Matthew 10:8

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Heale the sicke, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out deuils: freely ye haue receiued, freely giue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Heal {the} sick, raise {the} dead, cleanse {the} lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make well those who are ill, give life to the dead, make lepers clean, send evil spirits out of men; freely it has been given to you, freely give.
- Basic English Bible

Heal [the] infirm, [raise the dead], cleanse lepers, cast out demons: ye have received gratuitously, give gratuitously.
- Darby Bible

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons: freely ye have received, freely give.
- Webster's Bible

Cure the sick, raise the dead to life, cleanse lepers, drive out demons: you have received without payment, give without payment.
- Weymouth Bible

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give.
- World English Bible

heele ye sike men, reise ye deede men, clense ye mesels, caste ye out deuelis; freeli ye han takun, freli yyue ye.
- Wycliffe Bible

infirm ones be healing, lepers be cleansing, dead be raising, demons be casting out -- freely ye did receive, freely give.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:8


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:8


Mt 10:8 Heal the sick, etc. Not only in order to do a beneficent work, but to demonstrate that they had the Lord's commission.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:19 BUT WHEN THEY DELIVER YOU UP TAKE NO THOUGHT HOW OR WHAT YOU SHALL SPEAK FOR IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU IN THAT SAME HOUR WHAT YOU SHALL SPEAK *** 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU
  • Wayne
    The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and His ears are open to their prayers but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. He that committeth sin is of the devil. For the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil. We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not.

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:33 BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL DENY ME BEFORE MEN HIM WILL I ALSO DENY BEFORE MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN 2 TIMOTHY 2:12 IF WE SUFFER WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM IF WE DENY HIM --- HE ALSO WILL DENY US ---
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS --- AND HARMLESS AS DOVES --- EPHESIANS 6:17 AND TAKE THE HELMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD 6:18 PRAYING ALWAYS WITH ALL PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT AND WATCHING THEREUNTO WITH ALL PERSEVERANCE AND SUPPLICATION FOR ALL SAINTS
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND --- HARMLESS AS DOVES --- PSALM 11:5 THE LORD TRIETH THE RIGHTEOUS BUT THE WICKED AND HIM/PERSON THAT LOVETH VIOLENCE HIS SOUL HATETH
  • Steve morrow
    matthew 10:37 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 john 14:15 if you love ME keep --- MY COMMANDMENTS --- JOHN 14:21 HE THAT HATH --- MY COMMANDMENTS --- AND KEEPETH THEM HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME AND HE THAT LOVETH ME SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER AND I WILL LOVE HIM AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM

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