And Jesus answering said to them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
That the sick need a physician is an assertion which appeals to the dictates of common sense.
1. The ministrations of the art of healing are a beautiful imitation of those of Divine providence. Both are designed to restore what was lost, and to repair what is disordered.
2. How striking is the contrast between the art of medicine and the art of war.
3. The erection of hospitals and infirmaries for the poor is one of the distinguishing ornaments and fruits of Christianity, unknown to the wisdom and humanity of pagan times.
(R. Hall, A. M.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.