And he said likewise to him
He commended him as a good and faithful servant, though this is not expressed; and added,
be thou over five cities;
which does not denote any inequality of glory in Christ's ministers, who will all shine as the firmament, and as the stars for ever and ever; at least, there will be no inequality in the ultimate state of happiness, when all the saints shall shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father, whatever there may be in the kingdom state, or in Christ's personal reign with his saints on earth. The above learned writer would have this passage compared with ( Isaiah 19:18 ) .