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These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils.
Devils or demons (Greek, daimonion) was the term for evil spirits believed to be responsible for physical and mental ills. Destroying them was central to Jesus’ ministry and teaching, and he conferred this ability on his disciples as well (see 3:14, 15; Matthew 10:8, Responsive Reading; Luke 10:17). Here, just prior to his ascension, the Master reminds his close followers of this Christly power.
Resources quoted in this issue
RR: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 1. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04; Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged in One Volume. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1991.
Cit. 3: NLT Study Bible. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2017.
Cits. 5, 7: Barnes, Albert. Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Whole Bible. New York, 1834–85. Also available at biblehub.com/commentaries.
Cit. 13: Spence-Jones, Henry Donald Maurice, Joseph S. Exell, and Edward Mark Deems, eds. The Pulpit Commentary. London, 1880–1909. Also available at biblehub.com/commentaries.
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