Matthew 10:6

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But goe rather to the lost sheepe of the house of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But go to the wandering sheep of the house of Israel,
- Basic English Bible

but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- Darby Bible

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

but, instead of that, go to the lost sheep of Israel's race.
- Weymouth Bible

Rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- World English Bible

but rather go ye to the scheep of the hous of Israel, that han perischid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and be going rather unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:6


Mt 10:6 The lost sheep of the house of Israel. The lost descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Compare this commission with the one given to the apostles after the death and resurrection of the Lord (Mt 10:5,6 28:19). In this commission the apostles are forbidden to go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans, and are confined to the house of Israel. In the other they are commanded to go into "all the world" (Mt 24:14) and to "preach the gospel to every creature" (Mr 16:15); to go "first to Jerusalem, and to Judea, and to Samaria and to the uttermost part of the earth" (Ac 1:8). The first commission is Jewish; the second is world-wide. Yet both are given by the same Lord; why this wide difference? Because the new dispensation was not ushered in until after the resurrection. The Jewish law, national, exclusive, a wall of partition from Gentiles, was yet in force. Christ, "born under the law", and the apostles also were under it until it was removed. They could not keep it and yet become missionaries to the Gentiles. But when Christ died the old dispensation, the law, died with him. "The handwriting of ordinances was nailed to the cross" (Col 2:14). The old covenant passed away when the new came into force, sealed with the blood of Christ. After the death and resurrection of Christ, the law ceased to be binding upon the apostles. The distinctions of Jew and Gentile were destroyed. Hence, under the new covenant, the world-wide covenant, there was a new commission that would send the gospel to all the world. The old covenant was with the seed of Abraham; the new covenant embraced all nations. See Heb 8:13.

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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