33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
33 Verse 33. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake] The
very miracle which was now wrought was to be the demonstrative
proof of the Messiah's being manifested in the flesh.
See Isa 35:5, 6.
It was never so seen in Israel.] The greatest of the prophets
has never been able to do such miracles as these. This was the
remark of the people; and thus we find that the poor and the
simple were more ready to acknowledge the hand of God than the
rich and the learned. Many miracles had been wrought in the
course of this one day, and this excited their surprise.