New International Version
If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shake off the dust of your feet - The Jews considered themselves defiled by the dust of a heathen country, when was represented by the prophets as a polluted laud, Amos 7:17, when compared with the land of Israel, which was considered as a holy land, Ezekiel 45:1; therefore, to shake the dust of any city of Israel from off one's clothes or feet was an emblematical action, signifying a renunciation of all farther connection with them, and placing them on a level with the cities of the Heathen. See Amos 9:7.
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If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."
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.'
So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium.
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