New American Standard Bible
"Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,
King James Bible
Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
Darby Bible Translation
Do not provide yourselves with gold, or silver, or brass, for your belts,
World English Bible
Don't take any gold, nor silver, nor brass in your money belts.
Young's Literal Translation
'Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your girdles,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See also Mark 6:8-11, and Luke 9:3-5. In both these places the substance of this account is given, though not so particularly as in Matthew. The general subject is the instructions given to the apostles.
Provide neither gold nor silver, nor brass - This prohibition of gold, silver, and brass is designed to prevent their providing money for their journey.
Pieces of money of "small value" were made of brass.
In your purses - Literally, in your girdles (belts). See the notes at Matthew 5:38-41. A "girdle" or "sash" was an indispensable part of the dress. This girdle was made "hollow," and answered the purpose of a purse. It was convenient, easily borne, and safe.
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 …
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"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
And He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits;
and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff-- no bread, no bag, no money in their belt--
And He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece.
"Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.
And He said to them, "When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?" They said, "No, nothing."
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