Matthew 8

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Matthew 8
Codex Sinaiticus Matthew 7,27-8,28.JPG
Matthew 7:27-8:28 on Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360).
Book Gospel of Matthew
Bible part New Testament
Order in the Bible part 1
Category Gospel

Matthew 8 is the eighth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and continues the narrative about Jesus' ministry in Galilee previously described in Matthew 4:23-25. It follows on from the Sermon on the Mount, noting in its opening verse that Jesus had come down from the mountain where he had been teaching. There is a renewed focus in this chapter on Jesus' ministry of healing.

Text[edit]

Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360), Matthew 8:28-9:23

Structure[edit]

This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to parallel texts in the other canonical gospels):

Anglican bishop Charles Ellicott commented that the events reported "are common to St. Mark and St. Luke, but are not narrated ... in the same order".[1] Free Church minister William Robertson Nicoll suggested that "this collection is not arranged in chronological order. The connection is topical, not temporal." In his opinion these stories "are an integral part of the self-revelation of Jesus by word and deed; they are demonstrations not merely of His power, but above all, of His spirit".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers on Matthew 8, accessed 21 December 2016
  2. ^ Nicoll, W. R., Expositor's Greek Testament on Matthew 8, accessed 26 December 2016

See also[edit]


Preceded by
Matthew 7
Chapters of the New Testament
Gospel of Matthew
Succeeded by
Matthew 9