Matthew 10:16

 

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”

King James Version (KJV)

 

 

Other Translations of Matthew 10:16

“ Behold, I send you foorth as sheepe in the middest of wolues: be yee therefore wise as serpents, and harmelesse as doues.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Matthew chapter 10
 

“"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.”
New American Standard Version (1995)
 

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
American Standard Version (1901)
 

“See, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Be then as wise as snakes, and as gentle as doves.”
Basic English Bible
 

“Behold, *I* send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves.”
Darby Bible
 

“Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. ”
Douay Rheims Bible
 

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. ”
Webster's Bible
 

“Remember it is I who am sending you out, as sheep into the midst of wolves; prove yourselves as sagacious as serpents, and as innocent as doves.”
Weymouth Bible
 

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
World English Bible
 

“Lo! Y sende you as scheep in the myddil of wolues; therfor be ye sliy as serpentis, and symple as dowues.”
Wycliffe Bible
 

“`Lo, I do send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves, be ye therefore wise as the serpents, and simple as the doves.”
Youngs Literal Bible
 


 

Onataghogho Atikpe's comment on 2020-07-11 06:13:10:

Thank you Onyekachukwu for your beautiful comment. It is very explanatory. Let me add that the serpent is a very sensitive creature. Though very harmful is wise enough to be able to survive in the most unfriendly habitat. I also think that Jesus Christ was telling us that in a world that is often at variance with the belief and doctrine of the church, we must apply great wisdom just like the serpent often does, to survive without conforming to the world. So when we go out there to fulfil the mandate of the master, chances are that some will definitely resist us. However wisdom demands that we leave quietly when rejected but dust our shoes out there as a witness that they have heard the gospel but rejected it.

 


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