Matthew 10:10

Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nor scrippe for your iourney, neither two coats, neither shooes, nor yet staues: (for the workeman is worthy of his meat.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

or a bag for {your} journey, or even two coats, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

no wallet for `your' journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take no bag for your journey and do not take two coats or shoes or a stick: for the workman has a right to his food.
- Basic English Bible

nor scrip for the way, nor two body coats, nor sandals, nor a staff: for the workman is worthy of his nourishment.
- Darby Bible

Nor bag for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor a staff: for the workman is worthy of his food.
- Webster's Bible

no bag for your journey, nor change of linen, nor shoes, nor stick; for the labourer deserves his food.
- Weymouth Bible

Take no bag for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food.
- World English Bible

nether twei cootis, nethir shoon, nether a yerde; for a werkman is worthi his mete.
- Wycliffe Bible

nor scrip for the way, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor staff -- for the workman is worthy of his nourishment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:10


10:10 Neither scrip - That is, a wallet, or bag to hold provisions: Nor yet a staff - We read, #Mark 6:8|, Take nothing, save a staff only. He that had one might take it; they that had none, might not provide any. For the workman is worthy of his maintenance - The word includes all that is mentioned in the 9th and 10th verses; #Mt 10:9|,10 all that they were forbidden to provide for themselves, so far as it was needful for them. #Luke 10:7|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:10


Mt 10:10 Nor scrip. A wallet, or valise. Nor shoes. They were allowed to wear sandals, such as the common people wore (Mr 6:8,9). They should go with simply their ordinary wear. They were required to dress as the people. Nor staves. With the staff each one had, but without an extra supply. A staff was always carried in walking over the rugged mountains of Palestine.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • A disciple
    As we get ready in the morning to go to work, or whatever we have for the day we have to first have a set time of sitting at Jesus' feet and hearing His Word. We have to set in order an account of ourselves to God like David wrote in the 5th Psalm so that we have nothing evil or unclean in us and thereby mislead ourselves that we are walking with God, while in our hearts may reside things that makes us unfit for His Presence. In this we do open our hearts to receive the fullness of the Spirit to teach us and direct our ways and that, so we may indeed be in the open with others as we are in the Secret Place of the Most HIGH. Remember always, that the Dove came down and lighted upon the Lamb: NOT a tiger or any other kind of viscous beast! It is a very deep and powerful Word which is told us "LET this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.." It is a matter of our agreement with Him, that we walk like He walks, think like He thinks that we are of the Same Spirit and Faith of Jesus in God.
  • BSP
    When engaging in the ministry, we must be both cautious and wise. We must use discernment to know what to say and how to say it.
  • A disciple
    Hi Ann; Did you notice how that chapter 10 very closely resembles chapter 24, as well as what the Lord was telling the Apostles at the Last Supper in John 13-17? I think that tells us, that the Lord does not need to water down the truth just because we're new; but that He speaks the truth straight and direct. As we grow in grace and knowledge, and are able to understand more, He expounds more.
  • Anne
    In this chapter, Jesus prepares his disciples for Ministry to the Jews to teach them about the Kingdom of God.
  • BSP
    Verse 23: Jesus foresaw that many of his followers would be forced from their homes due to persecution. He advised ones to leave when things like that happened.
  • A disciple
    Jesus began to do and to teach, and to heal everyone who had need of healing; and then begins to charge His disciples to continue with the same work. In Matthew 5-7 was a similar thing, when Jesus began to teach about the character and nature of a disciple and now continues with what the disciples' work will be, and what kind life we should expect till He comes; just as He does at the Last Supper.

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