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Chapter 10

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   1 And 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 disease.

   2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who
   is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and
   John his brother;

   3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the
   son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

   4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

   5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not
   into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter
   ye not:

   6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

   7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

   8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:
   freely ye have received, freely give.

   9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

   10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor
   yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

   11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it
   is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

   12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.

   13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it
   be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

   14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye
   depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

   15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of
   Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

   16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye
   therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

   17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and
   they will scourge you in their synagogues;

   18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for
   a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

   19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall
   speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

   20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which
   speaketh in you.

   21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the
   father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents,
   and cause them to be put to death.

   22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that
   endureth to the end shall be saved.

   23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for
   verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of
   Israel, till the Son of man be come.

   24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his

   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
   Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

   26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall
   not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

   27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye
   hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

   28 And 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.

   29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not
   fall on the ground without your Father.

   30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

   31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

   32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess
   also before my Father which is in heaven.

   33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before
   my Father which is in heaven.

   34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send
   peace, but a sword.

   35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the
   daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother
   in law.

   36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

   37 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.

   38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not
   worthy of me.

   39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life
   for my sake shall find it.

   40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me
   receiveth him that sent me.

   41 He that receiveth a prophet in 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.

   42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these 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 his reward.
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   The apostles called. (1-4) The apostles instructed and sent forth.
   (5-15) Directions to the apostles. (16-42)1-4 The word "apostle"
   signifies messenger; they were Christ's messengers, sent forth to
   proclaim his kingdom. Christ gave them power to heal all manner of
   sickness. In the grace of the gospel there is a slave for every sore, a
   remedy for every malady. There is no spiritual disease, but there is
   power in Christ for the cure of it. There names are recorded, and it is
   their honour; yet they had more reason to rejoice that their names were
   written in heaven, while the high and mighty names of the great ones of
   the earth are buried in the dust.
   5-15 The Gentiles must not have the gospel brought them, till the Jews
   have refused it. This restraint on the apostles was only in their first
   mission. Wherever they went they must proclaim, The kingdom of heaven
   is at hand. They preached, to establish the faith; the kingdom, to
   animate the hope; of heaven, to inspire the love of heavenly things,
   and the contempt of earthly; which is at hand, that men may prepare for
   it without delay. Christ gave power to work miracles for the confirming
   of their doctrine. This is not necessary now that the kingdom of God is
   come. It showed that the intent of the doctrine they preached, was to
   heal sick souls, and to raise those that were dead in sin. In
   proclaiming the gospel of free grace for the healing and saving of
   men's souls, we must above all avoid the appearance of the spirit of an
   hireling. They are directed what to do in strange towns and cities. The
   servant of Christ is the ambassador of peace to whatever place he is
   sent. His message is even to the vilest sinners, yet it behoves him to
   find out the best persons in every place. It becomes us to pray
   heartily for all, and to conduct ourselves courteously to all. They are
   directed how to act as to those that refused them. The whole counsel of
   God must be declared, and those who will not attend to the gracious
   message, must be shown that their state is dangerous. This should be
   seriously laid to heart by all that hear the gospel, lest their
   privileges only serve to increase their condemnation.
   16-42 Our Lord warned his disciples to prepare for persecution. They
   were to avoid all things which gave advantage to their enemies, all
   meddling with worldly or political concerns, all appearance of evil or
   selfishness, and all underhand measures. Christ foretold troubles, not
   only that the troubles might not be a surprise, but that they might
   confirm their faith. He tells them what they should suffer, and from
   whom. Thus Christ has dealt fairly and faithfully with us, in telling
   us the worst we can meet with in his service; and he would have us deal
   so with ourselves, in sitting down and counting the cost. Persecutors
   are worse than beasts, in that they prey upon those of their own kind.
   The strongest bonds of love and duty, have often been broken through
   from enmity against Christ. Sufferings from friends and relations are
   very grievous; nothing cuts more. It appears plainly, that all who will
   live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution; and we must expect
   to enter into the kingdom of God through many tribulations. With these
   predictions of trouble, are counsels and comforts for a time of trial.
   The disciples of Christ are hated and persecuted as serpents, and their
   ruin is sought, and they need the serpent's wisdom. Be ye harmless as
   doves. Not only, do nobody any hurt, but bear nobody any ill-will.
   Prudent care there must be, but not an anxious, perplexing thought; let
   this care be cast upon God. The disciples of Christ must think more how
   to do well, than how to speak well. In case of great peril, the
   disciples of Christ may go out of the way of danger, though they must
   not go out of the way of duty. No sinful, unlawful means may be used to
   escape; for then it is not a door of God's opening. The fear of man
   brings a snare, a perplexing snare, that disturbs our peace; an
   entangling snare, by which we are drawn into sin; and, therefore, it
   must be striven and prayed against. Tribulation, distress, and
   persecution cannot take away God's love to them, or theirs to him. Fear
   Him, who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. They must
   deliver their message publicly, for all are deeply concerned in the
   doctrine of the gospel. The whole counsel of God must be made known,
   #Ac 20:27|. Christ shows them why they should be of good cheer. Their
   sufferings witnessed against those who oppose his gospel. When God
   calls us to speak for him, we may depend on him to teach us what to
   say. A believing prospect of the end of our troubles, will be of great
   use to support us under them. They may be borne to the end, because the
   sufferers shall be borne up under them. The strength shall be according
   to the day. And it is great encouragement to those who are doing
   Christ's work, that it is a work which shall certainly be done. See how
   the care of Providence extends to all creatures, even to the sparrows.
   This should silence all the fears of God's people; Ye are of more value
   than many sparrows. And the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
   This denotes the account God takes and keeps of his people. It is our
   duty, not only to believe in Christ, but to profess that faith, in
   suffering for him, when we are called to it, as well as in serving him.
   That denial of Christ only is here meant which is persisted in, and
   that confession only can have the blessed recompence here promised,
   which is the real and constant language of faith and love. Religion is
   worth every thing; all who believe the truth of it, will come up to the
   price, and make every thing else yield to it. Christ will lead us
   through sufferings, to glory with him. Those are best prepared for the
   life to come, that sit most loose to this present life. Though the
   kindness done to Christ's disciples be ever so small, yet if there be
   occasion for it, and ability to do no more, it shall be accepted.
   Christ does not say that they deserve a reward; for we cannot merit any
   thing from the hand of God; but they shall receive a reward from the
   free gift of God. Let us boldly confess Christ, and show love to him in
   all things.
   Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

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