Jesus brings something new, fresh, and comprehensive. Quemadmodum musto dolia ipsa rumpuntur, et omne quod in imo jacet in summam partem vis caloris ejectat (Seneca, Ep. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. The Expositor's Greek Testament. else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: the Gospel will only fill them with rage and fury, and they will despise it, and let it go; which will be an aggravation of their sin and misery, and so will prove the savour of death unto death unto them: but new wine must be put into new bottles; into the hearts of sinners, who are called to repentance, and are renewed in the Spirit of their minds; are newborn babes, that desire the sincere milk of the word, and wine of the Gospel; in these the love of God is exceeding abundant, and it comes in with full flows into their souls; all grace is made to abound towards them, and the word of Christ richly dwells in them; in whom these things remain and abide, and they themselves are saved with an everlasting salvation; See Gill on Matthew 9:17. So Rev. ): “musto dolia ipsa rumpuntur”—of course, a fortiori, old skins.— καὶ ὁ οἶνος, etc. This was the time for drinking new wine, the time for rejoicing. 22. καὶ οὐδεὶς βάλλει. Mark THE PUBLICANS’ FRIEND THE SECRET OF GLADNESS Mark 2:19. A faithful, fair-dealing publican was rare. It was this man's misery that he needed to be so carried, and shows the suffering state of human life; it was kind of those who so carried him, and teaches the compassion that should be in men, toward their fellow-creatures in distress. The fearful striving for self-preservation that prevents people from crossing boundaries for others is a human problem, and we see it today in both Jewish and Christian communities. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Mark 2:22". "Commentary on Mark 2:22". The righteous system Christ came to establish cannot be forced into an old system. One such idea was regular fasting. https: "Commentary on Mark 2:22". Matthew was not a good character, or else, being a Jew, he would never have been a publican, that is, a tax-gatherer for the Romans. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days: referring to the time of the sufferings and death of Christ, which would be, and was a sorrowful season to his disciples. Three things hold this section together compositionally: It’s more or less a “ring composition,” or “chiasm,” in which the healing of the paralytic and its controversy (Mark 2:1-12) correspond to the healing of the man with the withered hand at the end of the series, which also generates controversy in much the same way (Mark 3:1-6); moving inward, two controversies about eating — dinner with Levi (Mark 2:13-17) and plucking grain on the Sabbath (23-28) — frame the central story about fasting, which issues in sayings about the bridegroom, the cloth, and new wineskins at the center of the composition. The new piece is wasted and the old garment is made worse, but the new wine and the old skins perish utterly. 22f. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Mark 2:22: Luke 5:36-39 Mark 2:21 : Mark 2:23 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Mark 2:18-22 Old Coats and New Wine (London) SW-Admin 2017-03-22T04:44:59-07:00. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.'" Αἴρει τὸ πλήρωμα τὸ καινὸν τοῦ παλαιοῦ) This reading is a mean between extremes, brief, and likely to be genuine. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". But the convinced, humbled sinner, who despairs of all help, excepting from the Saviour, will show his faith by applying to him without delay. I.S.V. And no man putteth new wine into old wine-skins: else the wine will burst the skins, and the wine perisheth, and the skins: but they put new wine into fresh wine-skins. To understand this to mean that Jesus would not put his new teaching into John's disciples violates the fact that some of John's disciples became apostles of Christ (John 1:35). Clothing, Wineskins, and Wine. (18-22) He justifies his disciples for plucking corn on the sabbath.