14 ¶ And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
14 Verse 14. Peter's house] That Peter lived at Capernaum, and
that Christ lodged with him, is fully evident from this verse
compared with Mt 17:24.
Peter's-wife's mother] Learn hence, says Theophylact, that
marriage is no hinderance to virtue, since the chief of the
apostles had his wife. Marriage is one of the first of Divine
institutions, and is a positive command of God. He says, the
state of celibacy is not GOOD, Ge 2:18. Those who pretend to say
that the single state is more holy than the other slander their
Maker, and say in effect, "We are too holy to keep the
commandments of God."