Mark 1:21
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They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.

King James Bible
And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

Darby Bible Translation
And they go into Capernaum. And straightway on the sabbath he entered into the synagogue and taught.

World English Bible
They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught.

Young's Literal Translation
And they go on to Capernaum, and immediately, on the sabbaths, having gone into the synagogue, he was teaching,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Capernaum - See Matthew 4:13.

He entered into the synagogue - Their synagogues - εν ταις συναγωγαις αυτων, according to the Syriac, which has the word in the plural.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they went.

Mark 2:1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

Matthew 4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelled in Capernaum, which is on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

Luke 4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

Luke 10:15 And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down to hell.

Capernaum. Capernaum was a city of Galilee, (Lu.

Mark 4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

,) situated on the confines of Zebulun, and Naphtali, (Mat.

Mark 4:13 And he said to them, Know you not this parable? and how then will you know all parables?

,) on the western border of the lake of Tiberias, (Joh.

6:59,) and in the land of Gennesaret, (ch.

Mark 6:53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.

; Mat

Mark 14:34 And said to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful to death: tarry you here, and watch.

,) where Josephus places a spring of excellent water called Capernaum. Dr. Lightfoot places it between Tiberias and Tarichea, about two miles from the former; and Dr. Richardson, in passing through the plain of Gennesaret, was told by the natives that the ruins of Capernaum were quite near. The Arab station and ruins mentioned by Mr. Buckingham, said to have been formerly called Capharnaoom, situated on the edge of the lake from nine to twelve miles N.N.E. of Tiberias, bearing the name of Talhewn, or as Burckhardt writes it, Tel Houm, appear too far north for its site.

he entered.

Mark 1:39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

Mark 6:2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying...

Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom...

Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day...

Luke 13:10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

Acts 13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.


Acts 17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in to them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

What 'the Gospel' Is
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.--Mark i. 1 My purpose now is to point out some of the various connections in which the New Testament uses that familiar phrase, 'the gospel,' and briefly to gather some of the important thoughts which these suggest. Possibly the process may help to restore freshness to a word so well worn that it slips over our tongues almost unnoticed and excites little thought. The history of the word in the New Testament books is worth notice. It seldom occurs in those
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Mighty in Word and Deed
'And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the Sabbath day He entered into the synagogue, and taught. 22. And they were astonished at His doctrine: for He taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. 23. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24. Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? art Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee who Thou art, the Holy One of God. 25. And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Answer to Mr. W's First Objection.
I WILL first consider all Mr. W's objections to these literal stories. Mr. W. says in his preamble, before he comes to propose his objections in form: That these three miracles are not equally great, but differ in degree, is visible enough to every one that but cursorily reads, and compares their stories one with another.--The greatest of the three, and indeed the greatest miracle, that Jesus is supposed to have wrought, is that of Lazarus's resurrection; which, in truth, was a most prodigious miracle,
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

The Fellowship of Prayer
THE FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." -- Phil. 4:6 This timely exhortation stresses the fact that God's people should consult with Him in every matter pertaining to life. Unless they see the imperative necessity of prayer, and give it an important place in daily life, they cannot expect to be maintained by the ample resources of a generous Saviour. It is apparent that we cannot obtain
T. M. Anderson—Prayer Availeth Much

Cross References
Matthew 4:13
Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali--

Matthew 4:23
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

Mark 1:20
Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

Mark 1:29
As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.

Mark 1:33
The whole town gathered at the door,

Mark 1:39
So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Mark 3:1
Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.

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