Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 10:5
- These twelve Jesus sent forth (toutouv touv dwdeka apesteilen o Ihsouv).
- The word "sent forth" (apesteilen) is the same root as "apostles." The same word reappears in 10:16.
- Way of the Gentiles (odon etnwn).
- Objective genitive, way leading to the Gentiles. This prohibition against going among the Gentiles and the Samaritans was for this special tour. They were to give the Jews the first opportunity and not to prejudice the cause at this stage. Later Jesus will order them to go and disciple all the Gentiles (Matthew 28:19).