Bible Study Conversation
Matthew 10:1 AMP – "AND JESUS summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness and infirmity." Ever wonder exactly what Jesus did when He gave this power and authority? The Greek word here for "gave" is didōmi. The Strong's definition is, "A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection): – adventure, bestow, bring forth, commit, deliver (up), give, grant, hinder, make, minister, number, offer, have power, put, receive, set, shew, smite (+ with the hand), strike (+ with the palm of the hand), suffer, take, utter, yield." That last part would make Jesus sound a little like some of those tele-evangelist we like to make fun of, huh?