Acts 13:51

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

Acts 13:51 in Other Translations

KJV
51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.
ESV
51 But they shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium.
NLT
51 So they shook the dust from their feet as a sign of rejection and went to the town of Iconium.
MSG
51 Paul and Barnabas shrugged their shoulders and went on to the next town, Iconium,
CSB
51 But shaking the dust off their feet against them, they proceeded to Iconium.

Acts 13:51 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Acts 13:51 In-Context

49 The word of the Lord spread through the whole region.
50 But the Jewish leaders incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.
51 So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium.
52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Matthew 10:14; Acts 18:6
  • 2. Ac 14:1,19,21; Acts 16:2; 2 Timothy 3:11