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Matt 10:14–15

10:14, 15 shake off the dust from your feet. That is, the dust on one’s garment kicked up by the feet. Jews sometimes shook the dust off their clothing when returning from Gentile lands as a sign of contempt; Jesus uses it here as a sign of judgment. A town that did not receive the disciples did not receive Jesus, and became spiritually “pagan” and as subject to judgment as Sodom and Gomorrah (Acts 13:51).