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Matthew 9:18 Miracles

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Miracles

Some of the miracles Jesus performed included healing a young girl; a woman with an issue of blood; two blind men and cured a man who had a demon.

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Matthew 9:18-38

“In this section Matthew recorded four miracles involving five persons.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 35) See Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56

Girl

18-19. “Jairus’s love for his dying daughter compelled him to seek Jesus’ help, even if the religious leaders were opposing Him. When Jairus first came to Jesus, his daughter was close to death.” (Wiersbe, 35)

Jesus and His disciples started to follow Jairus to see the girl.

“The little girl was sick unto death, and while her father waited to talk with Jesus, a servant came and told him that the little girl had died.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 54)

20. “A woman has been ‘bleeding’ for twelve years, i.e., hemorrhaging in between her normal menstrual flows.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 160)

“Because of this hemorrhage, the woman was ceremonially unclean (Leviticus 15:25-33), which only added to her hopelessness. The ‘hem’ refers to the special tassels that the Jews wore on their garment to remind them they were God’s people. (Numbers 15:37-41; Deuteronomy 22:12).” (Wiersbe, 35)

21. “Her faith seems mixed with superstition because she believes that she merely needs to touch the edge of Jesus’ garment (literally, the fringe or tassel of his prayer shawl; cf. Numbers 15:38-39; Deuteronomy 22:12).” (Blomberg, 160)

22. “People must ‘touch Christ’ where they are able, even if they must start at the hem of His garment.” (Wiersbe, 35)

Healing Miracle

23. After healing the woman, Jesus and his disciples continued the journey to Jairus’s home.

“The ‘flute players’ and ‘noisy’ (literally, in an uproar) crowd prove that at least by now the girl is definitely believed to be dead.” (Blomberg, 161)

24. “The crowd views Jesus’ claim that the girl was not dead as ludicrous; death was seen as every bit as irreversible then as now. ‘Sleep’ implies that Jesus views the girl’s death as not permanent.” (Blomberg, 161)

25. “Jesus evicts the mourners probably to regain some calm and decorum inside. Jesus takes the girl’s hand and lifts her to life again.” (Blomberg, 161)

26. The events of these miracles spread like wildfire.

Blind

27-28. “In their helplessness and faith, two blind beggars persisted in crying out to him. There is irony in this verse. It was two blind men who recognized Jesus as the royal Son of David.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

“These two blind men acknowledged Christ as the Son of David (see Matthew 1:1) and persisted in following Him right into the house.” (Wiersbe, 36)

“Jesus questioned their faith in his ability to heal them. The men were convinced of his power. Again Jesus ministered through touch, emphasizing their faith as the key to his ability and willingness to heal their blindness.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

29. “‘According to your faith’ means in response to not in proportion to their faith. The blind men receive their sight.” (Blomberg, 163)

30. “This is another remarkable case where the Lord charges these men not to tell anyone about what happened to them. The publication of His miracles caused the crowds to press in upon Him and actually hindered Him at His work.” (McGee, 55)

31. “These two men whose sight was restored just couldn’t contain their joy— ‘they spread abroad his fame.’” (McGee, 55)

Dumb Man

32. “Again Jesus faced the evil forces of the spirit world.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

33. “Jesus delivered him, and the people admitted that this was a new thing in Israel.” (Wiersbe, 36)

34. “The religious leaders would not admit that Jesus was the Messiah. How, then, could they explain His miracles? Only by saying that His miracles were wrought in the power of the wicked one.” (Wiersbe, 36)

35. “Not only did Jesus heal, He also taught and preached. But He could not do the work alone—He needed others to help Him.” (Wiersbe, 36)

36. “The note of compassion which concludes this chapter is startling, isn’t it?” (McGee, 56)

37. “Jesus now envisions a vast crop of ripe grain in need of harvesters. The unreached people of his world need more preachers and ministers of the gospel.” (Blomberg, 167)

38. “When we pray as He commanded, we will see what He saw, feel what He felt, and do what He did. God will multiply our lives as we share in the great harvest that is already ripe (John 4:34-38).” (Wiersbe, 36)

References

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004

 

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