1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
1 CHAPTER XIII.
NOTES ON CHAP. XIII.
Verse 1. The same day] Our Lord scarcely ever appears to take
any rest: he is incessant in his labours, and instant in season
and out of season; and in this he has left all his successors in
the ministry an example, that they should follow his steps: for he
who wishes to save souls will find few opportunities to rest. As
Satan is going about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour,
the messenger of God should imitate his diligence, that he may
counteract his work. The gospels are journals of our Lord's life.
Went Jesus out of the house] This was the house of Peter.
See Mt 17:24.
Sat by the sea side.] The sea of Galilee, on the borders of
which the city of Capernaum was situated.