New American Standard Bible
but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
King James Bible
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
World English Bible
Rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
and be going rather unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But go rather to the lost sheep ... - That is, to the Jews. He regarded them as wandering and lost, like sheep straying without a shepherd. They had been the chosen people of God; they had long looked for the Messiah; and it was proper that the gospel should be first offered to them.
LibraryThe Obscure Apostles
'These twelve Jesus sent forth.'--MATT. x. 5. And half of 'these twelve' are never heard of as doing any work for Christ. Peter and James and John we know; the other James and Judas have possibly left us short letters; Matthew gives us a Gospel; and of all the rest no trace is left. Some of them are never so much as named again, except in the list at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles; and none of them except the three who 'seemed to be pillars' appear to have been of much importance in the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The King's Charge to his Ambassadors
Enduring to the End
"My people have become lost sheep; Their shepherds have led them astray. They have made them turn aside on the mountains; They have gone along from mountain to hill And have forgotten their resting place.
"Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them.
But He answered and said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
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