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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Mark 6:7-13

Here is, I. The commission given to the twelve apostles, to preach and work miracles; it is the same which we had more largely, Matt. 10:1-42. Mark doth not name them here, as Matthew doth, because he had named them before, when they were first called into fellowship with him, Mark 3:16-19. Hitherto they had been conversant with Christ, and had set at his feet, had heard his doctrine, and seen his miracles; and now he determines to make some use of them; they had received, that they might... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Mark 6:7-11

6:7-11 Jesus called The Twelve to him and he began to send them out in twos. He gave them power over unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for the road except a staff. He ordered them not to take bread, or a wallet, or a copper coin in their belts. He ordered them to wear sandals and, he said, "You must not put on two tunics." He said to them, "Wherever you enter into a house, stay there, until you leave that place; and, if any place refuses to give you hospitality, and, if in any... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Mark 6:10

And he said unto them ,.... He continued giving orders and directions to them, saying, in what place soever you enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place : that is, in whatsoever city or town they should come to, the first house they went into, they should continue in, during their stay in that city or town, and not shift from house to house; See Gill on Matthew 10:11 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 6:7-12

Preparations for preaching. From amongst his disciples our Lord selected a few who were to be in a peculiar sense his representatives and ambassadors, and they have had their successors in all the ages of Christendom. Mark significantly says," Then Jesus began to send them forth;" for ever since that day he has been giving similar work, and qualifying similar representatives. A study of their characteristics and of their instructions may be profitable to us. I. THEY WERE TO GO... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 6:7-13

The mission of the twelve. The twelve disciples now first became apostles. This sending forth was a prelude to their life-long mission, to be fulfilled alter their Lord's ascension. They had now been long enough with the Master not only to have imbibed much of his spirit, but to have learned the nature of his ministry and to have entered into its methods. Their evangelistic journey would be disciplinary to themselves and profitable to the population of Galilee, and it would increase and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 6:7-13

The mission of the twelve. Already the Master had called them more than once. He had "many things to say" unto them, and was ever drawing them into closer sympathy with himself, and a higher sense of individual responsibility. St. Mark is not so full as St. Matthew, but from what he does tell us we are able to understand the nature of the work and its reason. The disciples are now to become apostles. I. CHRIST PREPARES AND AUTHORIZES HIS OWN MINISTERS . There was need for... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 6:7-13

The apostolic commission. " The harvest truly is plenteous" and " the labourers are few," therefore "the Lord of the harvest" would "send forth labourcrs late his harvest." To this end "he called unto him the twelve," and gave them the grandest commission ever entrusted to man. let us consider that commission in— I. ITS IMPOSED CONDITIONS . 1 . In company: "by two and two." Thus for mutual encouragement and help. For the heart of the strongest may fail in presence of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 6:7-13

Missionaries. I. MISSIONARIES MUST NOT BE , AS A RULE , SOLITARY MEN . For counsel, defense, cheerfulness, "two are better than one." Without artificially imitating this example, in natural and quiet ways it will be found good to follow. II. MISSIONARIES , AS A RULE , MUST BE FRUGAL MEN . NO luxuries; bare necessaries compose their outfit. It is like the soldier in "marching order," or the exploring traveler. Luxury is a relative term, but the Christian... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 6:7-13

Parallel passages: Matthew 9:35-38 ; Matthew 10:5-42 ; Luke 9:1-6 .— The mission of the twelve. I. THEIR FIRST MISSIONARY ENTERPRISE . Our Lord had already, as recorded in Luke 3:1-38 ., made choice of his twelve disciples, to accompany himself during their time of training, and subsequently to go forth on their apostolic mission and with indubitable credentials of their commission. The time had now come for their first brief and tentative effort in that direction. They... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 6:10

There abide, till ye depart thence. They were not to change their lodgings in any place. This direction was given to them, lest, if they did, they might appear to be fickle and restless; or lest they might hurt the feelings of those with whom they had first lodged. And they were not to stay too long anywhere, lest they should be burdensome to any. read more

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