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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Luke Chapter 5

Luke 5:1

luk 5:1

Mat 4:18; Mar 1:16.

Luke 5:6

luk 5:6

Their net brake - Began to tear.

Luke 5:8

luk 5:8

Depart from me, for I am a sinful man - And therefore not worthy to be in thy presence.

Luke 5:11

luk 5:11

They forsook all and followed him - They had followed him before, Joh 1:43, but not so as to forsake all. Till now, they wrought at their ordinary calling.

Luke 5:12

luk 5:12

Mat 8:2; Mar 1:40.

Luke 5:14

luk 5:14

Lev 14:2.

Luke 5:16

luk 5:16

He withdrew - The expression in the original implies, that he did so frequently.

Luke 5:17

luk 5:17

Sitting by - As being more honourable than the bulk of the congregation, who stood. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them - To heal the sickness of their souls, as well as all bodily diseases.

Luke 5:18

luk 5:18

Mat 9:2; Mar 2:3.

Luke 5:19

luk 5:19

Not being able to bring him in through the multitude, they went round about by a back passage, and going up the stairs on the outside, they came upon the flat - roofed house, and let him down through the trap door, such as was on the top of most of the Jewish houses: doubtless, with such circumspection as the circumstances plainly required.

Luke 5:26

luk 5:26

We have seen strange things to. day - Sins forgiven, miracles wrought.

Luke 5:27

luk 5:27

Mat 9:9; Mar 2:14.

Luke 5:28

luk 5:28

Leaving all - His business and gain.

Luke 5:29

luk 5:29

And Levi made him a great entertainment - It was necessarily great, because of the great number of guests.

Luke 5:33

luk 5:33

Make prayers - Long and solemn. Mat 9:14; Mar 2:18.

Luke 5:34

luk 5:34

Can ye make - That is, is it proper to make men fast and mourn, during a festival solemnity?

Luke 5:36

luk 5:36

He spake also a parable - Taken from clothes and wine; therefore peculiarly proper at a feast.

Luke 5:39

luk 5:39

And no man having drunk old wine - And beside, men are not wont to be immediately freed from old prejudices.

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