Luke 10:9
And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
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(9) The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.—Here again the form of the words is peculiar to St. Luke. This was to be the burden of those who, as preachers, were, in the strictest sense, the heralds of the great King.

10:1-16 Christ sent the seventy disciples, two and two, that they might strengthen and encourage one another. The ministry of the gospel calls men to receive Christ as a Prince and a Saviour; and he will surely come in the power of his Spirit to all places whither he sends his faithful servants. But the doom of those who receive the grace of God in vain, will be very fearful Those who despise the faithful ministers of Christ, who think meanly of them, and look scornfully upon them, will be reckoned as despisers of God and Christ.See the notes at Matthew 10:14-15. 3-12. (See on [1625]Mt 10:7-16). See Poole on "Luke 10:8"

And heal the sick that are therein,.... Of all their bodily diseases, which would not only show their power and warrant, theft mission and commission, but also their goodness and beneficence to men; and would be a sufficient return for what they ate and drank:

and say unto them; not only to the sick that are healed, and those in the house in which they were, but to all the inhabitants of the city;

the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you: the Gospel dispensation, the kingdom of the Messiah, and even the Messiah himself, as might be concluded from the miracles they wrought; and thus by their ministry and works, were they to go before Christ, and prepare his way.

And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
Luke 10:9. The functions of the missionaries briefly indicated = heal the sick, and announce that the kingdom is at their doors (ἤγγικεν).

9. The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you] So that our Lord’s last messages resembled His first preaching, Matthew 4:17.

Luke 10:9. Ἐν αὐτῇ, in it) viz. in the city. So all the sick in a whole region might be healed.—ἤγγικεν, is come nigh) See Luke 10:1, at the end.

Verse 9. - And heal the sick that are therein. These were strangely great powers to confer upon poor weak men - men, too, only in the very dawn of faith - and their naive surprise and joy (see ver. 17) show how little they believed in their possession of such powers, even after their Master's words announcing to them the gift. But this prodigality of miraculous energy was needful then. The first beginning of so stupendous a work as laying securely the ground stories of Christianity - what Renan, with all his enmity to revealed religion, calls "l'evenement capital de l'histoire du monde" - required this special aid from another sphere. Luke 10:9
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