Matthew 10:28

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And feare not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soule: but rather feare him which is able to destroy both soule and body in hell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And have no fear of those who put to death the body, but are not able to put to death the soul. But have fear of him who has power to give soul and body to destruction in hell.
- Basic English Bible

And be not afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul; but fear rather him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
- Darby Bible

And fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
- Webster's Bible

And do not fear those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
- World English Bible

And nyle ye drede hem that sleen the bodi; for thei moun not sle the soule; but rather drede ye hym, that mai lese bothe soule and bodi in to helle.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:28


10:28 And be not afraid - of any thing which ye may suffer for proclaiming it. Be afraid of him who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell - It is remarkable, that our Lord commands those who love God, still to fear him, even on this account, under this notion.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:28


Mt 10:28 Fear not them. Of men, who can only destroy the body, but cannot harm the soul. But rather fear him, etc. Fear God, who can condemn the soul to banishment. The command is to fear not the displeasure of man, but that of God. In hell. See PNT "Mt 5:22". The word in the Greek is "Gehenna", not "hades".

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Word
    Rebecca kurowski He is even counting them from the hair roots out because He is within you. If you love Him He is with you and will never leave you or forsake you. Test you and trails, prove you yes so hunger for the word and as I do learn all you can and He will make Himself known to you. He loves you so much, it's beyond your mind and if your there with Him He will be there for you. Always study
  • Rebecca kurowski
    this Powerful Scripture tells me that the Creator of all heaven and earth cares for me to focus only on me when He is looking at me GOD knows how many hairs I have on my head GOD is a GOD of love and compassion.
  • Millicent
    God is really wonderful Because he alone is able to count our hair,He is the I AM THAT I AM.
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God . In the beginning there was a word and the word was with God and the word was God. Lets give thanks to Jesus for bringing and fulfilling the scriptures for us so that we may all have life. Thanks to the blood of Jesus praise God I will only give my praises back to you Lord Jesus for you are worthy to be praised. Amen
  • Renee
    you will know them by their fruit. Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the out of God
  • MockingBird
    Notice the Lord said sent , not those that went : If your sent then God is there to back you all the way and He will let you know what is ahead : wolves : Yes , a serpent is very subtle and wise , Be that way and yes ,Dove is Holy Spirit : be gentle , let Him direct your speech.

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