Luke 9:5
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.”

Berean Study Bible
If anyone does not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that town, as a testimony against them.”

Berean Literal Bible
And as many as might not receive you, going forth from that city, shake off the dust from 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.

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

New American Standard Bible
And as for all who do not receive you, when you leave that city, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”

NASB 1995
"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."

NASB 1977
“And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”

Amplified Bible
And as for all those who do not welcome you, when you leave that city, shake the dust off your feet [breaking all ties with them] as a testimony against them [that they rejected My message].”

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.”

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."

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.

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.”

Contemporary English Version
If people won't welcome you, leave the town and shake the dust from your feet as a warning to 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.

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.

Good News Translation
wherever people don't welcome you, leave that town and shake the dust off your feet as a warning to them."

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."

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."

Literal Standard Version
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.”

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

New Heart English Bible
As many as do not receive you, when you depart from that city, shake off even the 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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Ministry of the Twelve
4Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that area. 5 If anyone does not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that town, as a testimony against them.” 6So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.…

Cross References
Luke 9:4
Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that area.

Luke 10:11
Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off as a testimony against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.'

Acts 13:51
So they shook the dust off their feet in protest against 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 unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

Luke 10:10-12,16
But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, …

Matthew 10:14,15
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…

shake.

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

Nehemiah 5:13
Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise.

a testimony.

Luke 5:14
And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

Matthew 10:18
And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.









(5) A testimony against them.--Better, a testimony unto them.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If anyone
ὅσοι (hosoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

does not welcome
δέχωνται (dechōntai)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1209: To take, receive, accept, welcome. Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive.

you,
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

shake
ἀποτινάσσετε (apotinassete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 660: To shake off. From apo and tinasso; to brush off.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

dust
κονιορτὸν (koniorton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2868: Dust. From the base of koniao and ornumi; pulverulence.

off
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

feet
ποδῶν (podōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 4228: The foot. A primary word; a 'foot'.

when you leave
ἐξερχόμενοι (exerchomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

that
ἐκείνης (ekeinēs)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

town,
πόλεως (poleōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

as
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

a testimony
μαρτύριον (martyrion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3142: Neuter of a presumed derivative of martus; something evidential, i.e. evidence given or, the Decalogue.

against
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

them.”
αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


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