LOY 16: Healing of Shimon’s Mother-in-law
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Date First Published: May 27, 2014
"Christ Healing the Mother of Simon Peter" by John Bridges (fl.1818-1854) oil on canvas.

by David N. Bivin and Joshua N. Tilton

Revised: 1-Sept.-2015

Matt. 8:14-15; Mark 1:29-31; Luke 4:38-39
(Huck 13, 47; Aland 37, 87; Crook 61, 91)[1]

Upon leaving the synagogue, he [Yeshua] went to Shimon’s home. Now, Shimon’s mother-in-law had taken ill with a fever. So they implored him [Yeshua] to heal her. Standing over her, he spoke sharply to the fever. The fever vanished, and she got to her feet and began serving them.


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The Healing of Shimon’s Mother-in-law, a tender story, is a unique glimpse of Jesus’ compassion. If Jesus had previously visited Simon’s home, perhaps regularly, or was staying with Simon, he already might have been acquainted with Simon’s mother-in-law, making the story even more poignant and touching.

The authors would like to thank Lauren Asperschlager, Randall Buth, Pieter Lechner, Lenore Mullican and Linda Pattillo, who collaborated in producing this commentary on the Healing of Shimon’s Mother-in-law, and especially Randall Buth for his invaluable help in producing the Hebrew reconstruction of this pericope.

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