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Verses of Luke 8

43

Luke 8:43 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

As our Saviour was on his way to Jairus's house, a diseased woman comes behind him, touches his clothes, and is presently healed. The virtue lay not in her finger, but in her faith; or rather in Christ, which her faith instrumentally drew forth.

Observe, 1. The diseased woman, one with a bloody flux: let women here take notice of the miseries which the sin of the first woman brought upon all women; amongst, which this is one, that it has made their bodies subject to preternatural issues and fluxes of blood.

Observe, 2. The long continuance of this disease, twelve years; it pleases God to lay long and tedious afflictions upon some of his children in this life, and particularly to keep some of them a very long time under bodily weakness, to manifest his power in supporting them, and to magnify his mercy in delivering them.

Observe, 3. This poor woman was found in the use of means: she sought to physicians for help, and is not blamed for so doing, although she spent all she had upon them.

The use and help of physicians is by no means to be neglected by us in times of sickness, especially in dangerous diseases of the body: to trust to means is to neglect God; and to neglect the means is to contemn God. The health of our body ought to be dear unto us, and all lawful means used both to preserve it, to recover it, and to confirm, it.

Observe, 4. The actings of this poor woman's faith: her disease was unclean by the ceremonial law, and she is to be separated from society: accordingly she is ashamed to appear before Christ, but comes behind him to touch his clothes; being firmly persuaded that Christ had a power communicated to him miraculously to cure incurable diseases; and how our Saviour encouraged her faith, he said, Thy faith hath made thee whole.

Learn hence, that faith often times meets with a better welcome from Christ, than it did or could expect; this poor women came to Christ trembling, but went away triumphing.

Observe, 5. Christ would have this miracle discovered; he therefore says, Who touched me? For I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. Christ says this, first, in reference to himself, to manifest his divine power, that by the touch of his clothes he could cure such an incurable disease.

Secondly, in elation to the woman, that she might have opportunity to give God the praise and glory for the cure.

And, thirdly, with respect to Jairus, that his faith might be strengthened in belief of Christ's power to raise his daughter.

Verses of Luke 8

43

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Luke 8:43 - The Greek Testament

Luke 8:43 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 8:43 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 8:43 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 8:43 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 8:43 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 8:43 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 8:43 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 8:43 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 8:43 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 8:43 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 8:43 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 8:43 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 8:43 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 8:43 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 8:43 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 8:43 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 8:43 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 8:43 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 8:43 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 8:43 - The Bible of the Expositor and the Evangelist by Riley

Luke 8:43 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 8:43 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 8:43 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 8:43 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 8:43 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 8:43 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament