L U K E.
Most of this chapter is a repetition of divers
passages of Christ's preaching and miracles which we had before in
Matthew and Mark; they are all of such weight, that they are worth
repeating, and therefore they are repeated, that out of the mouth
not only of two, but of three, witnesses every word may be
established. Here is, I. A general account of Christ's preaching,
and how he had subsistence for himself and his numerous family by
the charitable contributions of good people, ver. 1-3. II. The parable of the sower, and
the four sorts of ground, with the exposition of it, and some
inferences from it, ver.
4-18. III. The preference which Christ gave to his
obedient disciples before his nearest relations according to the
flesh, ver. 19-21. IV.
His stilling a storm at sea, with a word's speaking, ver. 22-25. V. His casting a legion
of devils out of a man that was possessed by them, ver. 26-40. VI. His healing the
woman that had the bloody issue, and raising Jairus's daughter to
life, ver. 41-56.