Matthew 10:7

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 10:7

And as yee goe, preach, saying, The kingdome of heauen is at hand:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And, on your way, say, The kingdom of heaven is near.
- Basic English Bible

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.
- Darby Bible

And as ye go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
- Webster's Bible

And as you go, preach and say, `The Kingdom of the Heavens is close at hand.'
- Weymouth Bible

As you go, preach, saying, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!'
- World English Bible

And go ye, and preche ye, and seie, that the kyngdam of heuenes shal neiye;
- Wycliffe Bible

`And, going on, proclaim saying that, the reign of the heavens hath come nigh;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 10:7

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:7

10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth - Herein exercising his supreme authority, as God over all. None but God can give men authority to preach his word. Go not - Their commission was thus confined now, because the calling of the Gentiles was deferred till after the more plentiful effusion of the Holy Ghost on the day of pentecost. Enter not - Not to preach; but they might to buy what they wanted, #John 4:9|.

10:8 Cast out devils - It is a great relief to the spirits of an infidel, sinking under a dread, that possibly the Gospel may be true, to find it observed by a learned brother, that the diseases therein ascribed to the operation of the devil have the very same symptoms with the natural diseases of lunacy, epilepsy, or convulsions; whence he readily and very willingly concludes, that the devil had no hand in them. But it were well to stop and consider a little. Suppose God should suffer an evil spirit to usurp the same power over a man's body, as the man himself has naturally; and suppose him actually to exercise that power; could we conclude the devil had no hand therein, because his body was bent in the very same manner wherein the man himself might have bent it naturally? And suppose God gives an evil spirit a greater power, to effect immediately the organ of the nerves in the brain, by irritating them to produce violent motions, or so relaxing them that they can produce little or no motion; still the symptoms will be those of over tense nerves, as in madness, epilepsies, convulsions; or of relaxed nerves, as in paralytic cases. But could we conclude thence that the devil had no hand in them? Will any man affirm that God cannot or will not, on any occasion whatever, give such a power to an evil spirit? Or that effects, the like of which may be produced by natural causes, cannot possibly be produced by preternatural? If this be possible, then he who affirms it was so, in any particular case, cannot be justly charged with falsehood, merely for affirming the reality of a possible thing. Yet in this manner are the evangelists treated by those unhappy men, who above all things dread the truth of the Gospel, because, if it is true, they are of all men the most miserable. Freely ye have received - All things; in particular the power of working miracles; freely give - Exert that power wherever you come. #Mark 6:7|; Luke 9:2.

10:9 Provide not - The stress seems to lie on this word: they might use what they had ready; but they might not stay a moment to provide any thing more, neither take any thought about it. Nor indeed were they to take any thing with them, more than was strictly necessary. Lest it should retard them. Because they were to learn hereby to trust to God in all future exigencies.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:7

Mt 10:7 Preach, . . . The kingdom of heaven is at hand. John the Baptist, and Christ also, had preached, "The kingdom is at hand" (Mt 3:2 4:17). It had not yet been inaugurated. So the apostles were still to preach. It was near, but not in existence. There was no such charge in the second commission. Then "all power . . . in heaven and in earth" (Mt 28:18) was in the hands of Christ. He became King after he suffered, and his kingdom was inaugurated on earth on the day of Pentecost. When he was "lifted up" (Joh 3:14), he became King.

Discussion for Matthew 10:7


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