Matthew 9:31

31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.

Matthew 9:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
ESV
31 But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.
NLT
31 But instead, they went out and spread his fame all over the region.
MSG
31 But they were hardly out the door before they started blabbing it to everyone they met.
CSB
31 But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout that whole area.

Matthew 9:31 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 9:31

But they, when they were departed
That is, out of the house where they received their cure, and out of the city; for it appears, by what follows, they went into other parts, where it is probable they might originally belong; they

spread abroad his fame in all that country.
This they did, not in contempt of Christ and his orders; but rather out of gratitude to their benefactor, and through an honest zeal to spread his honour and glory: though they are not to be commended for disregarding the command of Christ; for, not our affection, but Christ's will, is to be the rule of our actions.

Matthew 9:31 In-Context

29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”;
30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.”
31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
33 And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S ver 26; Mark 7:36