Mark 1:29
And immediately, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
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(29) And forthwith.—Again we have St. Mark’s characteristic word, as in the “immediately” of Mark 1:28, and in the “anon” of Mark 1:30. (See Notes on Matthew 8:14-15.)

Mark 1:29-34. They entered into the house of Simon — That is, of Peter. See the notes on Matthew 8:14-17. And all the city was gathered together at the door — Namely, of the house in which Jesus was; some coming as humble petitioners for themselves or their friends, others as spectators of the surprising miracles which he wrought, and some probably to hear and be instructed by his discourses. O what a fair prospect was here! Who could then have imagined that all these blossoms would die away without fruit? And he healed many — Luke says, Luke 4:40, He laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. The sight of so many of the humankind in distress, moved him; and he took pity on them, and cured them all. And he suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him — Luke, knew that he was the Christ — That is, according to the hypothesis of those who consider the Scriptural demoniacs as being only diseased persons, he suffered not the diseases to speak, because they knew him! The fact seems to have been this, the demons, in addressing Jesus, honoured him with the title of the Messiah. This, his enemies said, they never would have done, had he not been in compact with them. Therefore, our Lord would not have their testimony, because it was a real and intended defamation of him; and because he foresaw that it would be made a bad use of by men of evil minds.1:29-39 Wherever Christ comes, he comes to do good. He cures, that we may minister to him, and to others who are his, and for his sake. Those kept from public ordinances by sickness or other real hinderances, may expect the Saviour's gracious presence; he will soothe their sorrows, and abate their pains. Observe how numerous the patients were. When others speed well with Christ, it should quicken us in seeking after him. Christ departed into a solitary place. Though he was in no danger of distraction, or of temptation to vain-glory, yet he retired. Those who have the most business in public, and of the best kind, must yet sometimes be alone with God.See the notes at Matthew 8:14-15. 29. And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue—so also in Lu 4:38.

they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John—The mention of these four—which is peculiar to Mark—is the first of those traces of Peter's hand in this Gospel, of which we shall find many more. The house being his, and the illness and cure so nearly affecting himself, it is interesting to observe this minute specification of the number and names of the witnesses; interesting also as the first occasion on which the sacred triumvirate of Peter and James and John are selected from among the rest, to be a threefold cord of testimony to certain events in their Lord's life (see on [1403]Mr 5:37)—Andrew being present on this occasion, as the occurrence took place in his own house.

Ver. 29-31. See Poole on "Matthew 8:14". See Poole on "Matthew 8:15", where we met with this history. Our Saviour sometimes showed his power in diseases not accounted incurable. The miracle appeared,

1. In the cure of her without the use of any means.

2. In the instantaneousness of the act; she did not recover gradually, but in a moment, and to such a degree as she could minister unto them, suppose at dinner or supper, &c. And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue,.... Christ having wrought this miracle, and finished his sermon, and the whole synagogue service being over, when it was usual for every one to repair to their own houses, or their friends, for refreshment; he, and they that were with him, departed from it, and directly, being not far from it,

they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew; who being brethren, dwelt together in a house at Capernaum, where it seems they were now inhabitants, though their native place was Bethsaida, John 1:44,

with James and John; whom they took along with them, being fellow disciples of Christ.

{11} And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

(11) By healing different diseases he shows that he has brought true life into the world.

Mark 1:29 ff. See on Matthew 8:14 f.

ἐξελθόντες] Jesus, Peter and Andrew. James and John are thereupon specially named as accompanying.

The short narrative is condensed, animated, graphic,[58] not subjected to elaboration, against which view the mention of Andrew, whom Matthew and Luke omit as a secondary person, cannot well be urged. Comp. Weiss, p. 654.

[58] In this point of view the sickness is denoted by the words κατέκειτο πυρέσσ. as severe enough not to allow the event to be treated as a simple soothing of the over-excited nervous system (Schenkel). Mere psychological soothings of this kind would simply stand in utter disproportion to the sensation produced by Jesus as a worker of miracles.

Mark 1:29-39. In connection and narrative, Luke 4:38-44 is parallel. But compare also Matthew 8:14-17, which proceeds by way of abridgment.Mark 1:29-31. Cure of Peter’s mother-in-law (Matthew 8:14-15; Luke 4:38-39).—ἐξελθόντες ἦλθον: even if the reading of [2] (participle and verb singular) be the true one, as it probably is just because the more difficult, the implied fact is that Jesus left the synagogue accompanied by His disciples, probably all four, Simon and Andrew as well as James and John. Jesus came from the synagogue to the house of Simon and Andrew, with them, and with James and John.

[2] Codex Vaticanus (sæc. iv.), published in photographic facsimile in 1889 under the care of the Abbate Cozza-Luzi.29–34. The Cure of Peter’s Wife’s Mother and Others

29. they] i. e. the Lord and the four disciples, whom He had already called. It was a Sabbath day, and He probably went to the Apostle’s house to eat bread. Comp. Luke 14:1.Mark 1:29. Εὐθέως, forthwith) Jesus avoided the din of a crowd.—ἦλθον, they came) Jesus, and Simon, and Andrew.—μετὰ, with) Already, after having left one home, James and John had several homes [viz., those of their fellow-disciples].Verse 29. - They came; a better reading is, he came (ἤλθεν). St. Matthew and St. Luke speak of this house as the house of Simon Peter only; but St. Mark, writing probably under St. Peter's direction, includes Andrew as a joint owner with Simon Peter.
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