Synoptic Gospels keyed to Henry Burton Sharman, Records of the Life of Jesus
(§§S43-46, 49-53 (Mat 12:22-50, 8:18-34, 9:18-34 | Mar 3:22-34, 4:35-5:23 | Luk 8:1-3, 19-56, 11:14-32, 10:20, 6:43-45)

§ 43 (Luk 8:1-3)     index     qtext

§ 45A-G (§ 34 + Mat 12:22-29 | Mar 3:22-27 | Luk 11:14-22 §86A-G )     index     qtext

§ 45H-K (§ 34 + Mat 12:30-32 | Mar 3:28-30 | Luk 11:23 §86H, 12:10 §91H )     index     qtext

§ 45L-P (Mat 12:33-37 | Luk 6:43-45 §38O-R)     index     qtext

§ 45Q-X (Mat 12:38-45 | Luk 11:24-32 §86I-88)     index     qtext

§ 46 (Mat 12:46-50 | Mar 3:31-35 | §49 Luk 8:19-21)     index     qtext

[§ 47-48 (Mat 13: 1-53 | Mar 4:1-34 | Luk 8:4-18, 13:18-21) see under Mat 13]

§50 (§ 25 + Mat 8:18-27 | Mar 4:35-41 | Luk 8:22-25)     index     qtext

§51 (Mat 8:28-34 | Mar 5:1-20 | Luk 8:26-39)     index     qtext

§52-53 ( § 31 + Mat 9:18-34 | Mar 5:21-43 | Luk 8:40-56)     index     qtext


§ 43 (Luk 8:1-3)

Luk 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he [GBT: + himself] went throughout [G: through] every city and village [GB: every city and town; T: cities and towns], preaching and shewing the glad tidings of [G: publishing; BT: shewing] the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,      qtext

Luk 8:2 And [BT: +also] certain women, which had been [GBT: were] healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary [G: as Mary which was] called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,

Luk 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.      qtext


(Luke 8:1-3) MFS 66

(Luke 8:1) GF6: 190 [cf Rom 10:15]

(Luke 8:2f) GF8: 109 [320]

(Luke 8:3) GF5: 60


(Luk 8:1-3)

MFS 66 (1666): [cites or quotes Luk 7:37-47, Mat 27:55, Mar 15:40f, Luk 23:28, Luk 8:1-3] Thus we see that Jesus owned the love and grace that appeared in women, and did not despise it: and by what is recorded in the scriptures, he received much love, kindness, compassion, and tender dealings toward him from women, as he did from any others, both in his lifetime, and also after [men] had exercised their cruelty upon him.

(Luk 8:3)

GF5:60 (1674): [quotes Luk 8:3] Now this scripture, which ye also bring, proves nothing for your forced maintenance, for what they did, they did it freely; for Christ never made a law to force people to give him and his disciples maintenance.


§ 45A-G (§ 34 + Mat 12:22-29 | Mar 3:22-27 | Luk 11:14-22 §86A-G)

Mat 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, [G: +both; T: +which was both] blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch [G: so] that the [GT: he which was] blind and dumb both spake and saw.      qtext

Mat 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the [GBT: that] son of David?

Mat 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow [G: man] doth not cast out devils [GBT: casteth (BT: driveth) the devils no otherwise out], but by [G: through; T: by the help of] Beelzebub the prince [T: chief] of the [G: omits] devils.      qtext

Mat 12:25 And [GT: But; B: But when] Jesus knew their thoughts, and [B: he] said unto them, Every kingdom divided against [T: within] itself is [BT: shall be] brought to desolation [GBT: naught]; and every [T: Neither shall any] city or house [T: household] divided against itself shall not stand [T: continue]:      qtext

Mat 12:26 And [GT: So] if Satan cast out Satan, he is [BT: then is he] divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand [GBT: endure]?      qtext

Mat 12:27 And [GBT: Also] if I by [G: through; T: by the help of] Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom [T: whose help] do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

Mat 12:28 But if I cast out [BT: +the] devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto [B: upon; T: on] you.      qtext

Mat 12:29 Or else how can one [GT: a man] enter into a strong man's house, and spoil [T: violently take away] his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will [GBT: omit] spoil his house.      qtext

Mar 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by [G: through] the prince of the devils [B: chief devil; T: power of the chief devil] casteth he out devils.      qtext

Mar 3:23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables [T: similitudes], How can Satan cast [GBT: drive] out Satan?      qtext

Mar 3:24 And if a kingdom [BT: realm (2x)] be divided against itself, that kingdom$ cannot stand [BT: endure].

Mar 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand [GBT: continue].

Mar 3:26 And if Satan rise up [GBT: make insurrection] against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand [G: endure; BT: continue], but hath [GT: is at] an end.

Mar 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil [GBT: take away] his goods, except he will [GBT: omit] first bind the strong man; and then he will [GBT: omit] spoil his house.      qtext

Luk 11:14 And he was casting [G: Then he cast] out a devil, and it [GT: which; B: and the same] was dumb. And it came to pass, [G: and; T: And it followed] when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.      qtext

Luk 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through [T: by the power of] Beelzebub the chief of the devils.      qtext

Luk 11:16 And others, tempting [GBT: tempted] him, sought [GT: seeking; B: and required] of him a sign from heaven.

[cf Mat 12:38]

Luk 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, [GT: knew their thoughts and] said unto them, Every kingdom divided against [T: within] itself is brought to desolation [GBT: shall be (B: is) desolate]; and a house divided against a house falleth [T: one house shall fall upon another].      qtext

Luk 11:18 If Satan also be divided against [T: within] himself, how shall his kingdom stand [BT: endure]? because ye say that I cast out devils through [T: by the power of] Beelzebub.      qtext

Luk 11:19 And if I by [G: through; B: by the help of; T: by the power of] Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons [GBT: children] cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.

Luk 11:20 But if I with [G: by] the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt [G: doubtless] the kingdom of God is come upon [G: unto] you.      qtext

Luk 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace [T: watcheth his house], his goods [GBT: the things (T omits) that he possesseth] are in peace:      qtext

Luk 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come [GBT: cometh] upon him, and overcome [GBT: overcometh] him, he taketh from him all his armour [BT: harness] wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils [GT: goods].


(Mat 12:22 | Luk 11:14) GF3: 494

(Mat 12:24 | Mar 3:22 | Luk 11:15) GFJN 142; GF4: 58; MFU 206; JN1: 79, 125; JN2: 184, 541; IP1: 204; IP2: 182; HPS 415f (EB) [cf Mat 9:34]

(Mat 12:25f | Mar 3:23-26 | Luk 11:17f) GF3: 400; GF7: 114 [115]; MFU 171; EQ 445 (WP)

(Mat 12:26 | Mar 3:26 | Luk 11:18) JN1: 299 (RF); JN2: 156, 300; WPR 140; WPT 205

(Mat 12:27 | Luk 11:19) WPR 414

(Mat 12:28 | Luk 11:20) JN3: 39; IP2: 31; IP3: 129

(Mat 12:28f) IP4: 353

(Mat 12:29 | Mar 3:27 | cf Luk 11:21f) GF3: 445; GF4: 102; MFU 128; JN2: 210, 557; JN3: 56, 759; IP1: 44, 66, 318; IP3: 366, 434; IP4: 210; IPL 47; WPR 305; WPT 200, 315; JSS 52, 67; SIW 69 [cf Luke 11:21f]

[Mark 3:22, see Mat 12:24]

[Mark 3:27, see Mat 12:29]

[Luk 11:14, see Mat 12:22]

[Luk 11:15 see Mat 12:24]

(Luk 11:16) IP1: 204 [cf Mat 12:38]

[Luk 11:18 see Mat 12:26]

[Luk 11:19 see Mat 12:27]

[Luk 11:20 see Mat 12:28]

(Luk 11:21f | cf Mat 12:29, Mar 3:27) GF3: 511, 577; GF4: 205, 226, 257; GF6: 166; GF7: 252 [232]; JN1: 80f; JN3: 130; IP1: 79; IP2: 335; IP3: 185, 186, 246f, 405, 515, 524; IP4: 88, 107, 158, 187, 222, 353; WPR 140; DFR 13


(Mat 12:22 | Luk 11:14)

GF3:494 (1659): [Opponent calls Quakers "dumb devils" [Mat 12:22 | Luk 11:14]] And thus thou showest where thou art, who hast not known a time to be silent, before thou didst know a time to speak [Eccl 3:7]. And the dumb devil hath been found amongst yourselves, you priests; for when many of the Quakers have been moved of the Lord to come to speak to you in your pulpits, you have proved the dumb devils, turned your backs, and have gone your ways, and spoken never a word to them.

(Mat 12:24 | Mar 3:22 | Luk 11:15)

JN2:183f (1655): I say, for thy faith that believes the devil bred perfection, I know thou art of that faith that ever called Christ Beelzebub, and his works the devil's works [Mat 12:24 | Mar 3:22 | Luk 11:15], so in that faith I do not expect any other confession.

HPS 415f (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): ...this hath been a main argument, why people should not adventure themselves so much as to go to a Quakers meeting, for fear of the great danger that some suppose there is, of being charmed into that religion; ... which if they should receive, and walk herein, ... would certainly expose them to the world's hatred and scorn, which the servants and people of the Lord in all ages have borne: So that, for these to be accounted witches is no wonder, since the wicked have not spared to sling the same reflection upon their Lord and Master; Jesus Christ himself, when he was on earth, was censured to work his miracles by magic art; for when he cast a devil out of one present, some said, he did it by Beelzebub, their prince [Mat 12:24 | Mar 3:22 | Luk 11:15]....

(Mat 12:25f | Mar 3:23-26 | Luk 11:17f )

GF7:114 (1656): Friends and brethren, the eternal word, from which ye have both spoken and ministered to others, is the word of life [1 Jn 1:1], the word of peace, the word of reconciliation [2 Cor 5:19], which makes of twain one new man [Eph 2:15]; and if ye do abide there, there is no division but unity in the life which was before death was, and before division was. Therefore that which is divided is of the kingdom that cannot stand [Mat 12:25f | Mar 3:24], and is for condemnation by the life and word of reconciliation.

MFU 171 (1655): And that mind that looks outward [Eccl 12:3], from the measure enjoyed, and joins to anything without [1 Cor 16:16], contrary to the freedom of the Spirit within, that mind is for judgment, and the eternal Spirit of God is one in all [1 Cor 6:17]. And that which divides one from another, is for judgment; for where division is, that is of the kingdom that cannot stand [Mat 12:25f | | Mar 3:23-26]: so read where you are, for if you are in that which is divided, you cannot stand.

(Mat 12:26 | Mar 3:23f | Luk 11:18)

JN1:299 (Richard Farnworth, 1654): You that are baptized with water but want the gift of the Holy Ghost [Mat 3:16f]: how can you cast out and deliver up Satan? by what power do you do that? can Satan cast out Satan? Or a kingdom divided against itself, how can it stand [Mat 12:26]?

WPR 140 (1677): Be assured, my Friends, wherever the Lord hath begotten desires after him, and wherever sin is become exceeding sinful [Rom 7:13], yea, a burden to the soul, the devil's kingdom is shaken [Mat 12:26 | Mar 3:23f | Luk 11:18], the prince of this world is begun to be judged [John 16:11], and God is at work for the redemption of that soul.

(Mat 12:28 | Luk 11:20)

IP2:31 [ Mat 12:28, see under Mat 3:2]

(Mat 12:28f | Luk 11:20-22)

IP4:353 (1675?): Query 5. How may men know when the kingdom of God is come unto them? Is it not then manifest, when the stronger than the strong man, not only knocks at the door of the heart [Rev 3:20], but casts out Satan thence, and makes spoil of his goods? [Mat 12:28f | Luk 11:20-22]

(Mat 12:29 | Mar 3:27 | Luk 11:21f) see also under Luk 11:21f

[Other texts citing Mat 12:29 ||: JN2:210: ( under Mat 8:30-32 | Mar 5:11-13 | Luk 8:32f), SIW 68f (John 10:4f), JSS 52 (John 14:12)]

GF3:445 (1659): The doctrine of perfection in the creature is Christ, who destroys the devil and his works [Heb 2:14/1 Jn 3:8], and binds the strong man, and spoils his goods, and takes possession of it to himself [Mat 12:29 | Mar 3:27], and the creature is a perfect creature, out of transgression. "He that is born of God doth not commit sin," seeing the seed of God remains in him [1 Jn 3:9]; and that is the doctrine of perfection in the creature.

WPR 305, WPT 89f (1674): In short, we call salvation, Christ's making an end of sin, destroying the works of the devil [1 Jn 3:8], finishing of transgression [Dan 9:24], binding the strong man and spoiling his goods [Mat 12:29] in the hearts and consciences of men and women; and bringing in his everlasting righteousness into the soul, whereby to cleanse, wash, regenerate, renew and refresh the soul; in one scripture-phrase, "to save his people from their SINS" [Mat 1:21].

JSS 67 (17–): ...he is wooing, overshadowing [Luke 1:35], and operating on us to bring forth in us that immortal birth, that babe of divine life, which, when brought forth, and increased in stature [Luke 2:52], would bind the strong man and cast him out, spoiling his goods [Mat 12:29], and slaying utterly the carnal mind, the enmity [Rom 8:7]...

(Luk 11:21f)

[Other texts citing Luk 11:21f: IP4:353 ( under Mat 12:28f)]

GF4:257 (1660): Christ Jesus saith, "The strong man keeps his house, and all his goods are in peace [Luk 11:21f]; and now the strong man is got into the house, in the fall, since the beginning." And man is that house, and Christ is stronger than the strong man, and is come to cast him out, and spoil his goods; and this you must know before you come into the garden again; and before you know this, you must know trembling, and quaking, and your salvation wrought out with fear and trembling [Phil 2:12], which the apostle commands you; and then you will not despise Quakers and tremblers, but will receive them, and be with such who are in much fear and trembling at the word of the Lord [Isa 66:2].

IP1:79 (1658): Object. That it [obedience to the Light] breaks down relations, laws, governments; takes away due respect from magistracy and superiors, and turns the world upside-down [Acts 17:6]. Ans. Iniquity hath reigned, unrighteousness hath wound itself into, and twisted, every thing. And now the truth comes to discover and purge out the inquity; the strong man, who hitherto hath kept possession of the house [Luk 11:21], cries out, as if the destruction of the thing were aimed at. Nay, it is only the evil that is aimed at; but the thing itself is not to be destroyed, but to be set free from the evil, and preserved.

IP3:246f (1672): But the captivity of many hath been broken by the power of light, and the power and strength of darkness (inwardly) overturned by it. Oh, how hath the strong man, which kept the house, before the stronger than he appeared [Luk 11:21f] in the name and authority of the Father,– I say, how hath he trembled at the inward and spiritual appearance of him that was stronger than he! And how have the pillars of the old building been shaken! [Judg 16:25-30 / Job 9:6]

WPR 140 (1677): Yea, stronger is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. He is able to bind the strong man and cast him out [1 Jn 4:4 / Luk 11:21f]; do but believe truly in him, and cleave to him.

DFR 12f (17–): [The adversary] seemed to be continually present, whether I was awake or asleep, disquieting my mind as much as possible. But my prayer was incessant for divine aid; that a stronger than he might appear for my help, and dispossess him [Luk 11:21f]....At length, a stronger than he did indeed come, and cast him out, and wholly dispossessed him; and not only bruised him under foot [Rom 16:20], but removed him far from me.


§ 45H-K (Mat 12:30-32 | Mar 3:28-30 | Luk 11:23 §86H, 12:10 §91 )

Mat 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad [G: omits].      qtext

Mat 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of [G: every] sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against [T: of] the Holy Ghost [BT: spirit] shall not be forgiven unto men.      qtext

Mat 12:32 And whosoever speaketh [G: shall speak] a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Mar 3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men [GB: the children of men; T: men's children], and blasphemies wherewith soever [GT: omit] they shall blaspheme [GT: blaspheme; B: have blasphemed] :      qtext

Mar 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against [G: blasphemeth against; B: speaketh blasphemy against; T: blasphemeth] the Holy Ghost hath never [GT: shall never have] forgiveness, but is in danger [G: culpable] of eternal damnation:      qtext

Mar 3:30 Because [B: For] they said, He hath [GT: had] an unclean spirit.

Luk 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.      qtext

Luk 12:10 And whosoever shall speak [BT: speaketh] a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth [G: shall blaspheme] against [GBT: omit] the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.      qtext


(Mat 12:30 | Luk 11:23) GF7: 173 [184], 280 [245]; GF8: 29 [279]; MFU 60, 171; JN1: 250; JN3: 402; IP1: 19; HPS 49

(Mat 12:31f | Mar 3:28f | Luk 12:10) GFJN 13, 14, 21; GF6: 53; JN3: 726 (RR); IP1: 361; IP3: 94; EQ 171n; SIW 65

[Mat 12:32 see Mar 3:29]

[Mark 3:28f see Mat 12:31f; Luke 12:10]

(Mark 3:29 | cf Mat 12:32) MFU 433

(Mark 3:29f) JN2: 147, 243; JN3: 313

[Luk 12:10 see Mat 12:31f]


(Mat 12:30 | Luk 11:23)

GF7:173 (1659): by this law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus [Rom 8:2] ... ye come to know ... the fruitless trees [Jude 1:12] thrown down, and the plant of God raised up, which is of his own planting, the tree of righteousness [Isa 61:3], whose fruit is unto holiness, whose end is everlasting life [Rom 6:22]. So mark, here is the fruit of this tree, and the end of this tree, and by this spirit ye do distinguish names and plantings, and pluckings up; and God's building ye will distinguish from man's building [Heb 3:4]; and man's plucking down, and man's gathering together—ye that are gathered together in the name of Jesus [Mat 18:20], can distinguish men's gathering, and their scattering [Mat 12:30 | Luk 11:23]

MFU 171 (1655): Keep low in your measures of the living testimony which comes from the living God, which is one in all; in its measure, and there is no division, and no re nt, but all is one; and this gathers your hearts together, and this knits and unites into the body, where the unity is, and who gathers not here, scatters abroad; and he that is not with us here, is against us [Mat 12:30 | Luk 11:23]. So examine now, and try whether you are gathering now, or scattering abroad, with the Light which is eternal, which is one in all.

JN1:250 (1654): it will avail you but little to call yourselves gathered churches when you are not gathered into his will, but strive to uphold what he comes to cast down; for they that gather not with him, scatter abroad [Mat 12:30 | Luk 11:23].

HPS 49 (Sarah Blackborow, 1658): if any of the children of the Lord be moved to come into your steeple-houses to ask you a question, or to declare what they can witness of that which leads to Christ, how wrathful you are and impatient, and cry to the people, Carry them away, or suffer the people to hale them away without reproving them? this is far from the spirit that should be ready to give an answer to every one that asketh [1 Pet 3:15], or that which can bear all things [1 Cor 13:7], that spirit which is impatient and wrathful scatters and not gathers any to God [Mat 12:30 | Luk 11:23]; neither can it seek after that which is driven away and lost [Ezek 34:4]....

(Mat 12:31f | Mar 3:28f | Luk 12:10)

[Other texts citing Mat 12:31f: GFJN 13 (Rom 5:12)]

GFJN 21 (16–): A report went abroad of me, that I was a young man who had a discerning spirit; whereupon many came to me from far and near, professors, priests, and people. The Lord's power broke forth, and I had great openings and prophecies, and spoke unto them of the things of God, which they heard with attention and silence, and went away and spread the fame thereof. Then came the tempter and set upon me again, charging me, that I had sinned against the holy ghost [Mat 12:31f]; but I could not tell in what. Then Paul's condition came before me, how after he had been taken up into the third heavens, and seen things not lawful to be uttered, a messenger of satan was sent to buffet him [2 Cor 12:2-7]. Thus by the power of Christ I got over that temptation also.

GF6:53 (1679): And to kill blasphemers and sabbath-breakers, and to stone them to death, or put them to death with outward weapons about religion, is a work of the law, and not of the new covenant and new testament. For Christ, though his name was blasphemed, ... did not command, nor put any to death with carnal weapons. But Christ said, "They that blasphemed against the son of man, it might be forgiven; but they that did blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, were not to be forgiven, neither in this world, nor in the world to come [Mat 12:31f]"; which was punishment enough. And further, he said in the new covenant and his gospel-day, "He came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them" [Luk 9:56].

IP3:94 (1668): And though [Ludovik Muggleton] pretends that those whom he curses, have sinned the sin against the Holy Ghost [Mat 12:31f], and are devils; yet that is but the judgment of his spirit, not of God's Spirit; for they are in that which keeps from grieving God's Spirit [Eph 4:30]; much more from sinning the great and unpardonable sin against it.

SIW 65 (Catherine Payton Phillips, on her childhood, 17– ): Once, having yielded to temptation, my sense of guilt was such that I concluded I had sinned against the Holy Ghost; and that, agreeably to Christ’s testimony, I "should never be forgiven" [Mat 12:31f].

(Mar 3:29f)

JN2:147 (1655): Hadst thou said we had been railers, the sin had not been so great, but to say those words given forth by the Holy Ghost, as is plain in Scripture, are filthy railing words–here thou calls the Spirit filthy and unclean: but if thou read Mark 3:29-30, there thou mayest read thy blasphemy and what generation thou art of, and what shall befall thee.


§45L-P (Mat 12:33-37 | Luk 6:43-45; §38 )

Mat 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good [T: +also]; or else make the tree corrupt [GBT: evil (2x)], and his fruit corrupt [T: +also]: for the tree is known by his [G: the] fruit.      qtext

Mat 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things [GBT: speak good things (T: say well) when ye (BT: +yourselves) are evil]? for out [GT omit] of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Mat 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the [GT: his] heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the [G: an; B omits; T: his] evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.      qtext

Mat 12:36 But I say unto you, That [GT: that of; B: of] every idle word that men shall speak [T: have spoken], they shall give account thereof [T: accounts] in [GT: at] the day of judgment.      qtext

Mat 12:37 For by [B: of (2x)] thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.      qtext

Luk 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt [GBT: it is not a good tree that bringeth forth evil] fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring [GBT: is that (G omits) an evil tree, that bringeth] forth good fruit.

Luk 6:44 For every tree is known by his own [BT: omit] fruit. For of thorns men do not gather [G: neither of thorns gather men] figs, nor of a bramble bush [GBT: bushes] gather they grapes.      qtext

Luk 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is [G: omits] good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is [G: omits] evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.      qtext


(Mat 12:33 | Luk 6:44) GF3: 34; WDS 271; IP3: 291; WPR 305; WPT 91; WTG 311 (AM)

(Mat 12:34) JN2: 240 [cf Mat 23:33]

(Mat 12:35f | Luk 6:45) RBA 451; RBAF 409

(Mat 12:36) GF3: 544; GF5: 6; JN1: 66; HPS 134; RBA 436; WPR 41, 57,68

(Mat 12:36f) GF4: 352; GF6:268; JN1: 219

(Mat 12:37) GF3: 142 [ confl w 2 Tim 1:13]

[Luk 6:43f see Mat 7:16f, 12:33]

[Luk 6:45 see Mat 12:35]


(Mat 12:33 | Luk 6:44)

[Other texts citing Mat 12:33: WPR 305 (Luk 6:44)

WTG 311 (Ann Moore, 1658): it seemed much harder to persuade people in this place to serve the Lord than the enemy; especially the citizens, if the tree is to be known by its fruit [Mat 12:33 | Luk 6:44].

(Mat 12:35f | Luk 6:45)

RBA 451 (1678, XV.7): [on games, sports, comedies, and other vain recreations] ...if Christ's reasoning is to be heeded, that "the good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things"; and that of "every idle word we shall give an account in the day of judgment" [Mat 12:35f], it may easily be gathered from what treasure these inventions come, and it may easily be proved, that it is from the evil, and not the good. How many idle words do they necessarily produce? Yea what are comedies but a studied complex of idle and lying words? [more]

(Mat 12:36)

GF5:6 (1674): do not you know, ye must give an account of every idle word [Mat 12:36]? and therefore, ought they not to be gracious [Eccl 10:12], and seasoned with grace [Col 4:6]?

HPS 134 (Esther Biddle, 1662): my cry was continually to the Lord, that I might put off that body of death [Rom 7:24], which hindered me from his presence; then did the Lord carry me to a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I was filled with the dread and power of the Lord, ...and after a little season the Lord set my sins in order before me, and every idle word I had spoken was brought to my remembrance [Mat 12:36], where I received a just reward, and so came to have peace of conscience with my Saviour....

WPR 68 (1669): Surely those who are to reckon for every idle word [Mat 12:36], must not use sports to pass away that time, which they are commanded diligently to redeem [Eph 5:16], considering no less work is to be done than making their calling and election sure [2 Pet 1:10].

(Mat 12:37)

GF3:142 (1659): And "you" to a particular [individual] is your custom, and the scripture doth not declare to us, that that custom was in the church of God. But the apostle bid them "keep to the form of sound words, that could not be condemned" [2 Tim 1:13/Mat 12:37]. Now "you" to a particular is not a sound word, as they can tell that have read but the bible or accidence.l


§45Q-X (Mat 12:38-45 | Luk 11:24-32 §86I-88)

Mat 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would [B: will; T: would fain] see a sign from [GBT: of] thee.      qtext

Mat 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An [BT: The] evil and adulterous generation seeketh after [GBT: after] a sign; and there shall no sign [G: but no sign shall] be given to it [T: them], but [GT: save] the sign of the prophet Jonas:      qtext

Mat 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Mat 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in [B: in the; T: at the day of] judgment with this generation [BT: nation], and shall [GBT: omit] condemn it: because [GT: for] they repented [T: amended] at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here [B: here is one greater than Jonas].      qtext

[Jonah 3:5]

Mat 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the [G: in; B: in the; T: at the day of] judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost [GBT: utmost] parts of the earth [T: world] to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here [B: in this place is one greater than Solomon].      qtext

[cf 1 Ki 10:1-10]

Mat 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through [GBT: throughout] dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.      qtext

Mat 12:44 Then he saith, I will return [T: +again] into my house from whence I came out [G: omits]; and when he is come, he findeth it [T: the house] empty, swept, and garnished.

Mat 12:45 Then goeth he [GT: he goeth (T: +his way)], and taketh with himself [GBT: unto him] seven other spirits more wicked [GBT: worse] than himself, and [T: +so] they enter in and dwell there: and the last state [GBT: end] of that man is worse than the first [GBT: beginning] . Even so shall it be also unto [GT: with] this wicked [B: froward; T: evil] generation [T: nation].

Luk 11:16 And others, tempting [GBT: tempted] him, sought [GT: seeking; B: and required] of him a sign from heaven.      qtext

Luk 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry [T: waterless] places, seeking rest; and finding [GBT: when he findeth] none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.      qtext

Luk 11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.

Luk 11:26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state [BT: end] of that man is worse than the first [BT: beginning].

Luk 11:27 And it came to pass [T: fortuned], as he spake [G: said] these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed [BT: Happy] is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked [T: gave thee suck] .

Luk 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed [BT: happy] are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.      qtext

Luk 11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil [G: a wicked] generation [BT: nation]: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it [GBT: them], but the sign of Jonas the prophet.      qtext

Luk 11:30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation [BT: nation].

Luk 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the [GB: in; T: at] judgment with the men of this generation [B: nation], and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth [T: end of the world] to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.      qtext

[cf 1 Ki 10:9ff, 2 Chron 9:7ff]

Luk 11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the [GB: in; T: at] judgment with this generation [B: nation], and shall condemn it [BT: them]: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.      qtext

[Jonah 3:5]


(Mat 12:38-40) GF6: 156

(Mat 12:38 | Luk 11:16) IP1: 204

(Mat 12:38f | Luk 11:16,29) GF3: 406f; IP3: 237; IP4: 43

(Mat 12:39-42) GF5: 409

(Mat 12:39 | Luk 11:29) GF8: 215 [377]; EQ 163

(Mat 12:40 | Luk 11:30) GF5: 202

(Mat 12:41 Luk 11:32) GF4: 402

(Mat 12:42 | Luk 11:31) GF3: 279, 300, 404, 560; GF4: 55, 67, 68; 399; JN2: 192; TEM 111

(Mat 12:43-45 | Luk 11:24-26) IP2: 426, 435; IP3: 66; EQ 127

(Mat 12:43) GF7: 98 [91]; MFU 243

(Mat 12:44) IP1: 242; IP3: 186, 335

(Luk 11:28) MFU 387; WPT 169

[Luk 11:29-32 see Mat 12:39-42]


(Mat 12:38-40 | Luk 11:16,29)

GF6:156 (1683): [quotes Mat 12:38-40] Here is a sign for the evil and adulterous generation, who rebel against the good spirit which God hath given to instruct them [Neh 9:20,26], that with his spirit they might see Christ the substance of all signs.

(Mat 12:38f | Luk 11:16,29)

GF3: 406f (1659): They that had the scriptures knew not the Word; by signs and wonders they were declared, and signs and wonders were shown to them that had the scriptures, from the Word. Now them that had the scriptures, to whom the Word had shown miracles, when they desired a sign of the Word [Mat 12:38 | Luk 11:16], he told them, that no sign should be given to them but that of Jonas [Mat 12:39 | Luk 11:29].

IP4:43 (167-?): ought to take heed how they expect or call for miracles now, as the Jews did to Christ for a sign of old [Mat 12:38f]; for that is not the temper of mind which this dispensation is to answer, but rather to draw men out from thence into a principle, into the new life and Spirit itself; where fuller demonstrations (of a deeper nature) are given to the soul, than outward miracles are. Feel the power that is revealed, feel the life that is made manifest, let in the light of day which shines; this will scatter the darkness from thee, and clear up the things of day unto thee. The pure ministration of power, the pure ministration of life, the light of the everlasting day, is come.

(Mat 12:39 | Luk 11:29)

EQ 163 (James Parnell, 1655): Salute me dearly to all my dear and tender hearts whom the Lord hath chosen out of that great city Sodom, for to bear his image, and to glorify his name, and to be as signs and wonders in that old adulterous generation [Mat 12:39].

(Mat 12:41 | Luk 11:32)

GF4:402 (1671): And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil ways; and God repented of the evil, that he had said he would do unto them, and he did it not [Jonah 3:10]; which made Christ to say, "that the men of Nineveh should rise up against that present generation, which had the scriptures, but repented not at his preaching, whereas they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold a greater than Jonah is here." Mat 12:41.... Now was there not something of God in these heathens, that made them cry to God, and turn to God, and believe in God?.... And if any of God's servants call on you to repent, in your streets at any time, you stone them, or cast them into prison, or beat, or whip them, as vagabonds; whereas Nineveh did not so to Jonah; [more]

(Mat 12:42 | Luk 11:31)

[Other texts citing Mat 12:42: GF4:68 (Rom 4:13- 16), JN2:192 (under Heb 7:19)]

GF4:67 (1656): saith Solomon the king, (and Christ that was greater, said, a greater than Solomon was here [Mat 12:42 | Luk 11:31]; and Christ the light said, before Abraham was, I am; which because he said, they took up stones to cast at him [John 8:58f],) to do justice and judgment, is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice [Prov 21:3].

(Mat 12:43-45 | Luk 11:24-26)

[Other texts citing Mat 12:43-45: EQ 127 (Heb 6:5)]

IP2:426 (1666): The Lord God hath sent forth his truth, and now after it he suffers to go forth a power of deceit, a mighty power, even having all manner of deceivableness of unrighteousness in it. [2 Th 2:9-11].... Now the reason why God suffered this to go forth, was in judgment. Men had dallied with the truth, taken up a form of godliness, and rejected the power [2 Tim 3:5]; therefore God withdraws from the form, and suffers the unclean spirit to enter it [Mat 12:43-45], and the uncircumcised nature of man to shelter itself there.

(Mat 12:43 | Luk 11:24)

[Other texts citing Mat 12:43: GF7:98 (Rev 10:3)]

(Luk 11:28)

[Other texts citing Luk 11:28: MFU 387 (Rev 6:2)]


§ 46 (Mat 12:46-50 | Mar 3:31-35 | §49 Luk 8:19-21)

Mat 12:46 While he yet talked to the people [G: spake to the multitude], behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

Mat 12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

Mat 12:48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and [BT: or] who are my brethren?      qtext

Mat 12:49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Mat 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father [T: doth my Father’s will] which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.      qtext

Mar 3:31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, [and stood without and] sent unto him, calling him [GT: and called him; B: to call him out].      qtext

Mar 3:32 And the multitude [GBT: people] sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

Mar 3:33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?      qtext

Mar 3:34 And he [B: when he had] looked round about on them [BT: his disciples] which sat [GBT: +in compass] about him, and [B: he] said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Mar 3:35 For whosoever shall do [GBT: doeth] the will of God, the same [GT: he] is my brother, and my sister, and mother.      qtext

Luk 8:19 Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at [G: near to] him for the press.      qtext

Luk 8:20 And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to [GBT: and would] see thee.

Luk 8:21 And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.      qtext


(Mat 12:48-50 | Mar 3:31-35 | Luk 8:19-21) IP4: 166; JWJM 198f, 209

(Mat 12:48 | Mar 3:33) IP1: 207

(Mat 12:50 | Mar 3:35 | Luk 8:21) GFJN 69; GF8: 109 [320]; GFEJ 335; RBA 242; RBAF 183; HPS 423 (EB); JSS 15, 16, 41

[Mark 3:33-35 see Mat 12:48-50]

[Luke 8:21 see Mat 12:50]


(Mat 12:48-50 | Mar 3:31-35 | Luk 8:19-21)

JWJM 198f (1754): Our blessed Saviour seems to give a check to this irregular fondness in nature and, at the same time, a precident for us: "Who is my mother, and who are my brethren?" [12:48] –thereby intimating that the earthly ties of relationship are, comparatively, inconsiderable to such who, through a steady course of obedience, have come to the happy experience of the Spirit of God bearing witness with their spirits that they are his children [Rom 8:16]: [quotes Mat 12:49f] "...for whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven" (arrives at the more noble part of true relationship) "the same is my brother, and sister, and mother."

(Mat 12:48 | Mar 3:33)

IP1:207 (1659): [on Jesus not having respect for persons] Nay, he did not speak respectfully to his own mother (as man's spirit, by its rule of respect, would judge and condemn him), but said, "Woman, what have I do do with thee?" [John 2:4] And in a manner denied all his relations [Mat 12:48].

(Mat 12:50 | Mar 3:35 | Luk 8:21)

[Other texts citing Mat 12:50: RBA 241f (Mat 3:9)

HPS 423 (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): My dear Friends and spiritual relations, unto whom by grace I am allied, in the love of truth I send you salutation: Often have you been in my mind, before I found a place to write unto you. For though it was first upon me to write to my former friends and acquaintance, and natural relations; yet you being the new kindred, spoken of by Christ [Mat 12:50], thus you are nearer to me by the union of his inward grace, than any unconverted thereunto can be.

JSS 16 (17–): The souls in whom he is begotten and brought forth, are all in the relation of parent to him, as well as brethren and sisters; and according to the nature of the work which forms this relation, it is strikingly represented by the parent in the female line; "Whosoever, &c. the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." [Mat 12:50]


[§ 47-48 (Mat 13: 1-53 | Mar 4:1-34 | Luk 8:4-18, 13:18-21) see under Mat 13]


§50 (Mat 8:18-27 | Mar 4:35-41 | Luk 9:57-60 §81AB, 8:22-25)

Mat 8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes [G: +of people; T: much people] about him, he gave commandment [GBT: commanded ; G +them] to [B +that they should] depart unto the other side [GBT: go over the water].

Mat 8:19 And a certain scribe came [G: Then came there a certain scribe; T: And there came a scribe], and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.      qtext

Mat 8:20 And Jesus saith [GT: said] unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air [G: heaven] have nests; but the Son of man hath not where [GT: whereon] to lay [GBT: rest] his head.      qtext

Mat 8:21 And another of [B: +the number of; T: that was one of] his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Mat 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.      qtext

Mat 8:23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.      qtext

Mat 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch [G: so] that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

Mat 8:25 And his disciples came to him [G: omits; T: in to him], and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

Mat 8:26 And he saith [GT: said] unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and [G: +so] there was [BT: followed] a great calm.      qtext

Mat 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even [GBT: both] the winds and the sea [BT: winds and sea] obey him!      qtext

Mar 4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.

Mar 4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they [G: they left the multitude (BT: people), and] took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.      qtext

Mar 4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat [GB: the waves dashed; T: dashed the waves] into the ship, so that it was now full.

Mar 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship [GBT: stern], asleep on a pillow: and they awake [GBT: awoke] him, and say [GBT: said] unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

Mar 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased [T: allayed], and there was [G: it was; BT: there followed] a great calm.      qtext

Mar 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?      qtext

Mar 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man [GB: Who: T: What fellow] is this, that even the wind and the [G: that both the wind and; BT: For both wind and] sea obey him?      qtext

Luk 9:57 And it came to pass, that, [T: chanced] as they went [B: +walking] in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.      qtext

Luk 9:58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air [G: heaven] have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.      qtext

Luk 9:59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Luk 9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.      qtext

Luk 8:22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples [BT: and his disciples also]: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth [B: to 8:23].

Luk 8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down [T: arose] a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.      qtext

Luk 8:24 And they came [GT: went] to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish [BT: are lost]. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the [G: waves of; BT: tempest of] water: and they ceased, and there was a [G: it was; BT: it waxed] calm.

Luk 8:25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered , saying one to another [GB: among themselves, saying], What manner of man [GB: Who; T: What fellow] is this! for he [G: this that] commandeth even [GBT: both] the winds and water, and they obey him.      qtext


(Mat 8:19 | Luk 9:57) JN3: 98; WTG 342 (AM) [cf Rev 14:4]

(Mat 8:20 | Luk 9:58) GF2: 254; GF7: 65 [49]; GF8: 255 [396]; JN1: 367, 490; JN2: 3; JN3: 417, 420; EQ 112 (JN), 156; HPS 55; JSS 36

(Mat 8:22 | Luk 9:60) WPR 133

(Mat 8:23-27 | Mar 4:36-41 | Luk 8:23-25) GF5: 278; GF8: 59 [307]; SIW 43, 170 [cf Mar 4:36-41; Luk 8:22-25]

(Mat 8:26a | Mar 4:40 | Luk 8:25a) GF7: 157 [169]; WPR 230; WPT 37

[Mat 8:26b see under Mar 4:39]

(Mat 8:27 | Mar 4:41 | Luk 8:25b) GF5: 288; EQ 192; HPS 268; WPR 146; WTG 174 (EH)

[Mark 4:36-41 see under Mat 8:23-27]

(Mark 4:39 | Mat 8:26b | Luk 8:24b) WTG 269 (EH); SIW 172

[Luk 9:57-60 see Mat 8:19-22]

[Luke 8:22-25 see under Mat 8:23-27]


(Mat 8:19 | Luk 9:57)

WTG 342 (Ann Moore, 1760): O Lord! If thou wilt be pleased to go with me, I will go when and where thou pleases [Mat 8:19]

(Mat 8:20 | Luk 9:58)

GF2:254 (1682): In him sit down [Eph 2:6], who is above the subtle foxes in their holes, and the fowls of the air in their nests; I say, sit down in Christ, who hath no place among them to lay his head [Mat 8:20 | Luk 9:58]; he is your rest.

JN1:490 (1655): Christ wandered up and down and had not whereon to lay his head [Mat 8:20 | Luk 9:58], and many followed him. And the apostles wandered to and fro and had "no certain dwelling place" [1 Cor 4:11]. Now had you lived in their days you would have reproached them, as you do those that follow them now, and so here I charge you to be acted by a contrary spirit to Christ, the prophets and apostles.

JSS 36 (17–): ...truly the son of man, swaddled and laid in the manger [Luke 2:7], scarce finding where to lay his head [Mat 8:20]

(Mat 8:22 | Luk 9:60)

WPR 133 (1673): Oh, that the cross of Christ may evermore be precious among you. And you, whom the Lord of late hath more particularly extended his loving kindness unto, leave the dead to bury their dead [Mat 8:22 | Luk 9:60]; part with all that you may have eternal life [Mat 19:16,21]....

(Mat 8:23-27 | Mar 4:36-41 | Luk 8:23-25)

SIW 43 (Lydia Rawlinson Lancaster, 1754): Oh! how he stood at the helm, steered my course, and bore up my head through the strong rolling waves, when mighty tossings were likely to overwhelm me, had not the rock of his presence attended and rebuked the winds and set bounds to the seas. [Mat 8:24-27]

(Mat 8:26a | Mar 4:40 | Luk 8:25a)

GF7:157 (1658): To all the elect, chosen and faithful [Rev 17:14] ..., who have not feared the waves of the sea, nor the winds [Mat 8:26]; who fear not the storms nor the weather; whose anchor holds, which is the hope, the mystery [Col 1:27], which anchors the soul [Heb 6:19] which is immortal, to the immortal God.

(Mat 8:27 | Mar 4:41 | Luk 8:25b)

GF5:[286,] 288 (1676): And let New England professors see ... whether or no they have not sometimes cast some poor people into the sea, on pretence of being witches.... Who with thy dark spirit imagines, that the witches can fetch or pluck the wind out of God's fist [Prov 30:4]. Oh! abominable! it is much if the Lord doth not let his wind fly at you, and raise a storm against you, who are erred from the faith [1 Tim 6:10] of the holy men of God [2 Pet 1:21]; for Christ commandeth the winds and they obey him. Luk 8:25.

HPS 268 (Joan Vokins, 1691): As we were sailing on the sea, it opened in my heart to visit Friends at Nevice; but the owner of the vessel being a hypocritical professor, caused my exercise to be the more; but the power of the Lord was manifest; and the winds and the sea obeyed [Mat 8:27], that we were carried to Nevice against his will....

WTG 174 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1749): he...conducted us safe through the tossing waves of a troubled sea and preserved us from showing any unbecoming diffidence of that power whom the wind and seas obey– [Mat 8:27]

(Mar 4:39)

WTG 269 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1753): I thought I was going out of life and cried to God in the bitterness of my soul and he graciously heard even from heaven, his holy habitation, and speak peace be still [Mar 4:39], may I never forget the mercy, there was calm in it and a holy submission to the dispensation of Almighty God, and renewed strength to trust should it please him that the fig should not blossom [quotes Hab 3:17f]....

SIW 172 (Ann Crowley, 18–): I have abundant cause thankfully to acknowledge the efficacy of that word of power [Heb 1:3], which calmed the raging waves of affliction, by the gracious language, "Peace be still!" [Mar 4:39]


§51 (Mat 8:28-34 | Mar 5:1-20 | Luk 8:26-39)

Mat 8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs [GBT: which came out of the graves], exceeding [G: very; B: and were very; T: and were out of measure] fierce, so that no man might pass [GBT: go] by that way.

Mat 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? [GBT: O Jesus...what have we...] art thou come hither to torment us before the time [T: +be come] ?      qtext

Mat 8:30 And there was a good way [G: afar] off from them an herd of many [GT: a great herd of] swine feeding.      qtext

Mat 8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away [G: omits; T: our way] into the herd of swine.

Mat 8:32 And he said unto them, Go [T: +your ways]. And when they were come out [G: So they went out; BT: Then went they out], they went [GBT: and departed] into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place [G: ran headlong; B: rushed headlong; T: was carried with violence headlong] into the sea, and perished [G: died] in the waters [GT: water] .

Mat 8:33 And they that kept them [GT: the herdmen] fled, and went their ways [G: when they were come] into the city, and told every thing [G: they told all things], and what was befallen to the [G: was become of them that were; B: was done of the; T: had fortuned unto the] possessed of the devils.

Mat 8:34 And, behold, the whole [GT: all the] city came out to meet [T: and met] Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would [GT: to] depart out of their coasts.      qtext

Mar 5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

Mar 5:2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately [GT: omit] there met him [G: +incontinently] out of the tombs [GT: out of the graves; B: from among the tombs] a man with [G: which had; BT: possessed of] an unclean spirit,

Mar 5:3 Who had his dwelling [GBT: abiding] among the tombs [GT: graves] ; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:      qtext

Mar 5:4 Because that he had been [GBT: when he was] often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken [GBT: he plucked the chains asunder, and brake the fetters] in pieces: neither could any man tame him.

Mar 5:5 And always, [GT: +both] night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying [GT: cried in the moutains, and in the graves], and cutting [G: struck; B: beating; T: beat] himself with stones.

Mar 5:6 But when he saw [BT: had spied] Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

Mar 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou [GT: the] Son of the most high [BT: highest] God? I adjure thee by [G: will that thou swear to me by; BT: require thee in the name of] God, that thou torment me not.

Mar 5:8 For he [T: +had] said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean [BT: foul] spirit.

Mar 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying [B: and said unto him], My name is Legion: for we are many.      qtext

Mar 5:10 And he besought him much [GBT: prayed him instantly] that he would not send them away out of the country.

Mar 5:11 Now there was there nigh unto [G: in] the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.      qtext

Mar 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

Mar 5:13 And forthwith [G: incontinently; BT: anon] Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place [G: ran headlong from the high bank; B: ran headlong; T: startled and ran headlong] into the sea, (they [G: and there] were about two thousand [GT: +swine];) and were choked [G: choked up; BT: drowned] in the sea.

Mar 5:14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went [GT: came] out to see what it was that was done [B: was done; T: had happened].

Mar 5:15 And they come [GBT: came] to Jesus, and see [GBT: saw] him that was possessed [G: had been possessed; BT: was vexed] with the devil [BT: fiend], and had the legion, sitting, and [GBT: sit, both] clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.      qtext

Mar 5:16 And they that saw it told them how it befell [G: what was done; B: hoew it came to pass; T: how it had happened] to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning [BT: of] the swine.

Mar 5:17 And they began to pray him to [GBT: that he would] depart out of [GT: from] their coasts.      qtext

Mar 5:18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with [T: omits] the devil prayed him that he might be with him.

Mar 5:19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith [GBT: would not suffer him, but said] unto him, Go [G: +thy way] home [T: +into thine own house and] to thy friends, and tell [GBT: shew] them how [GT: what] great things the Lord hath done for [GT: unto] thee, and hath [GBT: how he (G: +hath] had compassion on thee.

Mar 5:20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis [BT: the ten cities] how [GT: what] great things Jesus had done for [GT: unto] him: and all men did marvel.

Luk 8:26 And they arrived at the country [GBT: sailed unto the region] of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.

Luk 8:27 And when [GT: as] he went forth [GBT: out] to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils [T: a devil] long time, and ware no clothes [G: garment], neither abode in any house, but in the tombs [GBT: in the (B: in; T: among) graves].

Luk 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and [B: and had cried, he; T: he cried and] fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.

Luk 8:29 (For [T: Then] he had [GBT: omit] commanded the unclean [GBT: foul] spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had [GB: he had; T: he] caught him: and [G: therefore] he was kept bound with chains and in [G: kept in; BT: kept with] fetters; and [G: but] he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil [BT: fiend] into the wilderness [G: wildernesses; BT: wilderness].)

Luk 8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.      qtext

Luk 8:31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

Luk 8:32 And there was there [GT: +by] an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain [GBT: an hill]: and they [G: the devils] besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.      qtext

Luk 8:33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place [G: was carried with violence from a steep down place; B: ran headlong with violence; T: took their course and read headlong] into the lake, and were choked.

Luk 8:34 When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and [GB: when they were departed, they; T omits] told it in the city and in the country [BT: villages].

Luk 8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.      qtext

Luk 8:36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

Luk 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about [GBT: about (T: of) the Gadarenes] besought him to [GBT: that he would] depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went [BT: got him] up into the ship, and returned back again [G: omits].

Luk 8:38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,

Luk 8:39 Return [BT: Go home again] to thine own house, and shew how great things [GT: what great things; B: what things soever (2x) ] God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole [GBT: preached throughout all the] city how great things Jesus had done unto him.


(Mat 8:29) MFS 88; WPR 138

(Mat 8:30-32 | Mar 5:11-13 | Luk 8:32f) JN2: 210

(Mat 8:34 | Mar 5:17) IP1: 380

(Mark 5:3) JWJM 176; WTG 189 (EH)

(Mark 5:9 | Luk 8:30) JN2: 242

(Mark 5:15 | Luk 8:35) GF3: 79

(Luke 8:37) GF8: 255 [396]


(Mat 8:29)

WPR 138 (1677): The divine sense in the soul is begotten by the Lord. ‛Tis his Life and Spirit, his holy breath and power, that quickeneth the soul, and maketh it sensible of its own state, and of God's will; and that raiseth fervent desires in it to be eternally blessed. This is that which Satan rageth at; he feareth his Kingdom, he findeth that he is come that will cast him out of his possessions. He cryeth out, "Why art thou come to torment me before my time?" [Mat 8:28] He is the father of vain thoughts, he begetteth them in the mind, on purpose to draw the mind off from that sense....

(Mat 8:30-32 | Mar 5:11-13 | Luk 8:32f)

JN2:210 (1655): And the light is in the world where all are sinners, but none have the life but who receive it, and are led out of the world by it; to such sheep Christ is keeper, who follow him out of uncleanness, and for such he is become an undertaker, the strong man to bind and cast out [Mat 12:29], who believe he will do it for them; but the swine he keeps not, the shepherd they will not follow, there the devil must enter and hath power, and into the sea must they run headlong [Mat 8:30-32 | Mar 5:11-13 | Luk 8:32f].

(Mat 8:34 | Mar 5:17)

IP1:380 (1660): He did not hold forth to them whatever he knew to be the truth, requiring them to believe it; but was content with them in their state, and waited till their capacities were enlarged, being still satisfied with the honesty and integrity of their hearts in their present state of weakness. Nor did he strive to reign over the world, or call for fire from heaven, when they would not receive him [Luk 9:54f], or express indignation when they desired him to depart out of their coasts [Mat 8:34 | Mar 5:17], or pray for twelve legions of angels when they came to betray him [Mat 26:53], and most unrighteously sought his life; but the life he had received of his Father he gave up as a ransom for his disciples, yea, and for his enemies [Mat 20:28].

(Mar 5:3)

JWJM 176 (1772): If one through the love of gain go forth into business wherein they dwell amongst the tombs [Mark 5:3], and touch the bodies of those who are dead, if these through the infinite love of God feel the power of the cross to crucify them to the world [Gal 6:14], and therein learn humbly to follow the divine leader, here is the judgment of this world–here the prince of this world is cast out [John 12:31].

(Mar 5:9 | Luk 8:30)

JN2:241f (1655): Thou asks if that religion be of God which for the outward part consists in little else but "thou" and "thee".... Be ashamed of thy doctrine, who art come forth into the world to plead ... against the true language of the nation, brought forth only to honor the devil's pride, who is so exalted in men that he would have a better language than God, ... for God is one [Deut 6:4] in all his, but the devil is legions [Mar 5:9 | Luk 8:30]....

(Mar 5:15 | Luk 8:35)

GF3:79 (1659): Again he saith, "Christ's kingdom is a hospital, and hath no subjects in it but diseased ones".... The diseased, or such as come unto Christ to be healed, he heals them of whatever infirmity soever it be, and cures them, and clothes them in the right miknd [Mar 5:15 | Luk 8:35]. Therefore thou art corrected, and worthy of correction; and all the diseased ones are in your kingdom, ye physicians of no value [Job 13:4].


§52-53 ( § 31 + Mat 9:18-34 | Mar 5:21-43 | Luk 8:40-56)

Mat 9:18 While he spake these things [GT: thus spake]unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead [GT: deceased]: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.      qtext

Mat 9:19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did [GT: with] his disciples.

Mat 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment [BT: vesture]:      qtext

Mat 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch [G: +but; BT: +but even] his garment [BT vesture; GBT: +only], I shall be whole [BT: safe].

Mat 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said [G: seeing her, did say; T: beheld her saying], Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole [BT: safe] . And the woman was made whole from that hour [G: at that same moment; BT: from (T: even) that same hour].

Mat 9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people [G: multitude] making a noise [G: making noise; T: raging],      qtext

Mat 9:24 He said unto them, Give place [GT: Get you hence]: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

Mat 9:25 But when [G: And when; T: As soon as] the people [G: multitude] were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

Mat 9:26 And the fame hereof went [G: this bruit went; B: the fame of this went; T: this was noised] abroad into [GT: throughout] all that land.

Mat 9:27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou [G: O; BT: O thou] Son of David, have mercy on us.

Mat 9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men [GBT: omit] came to him: and Jesus saith [GT: said] unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

Mat 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.      qtext

Mat 9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them [G: gave them great charge; T: charged them], saying, See that no man know [BT: +of] it.

Mat 9:31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame [BT: name] in [GT: throughout] all that country [GBT: land] .

Mat 9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.

Mat 9:33 And when [T: as soon as] the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes [G: multitude; T: people] marvelled, saying, It was never so [G: The like was never] seen in Israel.

Mat 9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils [T: by the power of the chief devil].      qtext

Mar 5:21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto [G: a great multitude gathered together to] him: and he was nigh [G: near] unto the sea.

Mar 5:22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell [GBT: +down] at his feet,

Mar 5:23 And besought him greatly [G: instantly], saying, My little [B: young; T omits] daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, [G: pray thee that thou wouldst; T: would thou wouldst] come and lay thy hands [BT: hand] on her, that she may [T: might]be healed [BT: safe]; and she shall [GBT: omit] live.

Mar 5:24 And Jesus [GBT: he] went with him; and much people [G: a great multitude] followed him, and thronged him.

Mar 5:25 And [GBT: +there was] a certain woman, which had [GBT: was (B: had been) diseased with (BT: of)] an issue of blood twelve years,      qtext

Mar 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered [G: it availed her nothing; BT: felt none amendmant at all], but rather grew [G: she became much; B: rather grew; T: waxed worse and] worse,

Mar 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, [GBT: +she] came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

Mar 5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

Mar 5:29 And straightway the fountain of her [G: the course of her; T: her fountain of] blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

Mar 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing [G: immediately when Jesus did know; T: Jesus immediately felt] in himself that virtue had gone out of [GT: the virtue that went out of; B: that virtue proceeded from] him, [G: +he; T: +and] turned him [GT: +round] about in the press, and said, Who [G: +hath] touched my clothes?

Mar 5:31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest [T: seest thou] the multitude thronging [G: multitude throng; BT: people thrust] thee, and sayest thou [B: asketh thou; T: yet asketh], Who touched me?

Mar 5:32 And he looked round about [BT: +for] to see her that had done this thing [G: that; T: that thing] .

Mar 5:33 But [G: And; T omits] the woman fearing and trembling, knowing [GT: feared and trembled: for she knew] what was done in [BT: within] her, [GT: +and she] came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth [G: the whole truth; T: the truth of everything].

Mar 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole [B: saved thee]; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Mar 5:35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest [GBT: diseasest] thou the Master any further?      qtext

Mar 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was [GT: that word] spoken, he saith [GBT: said] unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

Mar 5:37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save [T: more than] Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

Mar 5:38 And he cometh [GBT: came] to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth [GBT: saw] the tumult [T: wondering], and them that wept and wailed greatly.

Mar 5:39 And when he was come in, he saith [GBT: he (BT omit) went in and said] unto them, Why make ye this ado [G: trouble], and weep? the damsel [G: child; T: maid] is not dead, but sleepeth.

Mar 5:40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had [G: But he; T: Then he] put them all out, he taketh [GT: and took; B: and taketh] the father and the mother of the damsel [G: child; T: maiden (2x)], and them that were with him, and entereth [GT: entered] in where the damsel was lying [GBT: lay] .

Mar 5:41 And he took [GT: took; B: taketh] the damsel [G: child; T: maiden] by the hand, and said [B: saith] unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted [GT: by interpretation; B: if one do interpret it], Damsel [G: Maiden; T: Maid], I say unto thee, arise.

Mar 5:42 And straightway the damsel [GT: maiden] arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment [GBT: at it (GB omit) out of measure].

Mar 5:43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat [GBT: to give her meat].

Luk 8:40 And it came to pass [T: fortuned], that, when Jesus was returned [GBT: come again], the people gladly [GBT: omit] received him: for they were all waiting [GBT: all waited] for him.

Luk 8:41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought [B: praying] him that he would come into his house:

Luk 8:42 For he had one only daughter [GBT: but a (B: one) daughter only], about [BT: upon a] twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.

Luk 8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years [G: +long], which had spent all her living [GBT: substance] upon physicians, neither could [G: and could not] be healed [BT: holpen] of any,      qtext

Luk 8:44 [G: +When she] Came behind him, and [G: she] touched the border [GBT: hem] of his garment [B: raiment]: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

Luk 8:45 And Jesus said, Who [G: is it that hath; BT: is it that] touched me? When all [GBT: every man] denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng [GBT: thrust] thee and press [G: tread on; BT: vex] thee, and sayest thou, Who [G: +hath] touched me?

Luk 8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody [G: Some one] hath [T: omits] touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

Luk 8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling [GBT: fell] down before him [BT: at his feet], she declared unto [GBT: and told] him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

Luk 8:48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole [GB: saved thee]; go in peace.

Luk 8:49 While he yet spake, there cometh [GBT: came] one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying [GBT: which said] to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble [GBT: disease] not the Master.      qtext

Luk 8:50 But when Jesus heard it [B: that word; T: that], he answered him [T: the father], saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole [G: saved].

Luk 8:51 And when he came into [G: went into; BT: came to] the house, he suffered no man to go in [GBT: +with him], save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden [G: maid].

Luk 8:52 And all [BT: Every body] wept, and bewailed [GBT: sorrowed for] her: but he said, Weep not; she [GT: for she; B: the damsel] is not dead, but sleepeth.

Luk 8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing [T: for they knew] that she was dead.

Luk 8:54 And he put [GBT: thrust] them all out, and took [T: caught] her by the hand, and called [GBT: cried], saying, Maid, arise.

Luk 8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.

Luk 8:56 And her parents [the father and mother of her] were astonished: but he charged [G: commanded; BT: warned] them that they should tell no man what was done.


[Mat 9:18, 23-25 see Mar 5:35-42]

[Mat 9:20-22 see Mark 5:25-34]

[Mat 9:22 see Mark 5:34]

[Mat 9:25 see Mark 5:40f]

(Mat 9:29) JN2: 174; IP3: 447

(Mat 9:34) GF4: 335; GF6: 255; GF8: 8 [265]; IP1: 204 [cf Mat 12:24]

(Mar 5:25-34 | Luk 8:43-48 | Mat 9:20-22) GF8: 106 [320]; MFU 314; JN3: 699n; HPS 436 (EB); WPR 156, 575, WPT 357

(Mar 5:34 | Luk 8:48 | Mat 9:22) GF6: 17; GF8: 133 [342]; GFEJ 334, 353; IP3: 145

(Mar 5:35-42 | Luk 8:49-55 | Mat 9:18,23-25) WPR 575, WPT 130, 358

(Luk 8:43-48 see Mar 5:25-34]

[Luk 8:48 see Mar 5:34]

[Luk 8:49-55 see Mar 5:35-42]

[Luk 8:54 see Mark 5:40f]


(Mat 9:29)

JN2:174 (1655): ...the devil whose work you are doing knows full well that if he can but have people to believe they cannot be free, he knows they are safe with him forever coming at it: no faith, no obtaining, according to every man's faith shall it be unto them [Mat 9:29]....

(Mat 9:34)

GF6:255 (1684): And is not this holy ghost reproving the world [John 16:8] for their judgment, which is not from the holy ghost, but from the unclean ghost, and by the judgment of that unclean ghost it is said, that the prophets were fools, and spiritual men were mad [Hos 9:7]? And that John had a devil [Mat 11:18], and that Christ by the prince of devils, did cast out devils [Mat 9:34], and that Christ was a deceiver, and a blasphemer, and that the apostles were deceivers, and that Paul was a babbler [Acts 17:18] and a pestilent fellow [Acts 24:5].

(Mar 5:25-34 | Luk 8:43-48 | Mat 9:20-22)

[Other texts citing Mar 5:25-34: MFU 314 (Mat 6:14), WPR 575, WPT 357 (under Mat 8:13)]

HPS 536 (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): And we find the woman, that was twelve years diseased ...[etc]. And Christ did not reprove her for speaking to him, but he said unto her, "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole, go in peace." [Mar 5:25-34]

(Mar 5:34 | Luk 8:48 | Mat 9:22)

[Other texts citing Mar 5:34: IP3: 145 (John 11:40)]

( Mar 5:35-42 | Luk 8:49-55 | Mat 9:18, 23-25)

[Other texts citing Mar 5:35-42:WPR 575, WPT 357 (under Mat 8:13)]


Synoptic Gospels keyed to Henry Burton Sharman, Records of the Life of Jesus
(§§S43-46, 49-53 (Mat 12:22-50, 8:18-34, 9:18-34 | Mar 3:22-34, 4:35-5:23 | Luk 8:1-3, 19-56, 11:14-32, 10:20, 6:43-45)

§ 43 (Luk 8:1-3)     index     qtext

§ 45A-G (§ 34 + Mat 12:22-29 | Mar 3:22-27 | Luk 11:14-22 §86A-G )     index     qtext

§ 45H-K (§ 34 + Mat 12:30-32 | Mar 3:28-30 | Luk 11:23 §86H, 12:10 §91H )     index     qtext

§ 45L-P (Mat 12:33-37 | Luk 6:43-45 §38O-R)     index     qtext

§ 45Q-X (Mat 12:38-45 | Luk 11:24-32 §86I-88)     index     qtext

§ 46 (Mat 12:46-50 | Mar 3:31-35 | §49 Luk 8:19-21)     index     qtext

[§ 47-48 (Mat 13: 1-53 | Mar 4:1-34 | Luk 8:4-18, 13:18-21) see under Mat 13]

§50 (§ 25 + Mat 8:18-27 | Mar 4:35-41 | Luk 8:22-25)     index     qtext

§51 (Mat 8:28-34 | Mar 5:1-20 | Luk 8:26-39)     index     qtext

§52-53 ( § 31 + Mat 9:18-34 | Mar 5:21-43 | Luk 8:40-56)     index     qtext

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