Lu 10:1
10:1 After {1} these things the Lord appointed other seventy
     also, and sent them two and two before his face into every
     city and place, whither he himself would come.

 (1) The seventy are sent as the second forewarners of the
     coming of Christ.

Lu 10:3
10:3 {2} Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among

 (2) The faithful ministers of the word are in this world as
     lambs among wolves: but if they are diligent to do their
     duty, he who sent them will also preserve them.

Lu 10:4
10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute {a}
     no man by the way.

     (a) This is spoken figuratively, which manner of speech men
         use when they put down more in words than is meant.
         This is usual among the Hebrews when they command a
         thing to be done speedily without delay, as is found in
         2Ki 4:29; for in any other case courteous and
         gentle salutations are matters of Christian duty: as
         for the calling, it was only for a limited time.

Lu 10:6
10:6 And if {b} the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest
     upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

     (b) So say the Hebrews: that is, he that favours the
         doctrine of peace and embraces it.

Lu 10:7
10:7 And in the same house {c} remain, eating and drinking such
     things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his
     hire. Go not from house to house.

     (c) Take up your lodging in that house which you enter into
         first, that is, do not be concerned about comfortable
         lodging, as men do who plan to stay in a place a long
         time: for here that solemn preaching of the gospel,
         which was used afterward when the Churches were
         settled, is not instituted: but these are sent abroad
         to all the coasts of Judea to show them that the last
         jubilee is at hand.

Lu 10:8
10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you,
     {d} eat such things as are set before you:

     (d) Be content with the food that is set before you.

Lu 10:10
10:10 {3} But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive
      you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same,
      and say,

 (3) God is a most severe avenger of the ministry of his gospel.

Lu 10:17
10:17 {4} And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord,
      even the devils are subject unto us {e} through thy name.

 (4) Neither the gift of miracles, neither any other excellent
     gift, but only our election gives us an occasion of true
     joy.  And only the publishing of the gospel is the
     destruction of Satan.
     (e) For Christ's disciples used no absolute authority, but
         performed the miracles they did by calling upon
         Christ's name.

Lu 10:18
10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning {f}
      fall from heaven.

      (f) Paul writes that the location of the devil and his
          angels is in the air, as is found in Eph 6:12,
          and he is said to be cast down from there by force,
          when his power is abolished by the voice of the

Lu 10:19
10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and
      scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and
      nothing shall by any means {g} hurt you.

      (g) Will do you wrong.

Lu 10:21
10:21 {5} In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I
      thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou
      hast hid these things from the {h} wise and prudent, and
      hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it
      seemed good in thy sight.

 (5) The Church is contemptible, if we consider its outward
     appearance, but the wisdom of God is most marvellous in it.
     (h) Of this world.

Lu 10:22
10:22 {6} All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no
      man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the
      Father is, but the Son, and [he] to whom the Son will
      reveal [him].

 (6) Whoever seeks the Father without the Son wanders out of the

Lu 10:23
10:23 {7} And he turned him unto [his] disciples, and said
      privately, Blessed [are] the eyes which see the things
      that ye see:

 (7) The difference between the Old Testament and the New
     consists in the measure of revelation.

Lu 10:25
10:25 {8} And, behold, {i} a certain lawyer stood up, and
      tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit
      eternal life?

 (8) Faith does not take away but establishes the doctrine of
     the law.
     (i) One of those who proclaimed himself to be learned in
         the rites and laws of Moses.

Lu 10:29
10:29 {9} But he, willing {k} to justify himself, said unto
      Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

 (9) The law defines our neighbour as anyone at all that we may
     (k) That is, to vouch his righteousness, or show that he
         was just, that is, void of all faults: and Jas 5:1-20
         uses the word of justification in this sense.

Lu 10:38
10:38 {10} Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered
      into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha
      received him into her house.

 (10) Christ does not desire to be waited upon in a delicate
      manner, but to be heard diligently; this is that which he
      especially requires.