Matthew 10:6
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Go only to the people of Israel, because they are like a flock of lost sheep.

Good News Translation
Instead, you are to go to the lost sheep of the people 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.

New Heart English Bible
Rather, go 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.
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 are lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray, causing them to roam the mountains. They have wandered from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.

Ezekiel 34:4
You have not strengthened the weak, healed the sick, bound up the injured, brought back the strays, or searched for the lost. Instead, you have ruled them with violence and cruelty.

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.

go.

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

Luke 24:47
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Acts 3:26
Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

lost.

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 thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

Isaiah 53:6
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.







Lexicon
Go
πορεύεσθε (poreuesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

rather
μᾶλλον (mallon)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3123: More, rather. Neuter of the comparative of the same as malista; more) or rather.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

lost
ἀπολωλότα (apolōlota)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 622: From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.

sheep
πρόβατα (probata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4263: A sheep. Probably neuter of a presumed derivative of probaino; something that walks forward, i.e., a sheep.

of Israel.
Ἰσραήλ (Israēl)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2474: Of Hebrew origin; Israel, the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants.
Verse 6. - But go. On your daily journeying (πορέεσθε, present). Rather. With conscious preference. To the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Thus also he describes his own mission (Matthew 15:24). The words recall Jeremiah 50:6 (27:6, LXX.), "My people hath been lost sheep." Observe that our Lord implies a special relation of Israel to God (for the house has its owner) which was lacking in the case of all other nations. Yet, their proper teachers having proved faithless, they were now as shepherdless as these (Matthew 9:36). Lost. Notice here the basis of the parable related in Luke 15:4-7; cf. Matthew 18:12, 13 (ver. 11 of the Received Text is a gloss), where the term "wandering" is not so strong (Bengel). 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.
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