Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever—Luke, as was natural in "the beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14), describes it professionally; calling it a "great fever," and thus distinguishing it from that lighter kind which the Greek physicians were wont to call "small fevers," as GALEN, quoted by WETSTEIN, tells us.
they tell him of her—naturally hoping that His compassion and power towards one of His own disciples would not be less signally displayed than towards the demonized stranger in the synagogue.
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