Matthew 10:6
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New International Version
Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.

New Living Translation
but only to the people of Israel--God's lost sheep.

English Standard Version
but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.

Berean Literal Bible
But go rather to those being the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

International Standard Version
Instead, go to the lost sheep of the nation of Israel.

NET Bible
Go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But go especially to the sheep that have been lost of the house of Israel.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, go to the lost sheep of the nation of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

American King James Version
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

American Standard Version
but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But go ye 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.

English Revised Version
but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

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

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

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:5-15 The Gentiles must not have the gospel brought them, till the Jews have refused it. This restraint on the apostles was only in their first mission. Wherever they went they must proclaim, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. They preached, to establish the faith; the kingdom, to animate the hope; of heaven, to inspire the love of heavenly things, and the contempt of earthly; which is at hand, that men may prepare for it without delay. Christ gave power to work miracles for the confirming of their doctrine. This is not necessary now that the kingdom of God is come. It showed that the intent of the doctrine they preached, was to heal sick souls, and to raise those that were dead in sin. In proclaiming the gospel of free grace for the healing and saving of men's souls, we must above all avoid the appearance of the spirit of an hireling. They are directed what to do in strange towns and cities. The servant of Christ is the ambassador of peace to whatever place he is sent. His message is even to the vilest sinners, yet it behoves him to find out the best persons in every place. It becomes us to pray heartily for all, and to conduct ourselves courteously to all. They are directed how to act as to those that refused them. The whole counsel of God must be declared, and those who will not attend to the gracious message, must be shown that their state is dangerous. This should be seriously laid to heart by all that hear the gospel, lest their privileges only serve to increase their condemnation.
Study Bible
The Ministry of the Twelve
5These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go onto the road of the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’…
Cross References
Jeremiah 50:6
"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.

Ezekiel 34:4
"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.

Matthew 15:24
He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Matthew 15:24-26 But he answered and said, I am not sent but to the lost sheep of …

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

Acts 3:26 To you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless …

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that …

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

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

Acts 28:25-28 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that …

Romans 11:11-15 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: …

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Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Psalm 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do …

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his …

Jeremiah 50:6,17 My people has been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to …

Ezekiel 34:6,8,16 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill: …

Luke 15:3-10 And he spoke this parable to them, saying…

1 Peter 2:25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd …

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