(1) The seventy are sent as the second forewarners of the coming of Christ.
(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.
(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 (2 Kings 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.
(b) So say the Hebrews: that is, he that favours the doctrine of peace and embraces it.
(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.
(d) Be content with the food that is set before you.
(3) God is a most severe avenger of the ministry of his gospel.
(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.
(f) Paul writes that the location of the devil and his angels is in the air, as is found in (Ephesians 6:12), and he is said to be cast down from there by force, when his power is abolished by the voice of the Gospel.
(g) Will do you wrong.
(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.
(6) Whoever seeks the Father without the Son wanders out of the way.
(7) The difference between the Old Testament and the New consists in the measure of revelation.
(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.
(9) The law defines our neighbour as anyone at all that we may help.
(k) That is, to vouch his righteousness, or show that he was just, that is, void of all faults: and (James 5:1-20) uses the word of justification in this sense.
(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.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Luke 10". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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