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

  • Irene123
    Matt. 10:34 - " ... not ... peace, but a sword." I, too, thought of a literal sword, but the Lord showed me Eph. 6:17 - " ..... the sword ..... which is the word of God." And Lk. 12:51 corroborates Matt. - " .... but rather division." The Bible does cause division - between families, friends and churches.
  • Trailus
    He would have forgiven him, but like a lot of us we let the enemy put In our head that the Farther will not forgive. Which is a lie.
  • Steve morrow
    very important Irene PROVERBS 6:16 these six things doth the LORD hate yea seven are an abomination unto HIM ....... 6:19 A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN psalm 7:11 GOD judgeth the righteous and GOD is angry with the wicked every day proverbs 18:21 death 7 life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof
  • Irene123
    Judas Iscariot; can you see how Jesus loved him? He KNEW he would betray Him (even before Judas was born) yet He gave him every chance to see the light. And - after Judas betrayed Him - he maybe did see the light, but either couldn't believe he could be forgiven or God let him go. I personally believe he could have repented. We need to be very careful what we do and say.
  • Joshua Brown
    Pure word from god
  • Joyce Ballentine
    LORD WE NEED U TODAY MORE THAN EVER TO STRENGTHEN THE BODY OF CHRIST TO BE MORE LIKE JESUS AND NOT LIKE THE WORLD!!! ITS ALL OR NOTHING! Mathew 10:33 "But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in Heaven." JESUS ACKNOWLEDGED HIS FATHER BY LIVING A LIFE OF LOVE AND OBEDIENCE! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!

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