M A T T H E W.
None of Christ's miracles are recorded in this
chapter, but four of his discourses. Here is, I. A conference with
the Pharisees, who challenged him to show them a sign from heaven,
ver. 1-4. II. Another with
his disciples about the leaven of the Pharisees, ver. 5-12. III. Another with them
concerning himself, as the Christ, and concerning his church built
upon him, ver. 13-20.
IV. Another concerning his sufferings for them, and theirs for him,
ver. 21-28. And all
these are written for our learning.