10:1 And 1 when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples,
he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them
out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of
(1) The apostles are sent to preach the gospel in Israel.
10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The a
first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother;
James [the son] of Zebedee, and John his brother;
(a) Theophylact says that Peter and Andrew are called the
first, because they were first called.
10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas b Iscariot, who also
(b) A man of Kerioth. Now Kerioth was in the tribe of
Judah; (Jos 15:25).
10:72 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is
(2) The sum of the gospel, or preaching of the apostles.
10:83 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast
out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
(3) Miracles are signs verifying the word.
10:94 Provide c neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your
(4) The ministers of the word must cast away all cares that
might hinder them, even the least of them.
(c) For this journey, namely, both that nothing might
hinder them, and also that they might feel some taste
of God's providence: for at their return back, the Lord
asked of them whether they lacked anything by the way,
10:10 Nor scrip for [your] journey, neither two coats, neither
shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his
(d) God will provide you with food.
10:115 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter,
enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go
(5) Happy are they that receive the preaching of the gospel:
and unhappy are they that refuse it.
10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your e peace come upon
it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
(e) It is an idiom taken from the Hebrews, by which they
meant every type of happiness.
10:166 Behold, I send you forth as f sheep in the midst of
wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and g harmless
(6) Christ shows how the ministers must behave themselves
under the cross.
(f) You will be in great danger.
(g) You will not so much as take revenge for an injury: and
by the mixing of these beast's natures together, he
will not have our wisdom to be malicious, nor our
simplicity mad, but a certain form of good nature which
is composed exquisitely of both of them.
10:17 But beware of h men: for they will deliver you up to the
councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
(h) For in the cause of religion men are wolves to each
10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into
another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have i
gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be
(i) Bring to an end, that is, you will not have gone
through all the cities of Israel and preached in
10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master,
and the servant as his lord. If they have called the
master of the house k Beelzebub, how much more [shall
they call] them of his household?
(k) It was the idol of the Acronites, which we call the
god of flies.
10:26l Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered,
that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be
(l) Truth will not always be hidden.
10:27 What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and
what ye hear in the ear, [that] preach ye upon the m
(m) Openly, and in the highest places. For the tops of
their houses were made in such a way that they might
walk upon them; (Ac 10:9).
10:28 And n fear not them which kill the body, but are not
able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able
to destroy both soul and body in hell.
(n) Though tyrants rage and are cruel, yet we must not
10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a o farthing? and one of
them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
(o) The fourth part of an ounce or seven grams.
10:327 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him
will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
(7) The necessity and reward of openly confessing Christ.
10:348 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I
came not to send peace, but a sword.
(8) Civil dissentions follow the preaching of the gospel.
10:379 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not
worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than
me is not worthy of me.
(9) Without exception, nothing is to be preferred before our
duty to God.
10:39 He that p findeth his life shall lose it: and he that
loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
(p) They are said to find their life, who deliver it out
of danger: and this is spoken against the opinion of
the people, who think those that die are certainly
lost, because they think not of the life to come.
10:4010 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that
receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
(10) God is both author and revenger of his holy ministry.
10:4111 He that receiveth a prophet in q the name of a
prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that
receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man
shall receive a righteous man's reward.
(11) We will lose nothing that is bestowed on Christ.
(q) As a Prophet.
10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these r
little ones a cup of cold [water] only in the name of a
disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose
(r) Who in the sight of the world are vile and abject.