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51 (A)So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium.[a]

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  1. 13:51 See note on Lk 9:5.

51 So they shook the dust off their feet(A) as a warning to them and went to Iconium.(B)

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14 [a](A)Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.

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  1. 10:14 Shake the dust from your feet: this gesture indicates a complete disassociation from such unbelievers.

14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.(A)

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24 [a](A)When Pilate saw that he was not succeeding at all, but that a riot was breaking out instead, he took water and washed his hands in the sight of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. Look to it yourselves.” 25 And the whole people said in reply, “His blood be upon us and upon our children.”

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  1. 27:24–25 Peculiar to Matthew. Took water…blood: cf. Dt 21:1–8, the handwashing prescribed in the case of a murder when the killer is unknown. The elders of the city nearest to where the corpse is found must wash their hands, declaring, “Our hands did not shed this blood.” Look to it yourselves: cf. Mt 27:4. The whole people: Matthew sees in those who speak these words the entire people (Greek laos) of Israel. His blood…and upon our children: cf. Jer 26:15. The responsibility for Jesus’ death is accepted by the nation that was God’s special possession (Ex 19:5), his own people (Hos 2:25), and they thereby lose that high privilege; see Mt 21:43 and the note on that verse. The controversy between Matthew’s church and Pharisaic Judaism about which was the true people of God is reflected here. As the Second Vatican Council has pointed out, guilt for Jesus’ death is not attributable to all the Jews of his time or to any Jews of later times.

24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar(A) was starting, he took water and washed his hands(B) in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,”(C) he said. “It is your responsibility!”(D)

25 All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”(E)

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11 Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.”

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11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet(A) as a testimony against them.”

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And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet[a] in testimony against them.”(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 9:5 Shake the dust from your feet: see note on Mt 10:14.

If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”(A)

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10 Whatever town you enter and they do not receive you, go out into the streets and say,(A) 11 ‘The dust of your town that clings to our feet, even that we shake off against you.’ Yet know this: the kingdom of God is at hand.(B)

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10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you.(A) Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’(B)

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