6 So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.

Other Translations of Luke 9:6

King James Version

6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

English Standard Version

6 And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

The Message

6 Commissioned, they left. They traveled from town to town telling the latest news of God, the Message, and curing people everywhere they went.

New King James Version

6 So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

New Living Translation

6 So they began their circuit of the villages, preaching the Good News and healing the sick.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 9:6

Commentary on Luke 9:1-9

(Read Luke 9:1-9)

Christ sent his twelve disciples abroad, who by this time were able to teach others what they had received from the Lord. They must not be anxious to commend themselves to people's esteem by outward appearance. They must go as they were. The Lord Jesus is the fountain of power and authority, to whom all creatures must, in one way or another, be subject; and if he goes with the word of his ministers in power, to deliver sinners from Satan's bondage, they may be sure that he will care for their wants. When truth and love thus go together, and yet the message of God is rejected and despised, it leaves men without excuse, and turns to a testimony against them. Herod's guilty conscience was ready to conclude that John was risen from the dead. He desired to see Jesus; and why did he not go and see him? Probably, because he thought it below him, or because he wished not to have any more reprovers of sin. Delaying it now, his heart was hardened, and when he did see Jesus, he was as much prejudiced against him as others, Luke 23:11.