Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Luke 10:11

‘Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Jesus, the Christ;   Judgment;   Minister, Christian;   Responsibility;   Seventy;   Scofield Reference Index - Day (of Judgment);   Parables;   The Topic Concordance - Despisement;   Disciples/apostles;   Evangelism;   Harvest;   Hate;   Hearing;   Kingdom of God;   Labor;   Receiving;   Sending and Those Sent;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Missionary Work by Ministers;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adummim;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Follow, Follower;   King, Christ as;   Mission;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Disciples;   Hospitality;   Luke, Gospel of;   Number Systems and Number Symbolism;   Repentance;   Salutation;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Canon of the New Testament;   Jesus Christ;   Martha;   Mary;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Discourse;   Dominion (2);   Dust ;   Foot;   Hospitality;   Inn;   Salvation Save Saviour;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - New Testament;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Bethsaida;   Dust;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Dust;   Jesus Christ (Part 2 of 2);   Sure;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Even the very dust of your city - See on Matthew 10:14, Matthew 10:15; (note).

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/luke-10.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us,.... The Syriac version adds, "to our feet"; and so in Beza's most ancient copy, and the Arabic and Persic versions read, "which cleaves to our feet"; which agrees with Matthew 10:14.

we do wipe against you: for a testimony against them, that they had been with them, and were rejected by them; See Gill on Matthew 10:14, Mark 6:11.

notwithstanding be ye sure of this; they might assure themselves of this, and which will be an aggravation of their guilt, and increase their punishment another day:

that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you; was at their very doors, since the ministers of it, of the Gospel dispensation, the harbingers of the Messiah, who were sent to publish his Gospel, to proclaim him as king, and de clare that his kingdom was at hand, had been with them, and they had despised them.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-10.html. 1999.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Even the dust (και τον κονιορτονkai ton koniorton). Old word from κονιςkonis dust, and ορνυμιornumi to stir up. We have seen it already in Matthew 10:14; Luke 9:5. Dust is a plague in the east. Shake off even that.

Cleaveth (κολλητενταkollēthenta). First aorist passive participle of κολλαωkollaō to cling as dust and mud do to shoes. Hence the orientals took off the sandals on entering a house.

We wipe off (απομασσομεταapomassometha). Middle voice of an old verb απομασσωapomassō to rub off with the hands. Nowhere else in the N.T. But εκμασσωekmassō occurs in Luke 7:38, Luke 7:44.

Against you (υμινHumin). Fine example of the dative of disadvantage (the case of personal interest, the dative).

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-10.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Vincent's Word Studies

Dust ( κονιορτὸν )

From κόνις , dust, and ὄρνυμι ,to stir up. Strictly, dust that is raised by walking.

Cleaveth

See on Matthew 19:5. Frequent in medical language of the uniting of wounds.

Wipe off ( ἀπομάσσομεθα )

See on Luke 5:2. Only here in New Testament.

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Vincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/luke-10.html. Charles Schribner's Sons. New York, USA. 1887.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

The kingdom of God is at hand — Though ye will not receive it.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/luke-10.html. 1765.

The Fourfold Gospel

Even the dust from your city, that cleaveth to our feet, we wipe off against you1: nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh.

  1. Even the dust from your city, that cleaveth to our feet, we wipe off against you. See .

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-10.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

Ver. 11. That the kingdom of God] There is in unbelief an odious unthankfulness; such judge themselves unworthy of eternal life, Acts 13:44; they are condemned already, John 3:18.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-10.html. 1865-1868.

Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

11.] ἀπομασσόμεθα ὑμῖν can hardly be with Wordsw., “we wipe off from ourselves on you:” the dat. pron. holds too slight and unemphatic a place for this, and is merely a dativus incommodi: ‘against you,’ as E. V. Cf. Acts 13:51, where ἐπʼ αὐτούς represents the same, and is similarly rendered in E. V.

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Alford, Henry. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/luke-10.html. 1863-1878.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 10:11. πλὴν τοῦτο γινώσκετε, ὅτι ἤγγικεν βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ) The messengers at first said ἤγγικεν ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς, κ. τ. λ., Luke 10:9; then to those who proved to be contumacious they used a more general mode of expression (omitting the words ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς), ἤγγικεν, κ. τ. λ.: however many have supplied the omitted words even in Luke 10:11.(93)

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Bengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/luke-10.html. 1897.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Luke 10:8"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 10:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/luke-10.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

of = out of. Greek. ek. App-104. Not the same word as in Luke 10:22.

cleaveth. A medical term, used of the uniting of wounds.

wipe off Greek. apemasso. Occurs only here in N.T. All the texts add "the feet "(A, "our feet ").

notwithstanding. See note on Luke 10:20.

be ye sure = get to know. Greek. ginosko. App-132.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/luke-10.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(11) Be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.—There is something very solemnly impressive in the fact that this is the message to be uttered alike to the believing and the unbelieving. Now, as of old, the prophets of the Lord had to utter their proclamation, whether men would hear or whether they would forbear (Ezekiel 2:7).

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/luke-10.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
notwithstanding
9; Deuteronomy 30:11-14; Acts 13:26,40,46; Romans 10:8,21; Hebrews 1:3
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:14 - very;  Ezekiel 3:19 - if thou;  Ezekiel 33:33 - shall;  Malachi 2:4 - ye;  Matthew 4:17 - Repent;  Matthew 10:14 - whosoever;  Matthew 10:15 - It;  Matthew 12:28 - then;  Mark 1:15 - the kingdom;  Mark 6:11 - whosoever;  Luke 8:37 - and he;  Luke 9:2 - GeneralLuke 11:20 - the kingdom;  Luke 16:16 - the kingdom;  Luke 17:20 - when the;  John 3:19 - this;  John 19:11 - the greater;  Acts 18:6 - he shook

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 10:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-10.html.