L U K E.
In this chapter we have, I. The commission Christ
gave to his twelve apostles to go out for some time to preach the
gospel, and confirm it by miracles, ver. 1-6. II. Herod's terror at the growing
greatness of our Lord Jesus, ver.
7-9. III. The apostles' return to Christ, his retirement
with them into a place of solitude, the great resort of people to
them notwithstanding, and his feeding five thousand men with five
loaves and two fishes, ver.
10-17. IV. His discourse with his disciples concerning
himself and his own sufferings for them, and their for him,
ver. 18-27. V. Christ's
28-36. VI. The cure of a lunatic child, ver. 37-42. VII. The repeated
notice Christ gave his disciples of his approaching sufferings,
ver. 43-45. VIII. His
check to the ambition of his disciples (ver. 46-48), and to their monopolizing the
power over devils to themselves, ver. 49, 50. IX. The rebuke he gave them
for an over-due resentment of an affront given him by a village of
the Samaritans, ver.
51-56. X. The answers he gave to several that were
inclined to follow him, but not considerately, or not zealously and
heartily, so inclined, ver.