(From: MATTHEW #14 - 9:9-34)
C. 9:9-17 BOLD WORDS AND ACTS REMOVE MISUNDERSTANDING
1. 9:9 MATTHEW CALLED
a. 9:9a THE CALL OF MATTHEW
Kai paRAgon ho IeSOUS eKEIthen EIden ANthro-pon, kaTHEme-non ePI to
And :Jesus passing by there saw a man, called Matthew,
teLOni-on , MathTHAIon leGOme-non: kai LEgei auTO, A-koLOUthei moi.
sitting at the toll: and he says to him, Follow me.
b. 9:9b And he arose, andfollowed him.
kai a-naSTAS , e-koLOUthe-sen auTO.
2. 9:10-13 MATTHEW'S FEAST: GOSPEL FOR SINNERS, NOT THE GOOD
a. 9:10 MATTHEW'S FEAST FOR JESUS
Kai eGEne-to, auTOU a-na-keiMEnou  en te oiKIa,
And it came to pass, as he sat at meat in the house,
[kai] iDOU, polLOI teLOnai kai ha-mar-toLOI elTHONtes su-naNEkein-to to IeSOU kai tois ma-theTAIS.
[and] lo, many publicans and sinners came andsat down with :Jesus and his :disciples.
b. 9:11 THE CONCERN OF THE PHARISEES
kai iDONtes hoi Pha-riSAIoi  Ele-gon tois ma-theTAIS auTOU,
And the Pharisees seeing itsaid to his :disciples,
DiA ti meTA ton te-loNON kai ha-mar-toLON esTHIei ho diDAska-los  huMON?
Why does your :Teacher eat with :publicans and sinners?
c. 9:12 JESUS EXPLAINS THIS TO THE PHARISEES
ho de aKOUsas, EIpen,
But he heard it, andsaid,
Ou CHREIan Echou-sin hoi isCHUon-tes  i-aTROU , alLA hoi kaKOS  Echon-tes.
The healthy have no need of a physician, but the sick.
d. 9:13 MERCY BEFORE SACRIFICE
po-reuTHENtes de MAthe-te TI es-tin, Ele-os  THElo, kai ou thuSIan ;
But go andlearn what is, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice:
ou gar ELthon kaLEsai diKAIous , alLA ha-mar-toLOUS.
for I came not to call therighteous, but sinners.
3. 9:14-17 FASTWHEN BRIDEGROOM GONE, AND COVENANT COMES.
a. 9:14 JOHN'S DISCIPLES QUESTION JESUS
TOte proSERchon-tai auTOhoi ma-theTAI IoAnou, LEgon-tes,
Then come to him the disciples of John, saying,
DiA ti heMEIS kai hoi Pha-riSAIoi neSTEUo-men , hoi de ma-theTAI sou ou neSTEUou-sin?
Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your :disciples fast not?
b. 9:15 JESUS ANSWERS THEIR QUESTION
kai EIpen auTOIS ho IeSOUS, Me DUnan-tai hoi huiOI numPHOnos  penTHEIN ,
And :Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn,
eph' HOson met' auTON esTIN ho numPHIos? eLEUson-tai de heMErai, HOtan a-parTHE 
as long as the bridegroom is with them? but days will come, when the bridegroom
ap' auTON ho numPHIos, kai TOte neSTEUsou-sin .
shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast.
c. 9:16 ILLUSTRATION OF THE “PATCH”
ouDEIS de e-piBALlei ePIble-ma  'RAkous  agNAphou  ePI hi-maTIo  pa-laiO;
And no one puts a piece of undressed cloth upon an old garment;
AIrei gar to PLEro-ma  auTOU aPO tou hi-maTIou, kai CHEIron  SCHISma  GIne-tai.
for its patch takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made.
d. 9:17 ILLUSTRATION OF THE WINE-SKIN
ouDE BALlou-sin OInon NEon eis aSKOUS pa-laiOUS :
Neither do menput new wine into old wine-skins:
ei de MEge 'REGnun-tai  hoi aSKOI, kai ho OInos ekCHEItai ,
else the skins burst, and the wine is spilled,
kai hoi aSKOI aPOLlun-tai : alLA BALlou-sin OInon NEon eis aSKOUS kaiNOUS ,
and the skins perish: but they put new wine into fresh wine-skins,
kai amPHOte-ra  sun-teROUNtai .
and both are preserved.
D. 9:18-34 HEALINGS AND MIRACLES
1. 9:18-26 A RULER'S DAUGHTER AND A SICK WOMAN
a. 9:18 A RULER'S REQUEST
TAUta auTOU laLOUNtos auTOIS, iDOU, ARchon  heis pro-selTHON pro-seKUnei  auTO,
While he spoke these thingsto them, lo, one ruler came andworshiped him,
LEgon [HOti] He thuGAter mou ARti e-teLEUte-sen :
saying [that] My :daughter is even now deceased:
alLA, elTHON ePIthes  ten CHEI-RA sou ep' auTEN, kai ZEse-tai .
but, come andlay your :hand upon her, and she shall live.
b. 9:19 And :Jesus arose, andfollowed, also his :disciples.
kai e-gerTHEIS ho IeSOUS, e-koLOUthei auTO, kai hoi ma-theTAI auTOU.
c. 9:20-21 A TOUCH TO JESUS' GARMENTS
kai iDOU, guNE , hai-mor-roOUsa  DOde-ka Ete,
And lo, a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years,
pro-selTHOUsa Opis-then, HEpsa-to  tou kraSPEdou  tou hi-maTIou  auTOU:
came behind him, andtouched the border of his :garment:
Ele-gen gar en he-auTE, E-AN MOnon HApso-mai tou hi-maTIou auTOU, soTHEso-mai .
21for she said within herself, if I but touch his :garment, I shall be made whole.
d. 9:22a JESUS ENCOURAGES THE WOMAN
ho de IeSOUS straPHEIS  kai iDON auTEN EIpen, THARsei , THUga-ter ;
But :Jesus turning and seeing her said, Be of good cheer, daughter;
he PIstis sou SEsoKEN se.
your :faith has made you whole.
e. 9:22b And the woman became whole from that :hour.
kai eSOtheheguNEaPO tes HOras eKEInes.
f. 9:23-24a JESUS REQUESTS THE CROWD TO LEAVE
kai elTHON ho IeSOUS eis ten oiKIan tou ARchon-tos,
And when :Jesus came into the ruler's :house,
kai iDON tous au-leTAS , kai ton OCHlon tho-ruBOUme-non ,
and saw the flute-players, and the crowd making a tumult,
Ele-gen, A-na-choREIte ; ou gar aPEtha-nen to koRAsi-on , alLA kaTHEUdei .
24ahe said, Give place; for the damsel is not dead, but sleeps.
g. 9;24b And they laughed him to scorn. kai ka-teGElon auTOU.
h. 9:25 JESUS RESURRECTS THE GIRL
HOte de e-xeBLEthe  ho OCHlos, ei-selTHON,
But when the crowd was put out, he went in,
eKRAte-sen  tes cheiROS auTES; kai eGERthe to koRAsi-on .
andtook her by the hand; and the damsel arose.
i. 9:26 And the fame of it went forth into all that :land.
kai eXELthen hePHEmeHAUteeis HOlen ten gen eKEInen.
2. 9:27-31 BLIND HEALED ACCORDING TO FAITH
a. 9:27 THE PLEA OF TWO BLIND MEN
Kai paRAgon-ti eKEIthen to IeSOU, e-koLOUthe-san DUo tuphLOI ,
And as :Jesus passed by thence, two blind menfollowed,
KRAzon-tes , kai LEgon-tes, E-LEe-son  heMAS, huiE DauID.
crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, David's Son.
b. 9:28a JESUS CHALLENGES THEIR FAITH
elTHONti de eis ten oiKIan, proSELthan auTO hoi tuphLOI:
And when he was come into the house, the blind came to him:
kai LEgei auTOIS ho IeSOUS, PiSTEUe-te HOti DUna-mai TOUto poiEsai?
And :Jesus says to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this?
c. 9:28b They say to him, Yes, Lord. LEgous-sin auTO, Nai, KUri-e.
d. 9:29 Then touched he their :eyes, saying, According to your :faith be it to you.
TOte HEpsa-ta  ton oph-thalMON auTON, LEgon, KaTA ten PIstin huMON ge-neTHEto huMIN.
e. 9:30a And their :eyes were opened.
kai e-neOCHthe-san auTON hoi oph-thalMOI.
f. 9:30b And :Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See thatno one know it.
Kai e-ne-briMEtheauTOIS ho IeSOUS, LEgon, HoRAte meDEIS gi-noSKEto.
g. 9:31 But they went forth, andspread abroad his fame in all that :land.
hoi de e-xelTHONtes, di-ePHEmi-san auTON en HOle tege eKEIne.
3. 9:32-34 DUMB DEMONIAC HEALED - BLASPHEMY AGAINST HOLY SPIRIT
a. 9:32 And as they came forth, lo, they brought to him a dumb demoniac.
AuTON de e-xer-choMEnon, iDOU, proSEneg-kan auTO koPHON dai-mo-niZOme-non .
b. 9:33 THE EFFECT ON THE CROWDS
kai ek-bleTHENtos  tou dai-moNIou , eLAle-sen ho koPHOS :
And when the demon was cast out, the dumb spoke:
kai eTHAUma-san  hoi OCHloi, LEgon-tes, OuDEpo-te ePHAne HOUtos en to Is-raEL.
and the crowds marveled, saying, It was never so seen in :Israel.
c. 9:34 But the Pharisees said, By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons.
hoi de Pha-riSAIoi Ele-gon, En to ARchon-ti  dai-moNIon  ekBALlei  ta daiMOni-a.
NOTE: 9:10-13 - See how bondage to strict liturgy such as the Jewish leaders practiced - can be such a great hindrance to evangelism of souls. They cared morefor their little traditional adherences - over against God's estimate of one soul being worth morethan the whole world! And - they killed Jesus for upsetting their “majoring on minorsand minoringon majors!”
9:14-17. And John the Baptist's disciples were somewhat caught up in the same distortion. They felt that observance of Pharisaic fast days - was more important than rejoicing in the presence of Jesus, who was the exact image of the unseen God! But what of us today? Do we not have our denominational rituals and beliefs which we put ahead of the “One New Man” and the Eldership of all local churches in the Gate of each City?
Note the Wine-skin illustration Jesus uses in 9:17. He says we ought to put new (NEon) wine into fresh or renewed(kaiNOUS) wine-skins. In the Middle-East, following the first use of a wine-skin - it is notcast aside. Rather, it is renewed. The process is to turn a goat or sheep wine-skin inside out. It is then scrubbed with a stiff brush and lye. But before the lye destroys the skin, it is then washed off with warm, soapy water. Next it is kneaded and softened with oil. Everytrace of bacteria from the first usage, has now been eliminated. It is then reversed, sown up, and new wine can safelybe put into it. Bacteria from the former wine is removed, so that violent fermentation will not take place, spilling the wine and destroying the wine-skin.
Application: Pastrevivals are like oldwine. Renewed wine-skins - devoid of allbacteria from the past revival mustbe removed. Then and only then can a fresh Visitation of the Spirit come into such a prepared church container. Then the new wine of the Spirit will notbe spilled, and the wine-skin of the renewedchurch will notbe destroyed.
And, what is true in this analogy corporately for the church, is alsotrue for usindividually! We are notto hold on to past revivals - but cleanse ourselves as wine-skins - until we have been completelyrenewed. Thenwe are ready for a fresh Visitation!
9:32-34 - The Pharisees were completely ignorant concerning their sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit: namely, attributing to Satan - what the Holy Spirit was doing through Jesus. Is such done today? Rarely, but it isdone. I met one man in 1945 who had committed this sin. He blasphemed the Holy Spirit, and forced me to command him to leave us, as I was in the midst of leading a young man in the Canadian Air force to the Lord. May God lead us to avoid such a sin. See 1 John 5:16b - “Thereis a sin unto death: notconcerning this I say that he makerequest!” - J.A.W.