Whereupon (en oi). "In which things" (affairs of persecution), "on which errand." Cf. Luke 24:18 . Paul made them leave Palestine ( Luke 11:19 ) and followed them beyond it ( Luke 9:2 ). With the authority and commission (met exousia kai epitroph). Not merely "authority" (exousia), but express appointment (epitroph, old word, but here only in N.T., derived from epitropo, steward, and that from epitrepw, to turn over to, to commit).