Acts 13:51

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

Read Acts 13:51 Using Other Translations

But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.
But they shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium.
So they shook the dust from their feet as a sign of rejection and went to the town of Iconium.

What does Acts 13:51 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 13:51

But they shook off the dust of their feet against them,
&c.] As Christ directed his apostles to do; (See Gill on Matthew 10:14).

And came unto Iconium,
a city in Lycaonia; here it is placed both by Ptolomy F3 and Strabo F4; Pliny says F5, that

``there was a tetrarchy granted out of Lycaonia, on that part which borders on Galatia, consisting of fourteen cities, the most celebrated city being Iconium.''

It was called by the Syrians (ane qyh) , "Ik-ona", which signifies "the bosom of sheep"; the country round about it being famous for feeding great numbers of sheep; and here afterwards was a church of Christ, a bosom for his sheep; it is now in the hands of the Turks, and is called "Conia", or "Cogne".


FOOTNOTES:

F3 Geograph. l. 5. c. 6.
F4 Ib. l. 12.
F5 Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 27.
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