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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 10:1-16

3. The importance of participation 10:1-16The theme of discipleship training continues in this section of verses. The 70 disciples that Jesus sent out contrast with the three men Luke just finished presenting (Luke 9:57-62). This was a second mission on which Jesus sent a group of His disciples, the first being the mission of the Twelve (Luke 9:1-6; Luke 9:10). Only Luke referred to it, though there are similarities with other Gospel passages (cf. Matthew 9:37-38; Matthew 10:7-16; Matthew... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 10:10-11

The Seventy were to declare publicly two things to the towns (i.e., the people of the towns) that rejected them and their message. They were to pronounce a symbolic rejection for unbelief (cf. Luke 9:5; Matthew 10:14; Mark 6:11), and they were to remind the rejecters of the reality of the kingdom offer that they had spurned. This second action was a virtual sentence of judgment. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 10:1-42

The Seventy. The Good Samaritan. Martha and Mary1-16. Choice and mission of the Seventy (peculiar to Lk). Another step in the organisation of the Church. The Seventy receive a subordinate commission, similar to that of the apostles, to preach and to cast out devils (Luke 10:9, Luke 10:17). Two motives may be discerned in the sending forth of so numerous a body of missionaries. (1) The time before His Passion was now short, and Jesus wished the message of salvation to reach as many Israelites as... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Luke 10:10-11

(10, 11) Into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not.—See Notes on Matthew 10:13. read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Luke 10:11

(11) Be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.—There is something very solemnly impressive in the fact that this is the message to be uttered alike to the believing and the unbelieving. Now, as of old, the prophets of the Lord had to utter their proclamation, whether men would hear or whether they would forbear (Ezekiel 2:7). read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Luke 10:1-42

The Service of Men Luke 10:1-2 Jesus in this conversation counsels His disciples concerning the conditions of the best service of man by man; and since we are all still apprentices to the Great Worker and Master, we welcome the opportunity of sitting at His feet, breathing the atmosphere of His presence, catching hints of the laws of all true work in and for His kingdom, and mastering the secret of His own intense, ceaseless, and wonderfully reproductive activity. I. But, first, we must... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Luke 10:1-42

CHAPTER 10 1. The Seventy Appointed. (Luke 10:1-16 ) 2. The Return of the Seventy and the True Rejoicing. (Luke 10:17-20 ) 3. Jesus Rejoiced in Spirit. (Luke 10:21-24 ) 4. The Question of the Lawyer. (Luke 10:25-29 ) 5. The Parable of the Good Samaritan. (Luke 10:30-37 ) 6. Martha and Mary. (Luke 10:38-42 .) Luke 10:1-24 Seventy others are commissioned by Him to be His heralds. They were to visit every city and place, which He would visit. How great and extended the labors of the Son of... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 10:1-42

THE SENDING OF SEVENTY OTHERS (vs.1-16) As we progress in this Gospel, earthly things tend to recede and heaven comes gradually more into view, specially following the transfiguration (ch.9:8-36) and the Lord setting His face toward Jerusalem to be delivered up to the Jews (ch.9:51). Yet the testimony of the Lord increased. He sent forth seventy other disciples, in pairs, to prepare the way for Him in every city to which He would come. He gave them no encouragement to believe they would be... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Luke 10:1-42

THE TWELVE AND THE SEVENTY The events of chapter 9 with a single exception, were dealt with in either Matthew or Mark. Luke, however, adds items of flesh interest to some of them which the student can easily discover by comparison. Chapter 10 has three subjects original with Luke: (1) the sending forth of the seventy (Luke 10:1-24 ); (2) the lawyers question and its answer (Luke 10:25-37 ); and (3) the story of Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42 ). The sending forth of the seventy fits into... read more

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