Wesley's Explanatory Notes
Mary Magdalene - Or Mary of Magdala, a town in Galilee: probably the person mentioned in the last chapter.
Matthew 13:1 ; Mark 4:1 .
Who - keep it - Not like the highway side: And bring forth fruit - Not like the thorny ground: With perseverance - Not like the stony.
No man having lighted a candle - As if ho had said, And let your good fruit appear openly. Matthew 5:15 ; Mark 4:21 ; Luke 11:33 .
For nothing is hid - Strive not to conceal it at all; for you can conceal nothing long. Matthew 10:26 ; Mark 4:22 ; Luke 12:2 .
The word commonly translated seemeth, wherever it occurs, does not weaken, but greatly strengthens the sense. Matthew 13:12 ; Mark 4:25 ; Luke 19:26 .
Matthew 12:46 ; Mark 3:31 .
Matthew 8:23 ; Mark 4:35 .
Matthew 8:28 ; Mark 5:1 .
For many times it had caught him - Therefore our compassionate Lord made the more haste to cast him out.
The abyss - That is, the bottomless pit.
To enter into the swine - Not that they were any easier in the swine than out of them. Had it been so, they would not so soon have dislodged themselves, by destroying the herd.
Matthew 9:1 ; Mark 5:18 .
Mark 5:21 .
She is not dead but sleepeth - Her soul is not separated finally from the body; and this short separation is rather to be called sleep than death.
on the Whole Bible". "http://www.studylight.org/com/wen/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=8&verse=1". 1765.
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