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

  • Branda
    God is for all His creation with lots of love and compassion. We also can be as the disciples were if we just pick up Jesus cross and follow,trusting and believing. Our hearts and souls have to be connected to Christ. Doing the will and being obedient to His commandments knowing it shall come with some repercussion from some who will not be in agreement. Trust, believe, being obedient, trust God
  • BSP
    Verse 37 shows that our loyalty can be misplaced and we want to make sure we have our loyalties in the correct order.
  • Mafiri Eliot
    I love my God with all my mind,with all my soul and heart.
  • Jack Hughes
    But do not take your life for granted, because it does not belong to but it belong to God Jesus !
  • Belinda Mensah
    God is good, am glad you give me morning food before work. Thanks God bless you.AMEN
  • 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

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