M A T T H E W.
In this chapter, we have our Lord Jesus, as the
great Prophet teaching, as the great Physician healing, and as the
great Shepherd of the sheep feeding; as the Father of spirits
instructing them; as the Conqueror of Satan dispossessing him; and
as concerned for the bodies of his people, providing for them. Here
is, I. Christ's discourse with the scribes and Pharisees about
human traditions and injunctions, ver. 1-9. II. His discourse with the
multitude, and with his disciples, concerning the things that
defile a man, ver.
10-20. III. His casting of the devil out of the woman of
Canaan's daughter, ver.
21-28. IV. His healing of all that were brought to him,
ver. 29-31. V. His
feeding of four thousand men, with seven loaves and a few little
fishes, ver. 32-39.