Luke 9:5
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New International Version
If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."

New Living Translation
And if a town refuses to welcome you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate."

English Standard Version
And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”

New American Standard Bible
"And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."

King James Bible
And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If they do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them."

International Standard Version
if people don't welcome you, when you leave that city, shake its dust off your feet as a testimony against them."

NET Bible
Wherever they do not receive you, as you leave that town, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And whoever does not receive you, whenever you leave that city, shake off even the sand of your feet against them for a testimony.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If people don't welcome you, leave that city, and shake its dust off your feet as a warning to them."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

King James 2000 Bible
And whosoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

American King James Version
And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

American Standard Version
And as many as receive you not, when ye depart from that city, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off even the dust of your feet, for a testimony against them.

Darby Bible Translation
And as many as may not receive you, going forth from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a witness against them.

English Revised Version
And as many as receive you not, when ye depart from that city, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And whoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

Weymouth New Testament
Wherever they refuse to receive you, as you leave that town shake off the very dust from your feet as a protest against them."

World English Bible
As many as don't receive you, when you depart from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them."

Young's Literal Translation
and as many as may not receive you, going forth from that city, even the dust from your feet shake off, for a testimony against them.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:1-9 Christ sent his twelve disciples abroad, who by this time were able to teach others what they had received from the Lord. They must not be anxious to commend themselves to people's esteem by outward appearance. They must go as they were. The Lord Jesus is the fountain of power and authority, to whom all creatures must, in one way or another, be subject; and if he goes with the word of his ministers in power, to deliver sinners from Satan's bondage, they may be sure that he will care for their wants. When truth and love thus go together, and yet the message of God is rejected and despised, it leaves men without excuse, and turns to a testimony against them. Herod's guilty conscience was ready to conclude that John was risen from the dead. He desired to see Jesus; and why did he not go and see him? Probably, because he thought it below him, or because he wished not to have any more reprovers of sin. Delaying it now, his heart was hardened, and when he did see Jesus, he was as much prejudiced against him as others, Lu 23:11.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very duet from your feet for a testimony against them. It was the custom of the Jews when they returned from foreign (Gentile) lands, as they crossed the frontiers of the Holy Land, to shake the dust from off their feet. This was an act symbolizing that they had broken, now on their return to their own land, all communion with Gentile peoples which a residence among them had necessitated for a season. The bitter hatred and loathing of the Jews, after their return from the Captivity, for all Gentile races can only be understood by the student of the Talmud. So comprehensive and perfect a hatred, enduring, too, for centuries, has never been witnessed in the case of any other peoples. This accounts in great measure for the retaliative persecution which more or less has been carried on all through the Christian era against this marvellous race. In our day - the day of a liberalism possibly exaggerated and unreal - in many parts of Europe the untrained sense of the masses strangely revolts against this spirit of toleration; and wild excesses, massacres, and bitter persecution - the Judenhetz, hatred of the Jews in Germany and in Russia - are among the curious results of the liberality and universal toleration of the time.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And whosoever will not receive you,.... Unto their houses:

when ye go out of the city; where lodging and entertainment are refused you;

shake off the very dust from your feet, for a testimony against them; See Gill on Matthew 10:14, Mark 6:11



Luke 9:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Ministry of the Twelve
4"Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that city. 5"And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them." 6Departing, they began going throughout the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
Cross References
Luke 9:4
Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.

Luke 10:11
Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.'

Acts 13:51
So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium.
Treasury of Scripture

And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

whosoever.

Luke 9:48 And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives …

Luke 10:10-12,16 But into whatever city you enter, and they receive you not, go your …

Matthew 10:14,15 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you …

Mark 6:11 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart …

Mark 9:37 Whoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receives me: …

Acts 13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium.

Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, …

shake.

Luke 9:53-56 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would …

Nehemiah 5:13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his …

a testimony.

Luke 5:14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and show yourself to the …

Matthew 10:18 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, …

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