19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
19 Verse 19. A certain scribe] Though ειςγραμματευς, ONE scribe,
may be considered as a Hebraism, yet it is probable that the
literal construction of it was intended, to show that few of this
class came to the Lord Jesus for instruction or salvation.
Master] Rather, teacher, διδασκαλε from διδασκω, I
teach, which itself seems to be derived from δεικω, I show, and
means the person who shows or points out a particular way or
I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.] A man who is not
illuminated by the Spirit of God thinks himself capable of any
thing: he alone who is divinely taught knows he can do nothing but
through Christ strengthening him. Every teacher among the Jews
had disciples, and some especially that followed or accompanied
them wherever they went, that they might have some person at hand
with whom they might converse concerning the Divine law.