And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech you, look on my son: for he is my only child.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)A man of the company.—Better, a man from among the multitude.
Master.—Here St. Luke uses the more common word, which means “teacher.”
He is mine only child.—Note, as in the history of the widow of Nain (Luke 5:12), the tender sympathy shown in St. Luke’s narrative. He is the only Evangelist who calls attention to the fact.Matthew 17:14-21 notes, and Mark 9:14-29 notes.
(See on Mr 9:14-32.)See Poole on "Luke 9:37"
cried out; with great vehemence and earnestness:
saying, Master; doctor, or "Rabbi":
I beseech thee: most humbly, for he was now on his knees:
look upon my son: with pity and compassion, and help him:
for he is mine only child; wherefore he was dear unto him, and he was greatly concerned for him, and earnestly desirous of his being restored to health; and this he mentions, to move the compassion of Christ.And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Luke 9:38. ἐπιβλέψαι, to look with pity, as in Luke 1:48.—μονογενής, only son, as in Luke 7:12, Luke 8:42. to bring out the benevolence of the miracle.38. of the company] Rather, from the crowd.
Master] Rather, Teacher or Rahbi.
he is mine only child] See on Luke 8:42.Verse 38. - A man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child. The tender sympathy of St. Luke is shown in this little detail. He is the only evangelist who mentions that the poor tormented boy was an only child.
Look upon (ἐπίβλεψαι)
Only here and James 2:3. To look with pitying regard; and by medical writers of examining the condition of a patient.
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