Matthew 10:7

7 Go and preach, "The Kingdom of heaven is near!'

Matthew 10:7 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 10:7

And as ye go
Through the cities of Judea, and the streets thereof, from one city to another, from place to place; for these were itinerant preachers, who were not to abide long in any place, but to move about, that the Gospel might be spread all over the land, and the lost sheep in every corner be sought out and found.

Preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
This was to be the subject matter of their ministry, which they were to proclaim aloud in every place; and which is expressed in the same words with which John the Baptist, and Christ himself, began their ministry,

( Matthew 3:2 ) ( 4:17 ) which shows the entire harmony, and strict agreement, there were between them: for the meaning of the phrase; (See Gill on Matthew 3:2). The Cambridge copy reads, "repent, for the kingdom"

Matthew 10:7 In-Context

5 These twelve men were sent out by Jesus with the following instructions: "Do not go to any Gentile territory or any Samaritan towns.
6 Instead, you are to go to the lost sheep of the people of Israel.
7 Go and preach, "The Kingdom of heaven is near!'
8 Heal the sick, bring the dead back to life, heal those who suffer from dreaded skin diseases, and drive out demons. You have received without paying, so give without being paid.
9 Do not carry any gold, silver, or copper money in your pockets;
Scripture taken from the Good News Translation - Second Edition, Copyright 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.