New Living Translation
If any household or town refuses to welcome you or listen to your message, shake its dust from your feet as you leave.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English 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.
Young's Literal Translation
'And whoever may not receive you nor hear your words, coming forth from that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
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'He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.' --MATT. x. 41, 42. There is nothing in these words to show whether they refer to the present or to the future. We shall probably …
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If it turns out to be a worthy home, let your blessing stand; if it is not, take back the blessing.
But if any place refuses to welcome you or listen to you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate."
We wipe even the dust of your town from our feet to show that we have abandoned you to your fate. And know this--the Kingdom of God is near!'
So they shook the dust from their feet as a sign of rejection and went to the town of Iconium.
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