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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Matthew Chapter 8

Matthew 8:2

mat 8:2

behold, there came a leper

The King, having in Chapters 5-7. declared the principles of the kingdom, makes proof, in Chapters 8, 9, of His power to banish from the earth the consequences of sin, and to control the elements of nature.


Greek, "Kurios". The first occurrence of the word is applied to Jesus with His evident sanction. In itself the word means "master," and is so used of mere human relationships in, for example (Mat 6:24); (Mat 15:27); (Mar 13:35); (Eph 6:9) Both uses, divine and human, are brought together in (Col 4:1). It is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew, "Adonai."

(See Scofield) - (Gen 15:2),

and is so used by Jesus Christ in (Mat 22:43-35). In the New Testament the distinctive uses of "Kurios" (Lord) are:

(1) As the New Testament translation of the Hebrew, "Jehovah" (Lord), for example (Mat 1:20); (Mat 1:22); (Mat 2:15); (Mat 3:3); (Mat 4:7); (Mat 4:10); (Mat 11:25); (Mat 21:9); (Mar 12:29-30); (Luk 1:68); (Luk 2:9).

(2) Jesus Himself so uses "Kurios", for example (Mat 4:7); (Mat 4:10); (Mat 11:25); (Mar 12:11).

(3) But the great use of "Kurios" is as the divine title of Jesus, the Christ. In this sense it occurs in the New Testament 663 times. That the intent is to identify Jesus Christ with the Old Testament Deity is evident from (Mat 3:3); (Mat 12:8); (Mat 21:9); (Psa 118:26); (Mat 22:43-45); (Luk 1:43); (Joh 8:58); (Joh 14:8-10); (Joh 20:28); (Act 9:5); (Act 13:33). (Psalm 2).

(See Scofield) - (Joh 20:28).

Matthew 8:5

mat 8:5


A Roman commander of 100 men.

Matthew 8:11

mat 8:11



(See Scofield) - (Mat 3:2).

Matthew 8:16

mat 8:16


(Greek, "daimonizomai", "demonized").

(See Scofield) - (Mat 7:22).

Matthew 8:20

mat 8:20

Son of man

(See Scofield) - (Eze 2:1).

Our Lord thus designates Himself about eighty times. It is His racial name as the representative Man, in the sense of (Co1 15:45-47) as Son of David is distinctly his Jewish name, and Son of God His divine name. Our Lord constantly uses this term as implying that his mission (for example); (Mat 11:19); (Luk 19:10). His death and resurrection (for example); (Mat 12:40); (Mat 20:18); (Mat 26:2) and His second coming (for example); (Mat 24:37-44); (Luk 12:40) transcended in scope and result all merely Jewish imitations. When Nathanael confesses him as "King of Israel," our Lord's answer is, "Thou shalt see greater things. . . The angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man." When His messengers are cast out by the Jews, His thought leaps forward to the time when the Son of man shall come, not then to Israel only but to the race; (Mat 10:5-6); (Mat 8:23). It is in this name, also, that universal judgment is committed to Him (Joh 5:22-27). It is also a name indicating that in Him is fulfilled the Old Testament foreview of blessing through a coming man.

(See Scofield) - (Gen 1:26); (Gen 3:15); (Gen 12:3); (Psa 8:4); (Psa 80:17); (Isa 7:14); (Isa 9:6-7); (Isa 32:2); (Zac 13:7); (Isa 32:2); (Zac 13:7).

Matthew 8:28

mat 8:28


(Greek, "daimonizomai", "demonized").

(See Scofield) - (Mat 7:22).

Matthew 8:31

mat 8:31



(See Scofield) - (Mat 7:22).

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