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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE - Chapter 10 - Verse 7

Verse 7. See Barnes on "Mt 10:11".

On this passage Dr. Thomson (The Land and the Book, vol. i. p. 534) remarks:

"The reason [for the command, 'Go not from house to house']

is very obvious to one acquainted with Oriental customs.

When a stranger arrives in a village or an encampment,

the neighbours, one after another, must invite him to

eat with them. There is a strict etiquette about it,

involving much ostentation and hypocrisy, and a failure

in the due observance of this system of hospitality is

violently resented, and often leads to alienations and

feuds among neighbours; it also consumes much time,

causes unusual distraction of mind, leads to levity,

and every way counteracts the success of a spiritual

mission."

{h} "the labourer is" 1 Co 9:4-14; 1 Ti 5:18 {i} "Go not from house" 1 Ti 5:13

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