The non-accepting town (Lk 10:10-10:10)

“But whenever

You enter a town

That did not

Welcome you,

Go out

Into its streets.”

 

εἰς ἣν δ’ ἂν πόλιν εἰσέλθητε καὶ μὴ δέχωνται ὑμᾶς, ἐξελθόντες εἰς τὰς πλατείας αὐτῆς

 

Luke uniquely indicated that Jesus said to the 70 disciples that whenever they entered a town (εἰς ἣν δ’ ἂν πόλιν εἰσέλθητε) that did not welcome them (καὶ μὴ δέχωνται ὑμᾶς), they were to go out into its streets (εἰς τὰς πλατείας αὐτῆς).  This little saying of Jesus is unique to Luke.  The next verse about what they should say was shared by all the synoptics.  Only Luke has this quirky introduction.  What do you do when someone is not accepting you?

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