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

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:37 he that loveth father or mother more than ME is not worthy of ME and he that loveth son or daughter more than ME is not worthy of ME *** ROMANS 6:16 know you not that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey his servants you are to whom you obey whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness JOHN 14:15 --IF-- you love ME --- keep MY commandments ---
  • A disciple
    "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." Matthew 10:22 Coinciding with the transgressors coming to the full, and their casting away all the cords and breaking all the bands, in their furious rage and worthless imagination against the LORD and against His Anointed when they no longer are able to bear with the sound doctrine of Christ's Truth the only thing left for them, to deal with being disrespected and rejected by God is to turn all their forces toward taking away the righteous FROM AMONG THEM, WHO ARE GOOD AND ACCEPTED OF GOD. Everything in us which wants to scream with anger over their wicked perversion and injustice, and NO JUDGMENT must be held in patient endurance and self control even as God has patient endurance and self control and so in our patience we will overcome and gain our souls' salvation IN JESUS' MIGHTY NAME!
  • A disciple
    Simon the "Canaanite" seems to be a mistake in the KJV translation; since ALL the Apostles were Israelites, and were strictly brought up to keep separate from non Jews. Plus, more importantly; in the Greek it seems to indicate rather that this Simon was "from Cana" and not a Palestinian Canaanite! Read about all the explaining Peter had to when he was called to go preach to the house of Cornelius.
  • GOD IS AWESOMEQ
    Amen GOD IS GOOD AND ALWAYS WORTH TO ME NO MATTER WHAT HE IS MY FRIEND AND I WILL ALWAYS TRUST AND BELIEVE IN HIM ME AND MY FAMILY
  • BSP
    Verses 34 through 36- the Scriptural message is not to blame, but it is the rejection or opposition of unbelieving family members that causes the rifts or divisions.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND HARMLESS AS DOVES 2 TIMOTHY 2:24 AND THE SERVANT OF THE LORD MUST NOT STRIVE BUT BE GENTLE UNTO ALL MEN APT TO TEACH PATIENT 1 THESSALONIANS 2:7 BUT WE WERE GENTLE AMONG YOU ALL EVEN AS A NURSE CHERISHETH HER CHILDREN JAMES 1:16 DO NOT ERR MY BELOVED CHILDREN

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