Matthew 10:14

“And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And whosoeuer shall not receiue you, nor heare your words: when yee depart out of that house, or city, shake off the dust of your feete.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whoever will not take you in, or give ear to your words, when you go out from that house or that town, put off its dust from your feet.
- Basic English Bible

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart from that house, or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
- Webster's Bible

And whoever refuses to receive you or even to listen to your Message, as you leave that house or town, shake off the very dust from your feet.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever doesn't receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet.
- World English Bible

And who euere resseyueth not you, nethir herith youre wordis, go ye fro that hous or citee, and sprenge of the dust of youre feet.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And whoever may not receive you nor hear your words, coming forth from that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:14


10:14 Shake off the dust from your feet - The Jews thought the land of Israel so peculiarly holy, that when they came home from any heathen country, they stopped at the borders and shook or wiped off the dust of it from their feet, that the holy land might not be polluted with it. Therefore the action here enjoined was a lively intimation, that those Jews who had rejected the Gospel were holy no longer, but were on a level with heathens and idolaters.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:14


Mt 10:14 Shake off the dust of your feet. This was done when there was a positive rejection of the gospel. It was a symbolical act, signifying that all responsibility for the stubborn household or city had ended. Compare Mr 6:11 Lu 9:5 Ac 13:51. Nor can the gospel be forced upon an unwilling people in any age.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Mamie Fluker
    This book also tell us we should not love any one more than the Lord.Not father,mother children or anything.If so we are not worthy of him.Jesus you are Number 1 in my life.Thank God for Jesus!!
  • MaryLeen Dorsainvil
    Mathew chpter 10 verse 38 Jesus says we must take up our cross and follow him and he who loves his life will loose it but he who gives up his life will have eternal life. This passage is telling us that our walk with Christ will be a life that of surrender and sacrifice. Loving and serving God means that we should love and serve each other. Serving just like Jesus did when he was here
  • Lu2677
    Nana Nezi; You asked, " 5-15 is not necessary now that the kingdom of God has come?"
    Matthew 10:5, Jesus commands his apostles not to preach to the Gentiles or the Samaritans. Matthew 10:6 "But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Matthew 1:15, 3:2, 10:7, 4:17. It should be apparent that 5-15 is necessary. Jesus is speaking.
  • Nana Nezi
    According to the KJV, verse 5 says that the kingdom of heaven is at hand (near) please explain your interpretation of the following: 5-15 "This is not necessary now that the kingdom God is come."?

    Thank you for your time.
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    This is plain about the purpose and cost of discipleship.
  • Louisse
    WOw I'm Super Blessed by that.

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