35And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;
35 Verse 35. The men of that place had knowledge of him] i.e.
They knew him again. They had already seen his miracles; and now
they collect all the diseased people they can find, that he may
have the same opportunity of showing forth his marvellous power,
and they of being the instruments of relieving their friends and
They brought unto him all that were diseased] And Jesus received
and healed every man and woman of them. And is not the soul, in
the sight of God, of more value than the body? and will he
withhold his healing power from the former, and grant it so freely
to the latter? This cannot be. Let a man come himself to Jesus,
and he shall be saved and afterwards let him recommend this Christ
to the whole circle of his acquaintance, and they, if they come,
shall also find mercy.