The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMatthew 9:31
But they, when they were departed…
That is, out of the
house where they received their cure, and out of the city; for it
appears, by what follows, they went into other parts, where it is
probable they might originally belong; they
spread abroad his fame in all that country.
This they did, not in
contempt of Christ and his orders; but rather out of gratitude to
their benefactor, and through an honest zeal to spread his honour
and glory: though they are not to be commended for disregarding the
command of Christ; for, not our affection, but Christ's will, is to
be the rule of our actions.