10:1 And he a arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of
Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort
unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
(a) That is to say, departed and went from there: for in
the Hebrew language sitting and dwelling are the same
thing, and so are rising and going forth.
10:51 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness
of your heart he wrote you this b precept.
(1) God never allowed those divorces which the law tolerated.
(b) See (Mt 19:3-12). For Moses gave them no
commandment to put away their wives, but rather made a
good stipulation for the wives to protect them from the
stubborn hardness of their husbands.
10:11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife,
and marry another, committeth adultery c against her.
(c) Whom he puts away, for he is an adulterer by keeping
company with another.
10:132 And they brought young children to him, that he should
touch them: and [his] disciples rebuked those that brought
(2) God in his goodness is concerned not only for the parents,
but the children as well: and therefore he blesses them.
10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the
kingdom of God 3 as a little child, he shall not enter
(3) In our malice we must become as children if we will enter
into the kingdom of heaven.
10:174 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came
one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good
Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
(4) Two things are to be greatly avoided by those who
earnestly seek eternal life: the first is an opinion of
their merits or deservings, which is not only understood,
but condemned by the due consideration of the law: and the
second is the love of riches, which turns aside many from
that race in which they ran with a good courage.
10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do
not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, d
Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
(d) Neither by force nor deceit, nor any other means at
10:285 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left
all, and have followed thee.
(5) To neglect everything in comparison with Christ is a sure
way unto eternal life, so that we do not fall away along
10:30 But he shall receive an e hundredfold now in this time,
houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and
children, and lands, f with persecutions; and in the
world to come eternal life.
(e) A hundred times as much, if we use the commodities of
this life in a proper way, so that we use them in
accordance with the will of God, and not just to gain
the wealth itself, and to fulfil our greedy desire.
(f) Even in the midst of persecutions.
10:326 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and
Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they
followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve,
and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
(6) The disciples are again prepared not to be overcome by the
foretelling unto them of his death, which was at hand, and
in addition about his life, which would most certainly
10:357 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto
him, saying, Master, g we would that thou shouldest do
for us whatsoever we shall desire.
(7) We must first strive before we triumph.
(g) We pray thee.
10:428 But Jesus called them [to him], and saith unto them,
Ye know that h they which are accounted to rule over the
Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones
exercise authority upon them.
(8) The magistrates according to God's appointment rule over
their subjects: but the pastors are not called to rule, but
to serve according to the example of the Son of God himself
who went before them, for in doing such he also was a
minister of his Father's will.
(h) They to whom it is decreed and appointed.
10:469 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of
Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people,
blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway
(9) Only Christ being called upon by faith heals our blindness.