Mark 1:29-39

Jesus heals Simon’s mother-in-law

29 After leaving the synagogue, Jesus, James, and John went home with Simon and Andrew.
30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed, sick with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once.
31 He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them.

Jesus’ ministry spreads

32 That evening, at sunset, people brought to Jesus those who were sick or demon-possessed.
33 The whole town gathered near the door.
34 He healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases, and he threw out many demons. But he didn't let the demons speak, because they recognized him.
35 Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer.
36 Simon and those with him tracked him down.
37 When they found him, they told him, "Everyone's looking for you!"
38 He replied, " Let's head in the other direction, to the nearby villages, so that I can preach there too. That's why I've come."
39 He traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and throwing out demons.

Mark 1:29-39 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO MARK

This is the title of the book, the subject of which is the Gospel; a joyful account of the ministry, miracles, actions, and sufferings of Christ: the writer of it was not one of the twelve apostles, but an evangelist; the same with John Mark, or John, whose surname was Mark: John was his Hebrew name, and Mark his Gentile name, Ac 12:12,25, and was Barnabas's sister's son, Col 4:10, his mother's name was Mary, Ac 12:12. The Apostle Peter calls him his son, 1Pe 5:13, if he is the same; and he is thought to have wrote his Gospel from him {a}, and by his order, and which was afterwards examined and approved by him {b} it is said to have been wrote originally in Latin, or in the Roman tongue: so say the Arabic and Persic versions at the beginning of it, and the Syriac version says the same at the end: but of this there is no evidence, any more, nor so much, as of Matthew's writing his Gospel in Hebrew. The old Latin copy of this, is a version from the Greek; it is most likely that it was originally written in Greek, as the rest of the New Testament.

{a} Papias apud Euseb. Hist. l. 3. c. 39. Tertull. adv. Marcion. l. 4. c. 5. {b} Hieron. Catalog. Script. Eccles. p. 91. sect. 18.

Mark 1:29-39 In-Context

27 Everyone was shaken and questioned among themselves, "What's this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands unclean spirits and they obey him!"
28 Right away the news about him spread throughout the entire region of Galilee.
29 After leaving the synagogue, Jesus, James, and John went home with Simon and Andrew.
30 Simon's mother-in-law was in bed, sick with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once.
31 He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them.
32 That evening, at sunset, people brought to Jesus those who were sick or demon-possessed.
33 The whole town gathered near the door.
34 He healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases, and he threw out many demons. But he didn't let the demons speak, because they recognized him.
35 Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer.
36 Simon and those with him tracked him down.
37 When they found him, they told him, "Everyone's looking for you!"
38 He replied, "Let's head in the other direction, to the nearby villages, so that I can preach there too. That's why I've come."
39 He traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and throwing out demons.
40 A man with a skin disease approached Jesus, fell to his knees, and begged, "If you want, you can make me clean."
41 Incensed, Jesus reached out his hand, touched him, and said, "I do want to. Be clean."