Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with various diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
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The devils confess the Son of God, and as it is afterwards said, they knew him to be Christ; for when the devil saw Him distressed by fasting, he perceived Him to be truly man, but when he prevailed not in his trial he doubted whether or not He were the Sonof God, but now by the power of Christ's miracles he either perceived or suspected Him to bethe Son of God. He did not then persuade the Jews to crucify Him because he thought Himnot to be Christ or the Son of God, but because he did not foresee that by this death he himself would be condemned. Of this mystery hidden from the world the Apostle says, that none of the princes of this world knew, for if they had known they would never have crucified the Lord of Glory.
But the Apostles themselves are commanded to be silent concerning Him, lest by proclaiming His divine Majesty, the dispensation of His Passion should be delayed.
But the Apostles themselves are commanded to be silent concerning Him, lest by proclaiming His divine Majesty, ...
But although as God He was able to drive away diseases by His word, He nevertheless touches them, showing that His flesh was powerful to apply remedies, since it was the flesh of God; for as fire, when applied to a brazen vessel, imprints on it the effect of its own heat, so the omnipotent Word of God, when He united to Himself in real assumption a living virgin temple, endued with understanding, implanted in it a participation of His own power. May Healso touch us, nay rather may we touch Him, that He may deliver us from the infirmities ofour souls as well as the assaults of the evil spirit and pride! For it follows, And devils also came out. ...
The evangelist mentions this circumstance, because these distressed people did not dare to bring their sick before that time, either through fear of the Pharisees, or of violating the sabbath. (Origen)
But in what follows, And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak, mark the humility of Christ, who would not let the unclean spirits make Him manifest. For it was not fit that they should usurp the glory of the Apostolical office, nor did it become the mysteries of Christ to be made public by impure tongues. ...
In short, He did himself touch others, upon whom He laid His hands, which were capable of being felt, and conferred the blessings of healing.
Not agreeing with Cerinthus in every point; in that he affirms the world.