These twelve Jesus sent forth (toutou tou dwdeka apesteilen o Ihsou). The word "sent forth" (apesteilen) is the same root as "apostles." The same word reappears in Mark 10:16 . Way of the Gentiles (odon eqnwn). 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 ).