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Luke 10:1 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

The Captain general of our salvation, Christ Jesus, having called, commissioned, and sent forth his twelve apostles, as great commanders to subdue his native kingom of Israel to himself, at the sixth chapter of this Gospel; Luk 6:12-16 in this chapter he sends after them a band of seventy auxiliary forces, to aid and assist them: After these things the Lord appointed other seventy disciples, and sent them two and two before his face.

Where note, 1. The person commissioning and sending them forth: Christ himself.

Thence learn, that none ought to take upon them the office of preaching, or other ministerial functions in the church, until thereunto called by Christ himself. The twelve apostles and seventy disciples, had an immediate mission from Christ himself; all his ministers are now called mediately, and receive their authority from Christ by the hands of the governors of his church.

Note, 2. The manner of their sending: two and two in a company, partly to make their message of more authority, partly to testify their mutual consent in the doctrine they taught, and partly to comfort and encourage, to help and strengthen, to assist and support each other.

In imitation of this example, the Jesuits sent forth their emissaries by pairs.

Learn hence, that the ministers of the gospel do stand in great need of the mutual help and comfort, of the united assistance and encouragement of each other, in the weighty duties of their calling and function.

Our Saviour in the next verse compares his ministers to harvest laborers, who are to help and assist one another, the strong endeavoring to strengthen the hands of the weak.

But, Lord, what tears are sufficient to bewail the want of love and unity, yea, the prevalency of that envy and malignity, which is found too often among the ministers of the gospel; so that instead of going forth two by two, happy is he that is alone in a place.

Well might Melancthon bless God, when he lay dying, that he was going to a place where he should be freed from the implacable hatred of divines; this is, and ought to be, for a lamentation.

Consult other comments:

Luke 10:1 - The Greek Testament

Luke 10:1 - Barclay Daily Study Bible

Luke 10:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 10:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 10:1 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 10:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 10:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 10:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Luke 10:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 10:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 10:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 10:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 10:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 10:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 10:1 - John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Luke 10:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 10:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 10:1 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 10:1 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

Luke 10:1 - F. B. Hole's Old and New Testaments Commentary

Luke 10:1 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 10:1 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 10:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

Luke 10:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 10:1 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 10:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 10:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 10:1 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 10:1 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 10:1 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 10:1 - Grant's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 10:1 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 10:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 10:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 10:1 - International Critical Commentary New Testament

Luke 10:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 10:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Luke 10:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 10:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

Luke 10:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 10:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 10:1 - Cornelius Lapide Commentary

Luke 10:1 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 10:1 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

Luke 10:1 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 10:1 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 10:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

Luke 10:1 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 10:1 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

Luke 10:1 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

Luke 10:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 10:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 10:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 10:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 10:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Luke 10:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 10:1 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 10:1 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 10:1 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 10:1 - The Sermon Bible

Luke 10:1 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Luke 10:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 10:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 10:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 10:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 10:1 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 10:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 10:1 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament