L U K E.
We left Christ newly baptized, and owned by a
voice from heaven and the descent of the Holy Ghost upon him. Now,
in this chapter, we have, I. A further preparation of him for his
public ministry by his being tempted in the wilderness, of which we
had the same account before in Matthew as we have here, ver. 1-13. II. His entrance upon his
public work in Galilee (ver. 14,
15), particularly, 1. At Nazareth, the city where he had
been bred up (ver.
16-30), which we had no account of before in Matthew. 2.
At Capernaum, where, having preached to admiration (ver. 31-32), he cast the devil out
of a man that was possessed (ver.
33-37), cured Peter's mother-in-law of a fever
(ver. 38, 39), and many
others that were sick and possessed (ver. 40, 41), and then went and did the
same in other cities of Galilee, ver. 42-44.