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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 9:1-9

We have here, I. The method Christ took to spread his gospel, to diffuse and enforce the light of it. He had himself travelled about, preaching and healing; but he could be only in one place at a time, and therefore now he sent his twelve disciples abroad, who by this time were pretty well instructed in the nature of the present dispensation, and able to instruct others and deliver to them what they had received from the Lord. Let them disperse themselves, some one way and some another, to... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 9:1-9

9:1-9 Jesus called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to cure those who were ill. He said to them, "Take nothing for the road, neither a staff nor a wallet, nor bread nor money, nor two tunics. Whatever house you go into, stay there, and leave from there. As for whoever do not receive you--when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as evidence against them." So they... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 9:7

Now Herod the tetrarch ,.... Of Galilee, and who is called a king in Mark 6:14 as he is here in the Ethiopic version: heard of all that was done by him ; of all the miracles that were wrought by Christ, and his apostles; the fame of which were the more spread through the mission of the apostles, and the journey they took through all the towns and cities of Galilee, which were in Herod's jurisdiction; by which means he, and his court, came to the knowledge of them, the whole country,... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 9:7

Herod the tetrarch - See on Matthew 2:1 ; (note); Matthew 14:1 ; (note). By him - This is omitted by BCDL, two others, the Coptic, Sahidic, Armenian, and four of the Itala. It is probable that Luke might have written, Herod, hearing of all the things that were done, etc.; but Matthew says particularly, that it was the fame of Jesus of which he heard: Matthew 14:1 . He was perplexed; - He was greatly perplexed διηπορει· from δια emphat. and απορεω , I am in perplexity. It... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 9:1-17

The mission of the twelve. After the group of miracles, we have our Lord next conferring the power of working miracles upon the twelve. This was miraculous power in its highest form. It is important to work well one's self; but it is a still greater feat to get all about one's self into working order too. Jesus was training his disciples to be workers like himself. Let us, then, consider— I. THE CONDITIONS OF THE MISSION OF . THE TWELVE . ( Luke 9:1-6 .) And here we... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 9:1-22

(See afterwards in connection with Luke 10:1-42 .) read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 9:7

Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him . This was Herod Antipas; he was a son of Herod the Great; his mother's name was Malthace. After his father's death he became tetrareh or prince-ruler of Galilee, Peraea, and of a fourth part of the Roman province of Syria. His first wife was daughter of Aretas, a famous Arabian sheik spoken of by St. Paul as "king of the Damascenes" ( 2 Corinthians 11:32 ). This princess he divorced, and contracted a marriage at once incestuous and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 9:7-9

The tetrarch and the Teacher. Our Lord had very little to do with the "kings and rulers of the earth," but they did occasionally cross his path. At such times he bore himself as we should expect he would—he who was so far below and yet so much further above them. I/is relations with Herod, as suggested by the text, were these— I. THE TEACHER CAUSING TROUBLE TO THE TETRARCH . Herod "was perplexed" by all that he heard concerning Christ: his own wonderful works and those... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Luke 9:7-9

See the notes at Matthew 14:1-2. Compare Mark 6:14-16. read more

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