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Mark 6:7

    Mark 6:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he calleth unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he gave orders to the twelve, and sent them out two by two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

    Webster's Revision

    And he calleth unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

    World English Bible

    He called to himself the twelve, and began to send them out two by two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 6:7

    By two and two - That they might encourage and support each other; and to show that union among the ministers of the Gospel is essential to the promotion of the cause of truth. See on Luke 10:1 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 6:7

    And he called unto him the twelve - See the notes at Matthew 10:1.

    And began to send them forth by two and two - In order that they might "support" and "encourage" each other in their work. Amid the trials and opposition with which they would meet, mutual counsel and aid would greatly lighten their burdens and alleviate their calamities. Mutual counsel might also contribute to their success, and lead to "united" plans to advance the kingdom of the Redeemer. Jesus here, as in all the work of religion, consulted at the same time the "happiness" and the "usefulness" of his disciples; nor are they ever separated. Whatever contributes to the "usefulness" of his people produces also their happiness; or, in other words, the secret of being happy is to be "useful."

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 6:7

    6:7 Mt 10:1; Lu 9:1.
    Book: Mark