L U K E.
In this chapter we have, I. Christ confirming the
doctrine he had preached in the former chapter, with two glorious
miracles—the curing of one at a distance, and that was the
centurion's servant (ver.
1-10), and the raising of one to life that was dead, the
widow's son at Nain, ver.
11-18. II. Christ confirming the faith of John who was
now in prison, and of some of his disciples, by sending him a short
account of the miracles he wrought, in answer to a question he
received from him (ver.
19-23), to which he adds an honourable testimony
concerning John, and a just reproof to the men of that generation
for the contempt they put upon him and his doctrine, ver. 24-35. III. Christ comforting
a poor penitent that applied herself to him, all in tears of godly
sorrow for sin, assuring her that her sins were pardoned, and
justifying himself in the favour he showed her against the cavils
of a proud Pharisee, ver.