Welcomed (apedexato). Peculiar to Luke. To receive with pleasure, from apodecomai, a common verb. For they were all waiting for him (hsan gar pante prosdokwnte auton). Periphrastic imperfect active of prosdoka, an old verb for eager expectancy, a vivid picture of the attitude of the people towards Jesus. Driven from Decapolis, he is welcomed in Capernaum.