and a certain scribe having come, said to him, 'Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go;'
Matthew 8:19 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A certain scribe - Though ἑις γραμματευς, One scribe, may be considered as a Hebraism, yet it is probable that the literal construction of it was intended, to show that few of this class came to the Lord Jesus for instruction or salvation.
Master - Rather, teacher, διδασκαλε from διδασκω, I teach, which itself seems to be derived from δεικω, I show, and means the person who shows or points out a particular way or science.
I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest - A man who is not illuminated by the Spirit of God thinks himself capable of any thing: he alone who is divinely taught knows he can do nothing but through Christ strengthening him. Every teacher among the Jews had disciples, and some especially that followed or accompanied them wherever they went, that they might have some person at hand with whom they might converse concerning the Divine law.
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Ezra 7:6 This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given...
Mark 12:32-34 And the scribe said to him, Well, Master, you have said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he...
Luke 9:57,58 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said to him, Lord, I will follow you wherever you go...
1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
Luke 14:25-27,33 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said to them...
Luke 22:33,34 And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and to death...
John 13:36-38 Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where go you? Jesus answered him, Where I go, you can not follow me now...
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