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Matthew 10:8

    Matthew 10:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Make well those who are ill, give life to the dead, make lepers clean, send evil spirits out of men; freely it has been given to you, freely give.

    Webster's Revision

    Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.

    World English Bible

    Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils: freely ye received, freely give.

    Definitions for Matthew 10:8

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 10:8

    Raise the dead - This is wanting in the MSS. marked EKLMS of Griesbach, and in those marked BHV of Mathai, and in upwards of one hundred others. It is also wanting in the Syriac, (Vienna edition), latter Persic, Sahidic, Armenian, Sclavonic, and in one copy of the Itala; also in Athanasius, Basil, and Chrysostom. There is no evidence that the disciples raised any dead person previously to the resurrection of Christ. The words should certainly be omitted, unless we could suppose that the authority now given respected not only their present mission, but comprehended also their future conduct. But that our blessed Lord did not give this power to his disciples at this time, is, I think, pretty evident from Matthew 10:1, and from Luke 9:6, Luke 9:10; Luke 10:19, Luke 10:20, where, if any such power had been given, or exercised, it would doubtless have been mentioned. Wetstein has rejected it, and so did Griesbach in his first edition; but in the second (1796) he has left it in the text, with a note of doubtfulness.

    Freely ye have received, freely give - A rule very necessary, and of great extent. A minister or laborer in the Gospel vineyard, though worthy of his comfortable support while in the work, should never preach for hire, or make a secular traffic of a spiritual work. What a scandal is it for a man to traffic with gifts which he pretends, at least, to have received from the Holy Ghost, of which he is not the master, but the dispenser. He who preaches to get a living, or to make a fortune, is guilty of the most infamous sacrilege.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 10:8

    Freely ye have received, freely give - That is, they were not to sell their favors of healing, preaching, etc. They were not to make a money-making business of it, to bargain specifically to heal for so much, and to cast out devils for so much. This, however, neither then nor afterward precluded them from receiving a competent support. See Luke 10:7; 1 Corinthians 9:8-14; 1 Timothy 5:18.

    Verses Related to Matthew 10:8

    Psalms 103:3 - Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
    Exodus 23:25 - And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
    Matthew 4:23 - And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.