L U K E.
In this chapter we have Christ's exposition of the
moral law, which he came not to destroy, but to fulfil, and to fill
up, by his gospel. I. Here is a proof of the lawfulness of works of
necessity and mercy on the sabbath day, the former in vindication
of his disciples' plucking the ears of corn, the latter in
vindication of himself healing the withered hand on that day,
ver. 1-11. II. His
retirement for secret prayer, ver.
12. III. His calling his twelve apostles, ver. 13-16. IV. His curing the
multitudes of those under various diseases who made their
application to him, ver.
17-19. V. The sermon that he preached to his disciples
and the multitude, instructing them in their duty both to God and
man, ver. 20-49.