Matthew 4:23-25 NIV
JESUS Heals the Sick
23JESUS Went throughout Galilee, Teaching in their synagogues,
Proclaiming the Good News of The KINGDOM,
and Healing every disease and sickness among the people.
24News about HIM spread all over Syria, and people brought to HIM all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and HE Healed them.
25Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed HIM.
The Nazareth Village is a unique place where visitors experience life in the first century. Pictured above is a synagogue as it would have looked at the time when Jesus read the prophetic words of Isaiah in Nazareth (Luke 4:16-20).
Synagogue, συναγωγη(synagoge), from συν(syn), together, and αγω(ago), I bring, a public assembly of persons, or the place where such persons publicly assembled. Synagogues, among the Jews, were not probably older than the return from the Babylonian captivity. The synagogue was governed by a council or assembly, over whom was a president, called in The Gospels, the ruler of the synagogue. These are sometimes called chiefs of the Jews, the rulers, the priests or elders, the governors, the overseers, the fathers of the synagogue. Service was performed in them three times a day - morning, afternoon, and night. Synagogue, among the Jews, had often the same meaning as congregation among the Christians.
The synagogues were built in imitation of The Temple, with a center building, supported by pillars, and a court surrounding it. See the notes at Matthew 21:12. In the center building, or chapel, was a place prepared for the reading of the Law. The Law was kept in a chest, or ark, near to the pulpit. The uppermost seats Matthew 23:6 were those nearest to the pulpit. The people sat around, facing the pulpit. When the Law was read, the officiating person rose; when it was expounded, he was seated. Our Savior imitated their example, and was commonly seated in addressing the people, Matthew 5:1; Matthew 13:1.
The Gospel of The KINGDOM - The good news respecting The KINGDOM HE Was About To Set Up; or the good news respecting the Coming of The MESSIAH and the nature of HIS KINGDOM.
The subject matter of CHRIST’S Ministry Was, Proclaiming "The Gospel of The KINGDOM": that is, the good news of The KINGDOM of The MESSIAH being come, and which now took place. HE Exhorted them to repent of, and Relinquish their former principles in order to receive the doctrines, of The Gospel of The KINGDOM and submit to it.
HE Also Preached to them the things concerning The KINGDOM of Heaven; as that except a man be born again, he cannot see it; and unless he has a better righteousness than his own, he cannot enter into it.
What A Powerful Physician CHRIST Was! HE Went About not only Teaching, but Healing, and both with HIS WORD. GOD Sent HIS WORD, and Healed them. HE Healed all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease without exception.