 2:23, Matthew 3:8) this being an evidence of his Messiahship. That it might be fulfilled. It was on this sea, that Capernaum, and some other towns of note, were situated. 74. That it might be fulfilled which— Whereby was fulfilled that which. Peter also had a house in Capernaum (Matthew 8:14, Mark 1:29 and 2:1). Matthew 4:14–15 are the fourteenth and fifteenth verses of the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. It resonates in my heart with what the Holy Spirit has been telling me, I am so tired of people explaining Scripture with a "Greeting Card" mentality! It is no accident that Matthew places the Galilee of the Gentiles - Galilee was divided into upper and lower Galilee. ... Bible Commentaries Text Commentaries Audio & Video Commentaries Bible Reference The sea of Galilee and the sea of Tiberias are become in scripture-style so much like proper names, that it might look affected to change them for the lake of Galilee and the lake of Tiberias. What is here called sea is properly not a sea, but a lake. It is Jesus’ manifesto for the work ahead. Luke 4:14-15: Our passage opens with Jesus returning in the power of the Spirit to Galilee from the wilderness (Luke 4:1-13) where he had overcome temptation. ((z) Ib. Campbell. 14. Fulfilled; Isaiah 9:1-2. Since Jesus returned to Galilee at least twice in his first year of ministry (John 1:43; 4:43-45), Luke probably intends this as a summary statement of Jesus’ movement. 3. Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” a. 14.Which was spoken by Esaias the prophet — Isaiah 9:1-2. This entire passage forms one distinct piece of prophecy. Here also Peter and Andrew, James and John, before they were called to the apostleship, exercised the occupation of fishermen. And they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, even the censers, the fleshhooks, and the shovels, and the basons, all the vessels of the altar; ... Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible Bible Apps.com. ... Interlinear Bibles Cross-Refs Commentaries Dictionaries Misc Our passage contains three paragraphs: Verses 12-17 Jesus withdraws to Galilee Verses 18-22 Jesus chooses four disciples Verses 23-25 Jesus teaches, preaches, and heals As we will demonstrate, each of these paragraphs has something in common with the other two, and it is that connection which provides the key to this entire passage and its contribution to the Gospel of Matthew. In the previous verses Jesus returned to Galilee after hearing of the arrest of John the Baptist and then left Nazareth for Capernaum. 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