FYI: What has peeked my interest here is that Scripture mentions numerous times that Jesus went in & out of houses. He even mentions "In my Father's house..." (Jn. 14:2) While inside of numerous, different houses He often imparted insights (revelations) to His disciples (male & females) that people outside of the house weren't privy to. Family... :)
---Leon on 2/7/14|
1Cliff, you hit the nail in the head with your answer. I assumed everyone believed it was Matthews house. But when Leon answered you, I assume he was saying it was not Matthews house, but he didn't. He only suggested the context in Matthew did not give the answer, which he is correct, but the passage in Luke does. But 1Cliff never gave his reason where he found the answer.
That is why everyone was looking for another place where Jesus was at other then at Matthews place. I guess all those who thought it was Matthews house were correct. They just did not give the reason for knowing.
---Mark_V. on 2/1/14|
Matthew the sinner or the follower, or the apostle to be? You choose.
---BRYAN on 2/1/14|
micha, is correct!
And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, That is, as the Arabic version reads it, in the house of Matthew - Per John Gill.
---trey on 1/31/14|
Very good Micha! You are studying your bible, aren't you? :)
---Leon on 1/31/14|
\\ If by "off the wall" you mean open minded, then I'm happy to say I resemble that remark! \\
---Leon on 1/31/14
Honestly, I had in mind odd, or goofy
But, that it only seems that way
It's easy to say, "Really, Leon? Really?"
I confess to having said that a time or two. But with a closer look, they weren't as goofy as I thought.
And the conclusion you reach is not whimsical. There's lots to find along the way in looking for the answer
When you live life in the details, it can bring up some "seemingly" goofy questions. But I've learned to tag along for the ride.
Good stuff, brother
---James_L on 1/31/14|
Mat 9:9-10 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
Luk 5:27-29 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
-The harmony of the Gospels.
-The answer is: The house of Matthew (Levi).
---micha9344 on 1/31/14|
"Mat. 9:7 gives us a clue that it is the Lord's house. Mat. 9:1 gives us a clue that it was in His own city, Nazareth."
---Adetunji on 1/31/14
Please explain how you came to that con"clue"sion after reading Mat. 9:7. Jesus was from Nazareth, but it seems He was living in Capernaum (40 miles away, on the Sea of Galilee), Matt's hometown, at the time. But, what does that have to do with Jesus going "into the house" after calling Matt? Matt followed Jesus somewhere. It doesn't say Jesus followed Matt home. Obviously,they ate somewhere. It's not said whose house it was. Mat. 9:10 describes somewhat of a buffet at a public eatery with Jesus, Matthew & a host of others in attendance.
---Leon on 1/31/14|
"I've gotta say that I like a lot of the questions you come up with. Some... seem a little off-the-wall, but I guess that's the byproduct of always asking questions. Good stuff, man. You see a lot of little details in scripture that are missed by so many, including me..."
---James_L on 1/30/14
If by "off the wall" you mean open minded, then I'm happy to say I resemble that remark! I ask questions because I want to know Bible truth. Some bloggers have convinced "themselves" there are things we just can't know. I'm sure they can't know because they don't seek to know. The saying goes, "The only dumb question is the one you don't ask." Thx man! :)
---Leon on 1/31/14|
Matthew 8:20 Jesus had nowhere to lay his head. We know as a child Christ had a home. I'm sure His parents had a dwelling place.
---shira4368 on 1/31/14|
Leon: Matthew 9: 7 gives us a clue that it is the Lord's house. Matthew 9: 1 gives us a clue that it was in His own city, Nazareth.
---Adetunji on 1/31/14|
Leon, I am also glad you come out with this questions no one ask. That is why I wait for your correct answer whenever you want to give them to us. I would love to hear what answer you come out with. Maybe the answer to which house Jesus was in is explained in Romans or Revelation. I read the whole Bible many times, and for the life of me I cannot find the answer anywhere, it might be there and I missed it. I can assume many things, but that is only speculation, nothing for sure or fact.
Will wait for this tricky answer.
---Mark_V. on 1/31/14|
I've gotta say that I like a lot of the questions you come up with. Some of them seem a little off-the-wall, but I guess that's the byproduct of always asking questions.
Good stuff, man. You see a lot of little details in scripture that are missed by so many, including me.
Love it, love it, love it
Reminds me of one I might post
---James_L on 1/30/14|
I, in part, agree Cliff. It does seem more like a public eating place (restaurant) than a private residence. For that reason alone, I don't think they were at Matthew's house. There's nothing in the passage to suggest Jesus went home with Matthew.
Naysayer bloggers: If as you say it doesn't matter, why do you even bother to comment? You could've been gracious enough to just walk on by & stay "out"side the house on this one instead of expressing your dull, pharisaical condemnations.
What I find particularly interesting is oftentimes when Jesus (the Bread of Life) was ministering to people, food was involved. Being fed is something that matters to us all, is it not? Apparently, to some of us moreso than others.
---Leon on 1/30/14|
ha! ha! ha! Yall got me,cracking up!
You know this suspense has got me,Bro.Mark with all respect, you hit the nail on the head! Can't stop laughing..
God bless you,Bro.Mark.
Love of Jesus!
---Lidia4796 on 1/30/14|
That is my opinion also, it does not matter who's house He was in, only that He was inside. I don't think anyone is going to give a right out explanation.
Maybe you have the answer, why not give us your answer.
---Mark_V. on 1/30/14|
Does it matter?
The context suggests that it was Matthew's house, but I'm not going to argue the issue. Were it an important matter, the Scriptures would make it clearer.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/29/14|
Seems like "Matthew's house" was more of a restaurant than a residence with all the people eating there and Pharisees looking on!
---1st_cliff on 1/29/14|
First allow,Bro.aka give you all respect, and forgive me for "being piggy bk Sally" but, I have got no other answer than to agree andBro.Leon all respect to you ... let' see where this is going?.. intrigue
Love of Jesus! Lidia4796
---Lidia4796 on 1/29/14|
You are just dying for somebody to say Matthew's.
---aka on 1/29/14|