4:38 After Jesus left 1 the synagogue, he entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus 2 to help her. 3 4:39 So 4 he stood over her, commanded 5 the fever, and it left her. Immediately 6 she got up and began to serve 7 them.
1 tn Grk “Arising from the synagogue, he entered.” The participle ἀναστάς (anastas) has been taken temporally here, and the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Grk “him”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Grk “they asked him about her.” It is clear from the context that they were concerned about her physical condition. The verb “to help” in the translation makes this explicit.
4 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the resultative nature of Jesus’ actions.
5 tn Or “rebuked,” but “rebuke” implies strong disapproval, while the usage here involves more of a command with perhaps the implication of a threat (L&N 33.331).
sn The language here (commanded) almost treats the illness as a personal force (see vv. 35, 41), but this is not the case. This healing shows Jesus’ power over sickness and should not be construed as an exorcism.
6 tn Grk “and immediately.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, δέ (de) has not been translated here. Instead a new sentence is started in the translation.
sn The note that this happened immediately shows the speed and totality of the recovery.
7 tn The imperfect verb has been translated ingressively.