10:1 After 1 these things the Lord appointed other seventy
also, and sent them two and two before his face into every
city and place, whither he himself would come.
(1) The seventy are sent as the second forewarners of the
coming of Christ.
10:32 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among
(2) The faithful ministers of the word are in this world as
lambs among wolves: but if they are diligent to do their
duty, he who sent them will also preserve them.
10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute a
no man by the way.
(a) This is spoken figuratively, which manner of speech men
use when they put down more in words than is meant.
This is usual among the Hebrews when they command a
thing to be done speedily without delay, as is found in
(2Ki 4:29); for in any other case courteous and
gentle salutations are matters of Christian duty: as
for the calling, it was only for a limited time.
10:6 And if b the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest
upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
(b) So say the Hebrews: that is, he that favours the
doctrine of peace and embraces it.
10:7 And in the same house c remain, eating and drinking such
things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his
hire. Go not from house to house.
(c) Take up your lodging in that house which you enter into
first, that is, do not be concerned about comfortable
lodging, as men do who plan to stay in a place a long
time: for here that solemn preaching of the gospel,
which was used afterward when the Churches were
settled, is not instituted: but these are sent abroad
to all the coasts of Judea to show them that the last
jubilee is at hand.
10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you,
d eat such things as are set before you:
(d) Be content with the food that is set before you.
10:103 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive
you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same,
(3) God is a most severe avenger of the ministry of his gospel.
10:174 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord,
even the devils are subject unto us e through thy name.
(4) Neither the gift of miracles, neither any other excellent
gift, but only our election gives us an occasion of true
joy. And only the publishing of the gospel is the
destruction of Satan.
(e) For Christ's disciples used no absolute authority, but
performed the miracles they did by calling upon
10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning f
fall from heaven.
(f) Paul writes that the location of the devil and his
angels is in the air, as is found in (Eph 6:12),
and he is said to be cast down from there by force,
when his power is abolished by the voice of the
10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and
scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and
nothing shall by any means g hurt you.
(g) Will do you wrong.
10:215 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I
thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou
hast hid these things from the h wise and prudent, and
hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it
seemed good in thy sight.
(5) The Church is contemptible, if we consider its outward
appearance, but the wisdom of God is most marvellous in it.
(h) Of this world.
10:226 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no
man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the
Father is, but the Son, and [he] to whom the Son will
(6) Whoever seeks the Father without the Son wanders out of the
10:237 And he turned him unto [his] disciples, and said
privately, Blessed [are] the eyes which see the things
that ye see:
(7) The difference between the Old Testament and the New
consists in the measure of revelation.
10:258 And, behold, i a certain lawyer stood up, and
tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit
(8) Faith does not take away but establishes the doctrine of
(i) One of those who proclaimed himself to be learned in
the rites and laws of Moses.
10:299 But he, willing k to justify himself, said unto
Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
(9) The law defines our neighbour as anyone at all that we may
(k) That is, to vouch his righteousness, or show that he
was just, that is, void of all faults: and (Jam 5:1-20)
uses the word of justification in this sense.
10:3810 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered
into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha
received him into her house.
(10) Christ does not desire to be waited upon in a delicate
manner, but to be heard diligently; this is that which he