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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! VERSE 6 THRU 42 ! SHALOM ISRAEL ZION INDEED AMEN AND AMEN ! THY SALVATION DRAWETH NEIGH UNTO THEE AMEN AND AMEN ! SHABBAT SHALOM YEDDA DIM ! GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH, IN AND THROUGH HIS SON MESSIAH CHRIST YESHUA JESUS GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED !
  • BSP
    Jesus foretold that his followers would be hated but in order to be saved we must endure all the way to the end.
  • Jack Hughes
    Amen to those words! God gave me some good news today !
  • Ann George
    I can accept the hate ..the endurance is impossible without faith in Jesus.
  • Eric
    The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
  • Eric
    The Gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

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