New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. What about Dad? Here obviously, only a summary of that message. Possibly "abandoned", but best just "left what they were doing." Jesus described Himself as a servant in Matthew 20:25-28, Matthew 23:11, Mark 9:35, Mark 10:43-45. He was trying to plant a doubt in Jesus' mind that He was the Son of God. Given that Matthew's designation "kingdom of heaven" is used out of respect for the divine person, the genitive would be classified as adjectival, possessive, since the kingdom belongs to God. The genitives "of Zebulun and Naphtali" are adjectival, possessive - the region that belonged to the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali. MATTHEW 4 12-25 COMME TARY EDITED BY GLE PEASE 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee. Doctrinal Point(s) The Lord preached the Gospel of the Kingdom in the early days of His ministry. Jesus’ ministry is aligned with God’s purpose as it is revealed in the Scriptures. Best understood as Israel, an Israel in exile, scattered among the Gentiles, lost. "They brought him all that were suffering from this or that disorder and affliction", Rieu. Matthew 4:12-23 - NIV: When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. For Matthew, the importance of this move lies in its fulfillment of prophecy and it is at this point that he decides to begin his account of Jesus' ministry. Peter, in his Acts 3 sermon, gives our Savior the title His Servant Jesus (Acts 3:13 and 3:26). 1. The participle as for "having". Sermon-2/11/07-Matt. anecwrhsen (anacwrew) aor. "It is no longer a question of taking fish from the lake, but of drawing men up out of the abyss of sin and death, catching them in the great net of God", Dietrich / Morris. Accusative direct object of the participle "proclaiming, preaching." ii] Matthew now records the call of some of Jesus' disciples, v18-22. Story of a fisherman. hJ akoh (h) "news" - [and went out] the report. Reputation for being the greatest fisherman in the area. Simon and Andrew were from Bethsaida and probably came to the area for employment. THE ACTIVITIES OF JESUS (Matthew 4:23-25 continued) This passage is of great importance because it gives us in brief summary the three great activities of Jesus' life. The participle serves as a substantive, dative of interest, advantage. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill When I was in 4th Grade my class took a field trip to the Cave of the Winds. "who were [ill]" - [all] the ones having [badly illness]. Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison — Namely, for reproving Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee, for taking his brother Philip’s wife, and for other evils, Matthew 14:3-4: he departed into Galilee — Viz., from Judea. This proper genitive is adjectival, possibly idiomatic / locative, "the land which is located in Zebulun", but more likely possessive, "belonging to.". Jesus comes preaching the coming kingdom, v17, ie., he announces the imminence of the long-promised kingdom of God, the rule of God, a time of divine blessing and cursing, and so he calls for repentance and a reliance on divine mercy. Isa.24:23, 52:7. hggiken (eggizw) perf. de "-" - but/and. thV basileiaV (a) gen. "of the kingdom" - The genitive is adjectival, probably best treated as epexegetic, specifying the news in mind, "namely, the inauguration of the eschatological reign of God." The important news from God, conveyed both by John the Baptist and Jesus, concerns the coming kingdom of God; it is at hand. autoiV dat. "Across the Jordan" means "east of the Jordan" = Galilee, "on the way to the Mediterranean sea." peran + gen. "along" - beyond, across [jordan]. meta + acc. He does not record Jesus' early Judean ministry which, from his baptism till his move to Galilee, probably lasted about a year. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which … pro. The spotlight, of course, is on the teaching ministry o… Matthew emphasizes the immediacy of their response to Jesus' call. Jesus commences his public ministry, v12-25: i] The commencement of Jesus' ministry in Galilee, v12-17. Interestingly, the image of fishing in the Old Testament is a negative one - gathering for judgement, Jer.16:16, Am.4:2, ..... Are the disciples to proclaim the gospel as a sword of judgement? euqewV adv. “Chosen for Change” (Matthew 4:18-22) God has Chosen you; Chosen you to Change you and, then, Chosen you to be an Agent of Change wherever you live, play, work and travel. The participle is adjectival, attributive, limiting "Simon", "Simon, who is called Peter.". Some do argue that "good" is expressed by the prefix eu meaning "well / good", but the word has a technical use, referring to the important news carried by a message bearer. Mother's Day: 5 Day Bible Plan . So, in this passage Matthew records Jesus' withdrawal from Judea to Galilee, he then gives a summary account of his preaching, the call of four of his disciples, and rounds off with a summary of his public ministry. dia + gen. "through" - through, by means of [isaiah the prophet]. 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