Luke 5

The Book of Luke
Chapter 5
5:1 Matthew 4:18 ; Mr 1:16.
5:6Their net brake - Began to tear.
5:8Depart from me, for I am a sinful man - And therefore not worthy to be in thy presence.
5:11They forsook all and followed him - They had followed him before, 1:43 , but not so as to forsake all. Till now, they wrought at their ordinary calling.
5:12 Matthew 8:2 ; Mr 1:40.
5:14 Leviticus 14:2 .
5:16He withdrew - The expression in the original implies, that he did so frequently.
5:17Sitting by - As being more honourable than the bulk of the congregation, who stood. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them - To heal the sickness of their souls, as well as all bodily diseases.
5:18 Matthew 9:2 ; Mr 2:3.
5:19Not being able to bring him in through the multitude, they went round about by a back passage, and going up the stairs on the outside, they came upon the flat - roofed house, and let him down through the trap door, such as was on the top of most of the Jewish houses: doubtless, with such circumspection as the circumstances plainly required.
5:26We have seen strange things to. day - Sins forgiven, miracles wrought.
5:27 Matthew 9:9 ; Mr 2:14.
5:28Leaving all - His business and gain.
5:29And Levi made him a great entertainment - It was necessarily great, because of the great number of guests.
5:33Make prayers - Long and solemn. Matthew 9:14 ; Mr 2:18.
5:34Can ye make - That is, is it proper to make men fast and mourn, during a festival solemnity?
5:36He spake also a parable - Taken from clothes and wine; therefore peculiarly proper at a feast.
5:39And no man having drunk old wine - And beside, men are not wont to be immediately freed from old prejudices.