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Matthew 8:14

    Matthew 8:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying sick of a fever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when Jesus had come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother in bed, very ill.

    Webster's Revision

    And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying sick of a fever.

    World English Bible

    When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying sick with a fever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying sick of a fever.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 8:14

    Peter's house - That Peter lived at Capernaum, and that Christ lodged with him, is fully evident from this verse compared with Matthew 17:24.

    Peter's - wife's mother - Learn hence, says Theophylact, that marriage is no hinderance to virtue, since the chief of the apostles had his wife. Marriage is one of the first of Divine institutions, and is a positive command of God. He says, the state of celibacy is not Good, Genesis 2:18. Those who pretend to say that the single state is more holy than the other slander their Maker, and say in effect, "We are too holy to keep the commandments of God."

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 8:14

    This account is contained also in Mark 1:29-31, and Luke 4:38-41. Mark says that Simon and Andrew lived together, and that James and John went with them to the house. He adds, also, that before the miracle they spake to him about the sick person. The miracle was direct and complete. She that had been sick was so completely restored as to attend to them and minister to them. The mention of "Peter's wife's mother" proves that Peter either then was or had been married. The fair and obvious interpretation is, that his wife was then living. Compare 1 Corinthians 9:5, and see the note at that place. Peter is claimed by the Roman Catholics to be the head of the church and the vicegerent of Christ. The Pope, according to their view, is the successor of this apostle. On what pretence do they maintain that it is wrong for "priests" to marry? Why did not Christ at once reject Peter from being an apostle for having a wife? How remarkable that he should be set up as the head of the church, and an example and a model to all who were to succeed him! But all this is human law, and is contrary to the New Testament. Compare 1 Timothy 3:2, 1 Timothy 3:4-5. That Peter had a wife was no objection to his being an apostle, and marriage has been expressly declared to be "honorable in all," Hebrews 13:4.