8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
8:23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
leaven See note 4, (See Scofield "Matthew 13:33")
Herod See margin ref., (See Scofield "Matthew 14:1")
8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
And he took
Our Lord's action here is most significant, Having abandoned Bethsaida to judgment Matthew 11:12-24 . He would neither heal in that village, nor permit further testimony to be borne there Mark 8:26 . The probation of Bethsaida as a community was ended, but He would still show mercy to individuals. Cf Revelation 3:20 .
Christ is outside the door of that church, but "If any man hear My voice," etc.
8:33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
Son of man
8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
i.e. thou art thinking man's thoughts, not the thoughts of God. Contra, Matthew 16:17
sinful Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23")
angels (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")