New American Standard Bible
He said to them, "Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for."
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
Darby Bible Translation
And he says to them, Let us go elsewhere into the neighbouring country towns, that I may preach there also, for for this purpose am I come forth.
World English Bible
He said to them, "Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason."
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'We may go to the next towns, that there also I may preach, for for this I came forth.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he said unto them ... - This was said in answer to their "implied" request that he would go and meet the multitudes. "Since the anxiety to hear the truth is so great, since such multitudes are waiting to hear the word, let us go into the next towns," etc.
Next towns - Towns in the neighborhood or vicinity of Capernaum. He proposed to carry the gospel to them, rather than that multitudes should leave their homes and attend him in his ministry. The word here rendered "towns" denotes places in size between "cities" and "villages," or large places, but without walls.
For therefore came I forth - That is, came forth from God, or was sent by God. Luke, says Luke 4:43, "for therefore am I sent." Compare John 16:28; "I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world." The meaning of this verse therefore is, "Since multitudes press to hear the word, let us not remain here, but go into the neighboring towns also: for I was sent by God not to preach at Capernaum only, but "throughout Judea," and it is therefore improper to confine my labors to this place."
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