Matthew 14

1:11 away (a-14) In those days conquerors transported conquered nations to distant seats, and replaced them by others, that national feeling might not subsist, but dependence be complete. 'Carrying away' is feeble for this, but I know no other word.14:2 these (d-21) Lit. 'the.' see ch. 15.12. him. (e-29) As nearly as possible 'operate in him.' The passage has a certain reflexive force as in French, s'operent par lui. I have sought to preserve this by adding 'their force.' the difficulty partly arises from the word which is used for the effects of power, being the plural of power itself, because the power which wrought is more seen than the effects. 'Powers' and 'miracles' are the same in Greek. Hence it may be translated, 'these powers operate in him;' but its reflexive force is, I doubt not, the true one. For the sense, however, I should not object to 'display themselves in him.' 14:4 said (f-3) Imperfect tense. Lit. 'kept on saying.' See Mark 6.18, and cf. Mark 1.45. 14:8 on (g-5) Or 'instructed.' 14:19 blessed. (a-26) Or 'praised.' 'gave thanks.' 14:20 hand-baskets (b-19) See Note. ch. 16.9. 14:23 mountain (c-11) Here, as noticed already, 'the mountain' is in contrast with the plain, so of 'the ship.' It is not 'a mountain,' but he left the low ground by the sea and went up. see Note, ch. 4.21.
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