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Matthew Henry's Commentary – Chapter 5
Chapter 5

In this chapter, we have, I. Christ preaching to the people out of Peter’s ship, for want of a better pulpit, Luke 5:1-3. II. The recompence he made to Peter for the loan of his boat, in a miraculous draught of fishes, by which he intimated to him and his partners his design to make them, as apostles, fishers of men, Luke 5:4-11. III. His cleansing the leper, Luke 5:12-15. IV. A short account of his private devotion and public ministry, Luke 5:16, 17. V. His cure of the man sick of the palsy, Luke 5:18-26. VI. His calling Levi the publican, and conversing with publicans on that occasion, Luke 5:27-32. VII. His justifying his disciples in not fasting so frequently as the disciples of John and the Pharisees did, Luke 5:33-39.