Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 10:41
- In the name of a prophet (eiv onoma prophtou).
- "Because he is a prophet" (Moffatt). In an Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 37 (A.D. 49) we find onomati eleuterou in virtue of being free-born. "He that receiveth a prophet from no ulterior motive, but simply qua prophet (ut prophetam, Jer.) would receive a reward in the coming age equal to that of his guest" (McNeile). The use of eiv here is to be noted. In reality eiv is simply en with the same meaning. It is not proper to say that eiv has always to be translated "into." Besides these examples of eiv onoma in verses 10:41 and 10:42 see Matthew 12:41 eiv to khrugma Iwna (see Robertson's Grammar, p. 593).
- Unto one of these little ones (ena twn mikrwn toutwn).
- Simple believers who are neither apostles, prophets, or particularly righteous, just "learners," "in the name of a disciple" (eiv onoma mathtou). Alford thinks that some children were present (cf. Matthew 18:2-6).