Matthew 10:12
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New International Version
As you enter the home, give it your greeting.

New Living Translation
When you enter the home, give it your blessing.

English Standard Version
As you enter the house, greet it.

New American Standard Bible
"As you enter the house, give it your greeting.

King James Bible
And when ye come into an house, salute it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Greet a household when you enter it,

International Standard Version
As you enter the house, greet its occupants.

NET Bible
As you enter the house, give it greetings.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And when you enter a household, invoke the peace of the household.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you go into a house, greet the family.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And entering into the house, salute it.

King James 2000 Bible
And when you come into a house, greet it.

American King James Version
And when you come into an house, salute it.

American Standard Version
And as ye enter into the house, salute it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when you come into the house, salute it, saying: Peace be to this house.

Darby Bible Translation
And as ye enter into a house salute it.

English Revised Version
And as ye enter into the house, salute it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when ye come into a house, salute it.

Weymouth New Testament
When you enter the house, salute it;

World English Bible
As you enter into the household, greet it.

Young's Literal Translation
And coming to the house salute it,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:5-15 The Gentiles must not have the gospel brought them, till the Jews have refused it. This restraint on the apostles was only in their first mission. Wherever they went they must proclaim, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. They preached, to establish the faith; the kingdom, to animate the hope; of heaven, to inspire the love of heavenly things, and the contempt of earthly; which is at hand, that men may prepare for it without delay. Christ gave power to work miracles for the confirming of their doctrine. This is not necessary now that the kingdom of God is come. It showed that the intent of the doctrine they preached, was to heal sick souls, and to raise those that were dead in sin. In proclaiming the gospel of free grace for the healing and saving of men's souls, we must above all avoid the appearance of the spirit of an hireling. They are directed what to do in strange towns and cities. The servant of Christ is the ambassador of peace to whatever place he is sent. His message is even to the vilest sinners, yet it behoves him to find out the best persons in every place. It becomes us to pray heartily for all, and to conduct ourselves courteously to all. They are directed how to act as to those that refused them. The whole counsel of God must be declared, and those who will not attend to the gracious message, must be shown that their state is dangerous. This should be seriously laid to heart by all that hear the gospel, lest their privileges only serve to increase their condemnation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 12, 13. - Parallel passage: Luke 10:5, 6 (the seventy). Your very entrance is to be an occasion of imparting spiritual blessing if the house be receptive of it. Verse 12. - And when ye come; and as ye enter (Revised Version), synchronous with the moment of your entrance (cf. Luke 17:12). Into an house; the house (Revised Version); i.e. of him who is worthy. Salute it. With the usual greeting of "Peace" (Judges 18:15; 1 Samuel 25:5, 6). Observe that Christ practised what he preached (John 20:19 [Luke 24:3]).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when ye come into an house,.... Or the "house"; that is, the house of an hospitable man, when, upon inquiry, found out:

salute it; meaning the inhabitants of it; or, as the Persic version reads, those of the household, especially the master of the family. Some copies add, saying, peace be to this house, as in Luke 10:5 and so read the Vulgate Latin, and Munster's Hebrew Gospel; and is a very just, and proper explanation of saluting: for the usual form of salutation among the Jews was in such words; of which See Gill on Matthew 5:47 by which is meant all kind of happiness, and prosperity, temporal, spiritual, and eternal.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. And when ye come into an house—or "the house," but it means not the worthy house, but the house ye first enter, to try if it be worthy.

salute it—show it the usual civilities.

Matthew 10:12 Additional Commentaries
The Ministry of the Twelve
11"And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay at his house until you leave that city. 12"As you enter the house, give it your greeting. 13"If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 25:6
Say to him: 'Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!

Psalm 122:7
May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."

Psalm 122:8
For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you."

Ezekiel 2:5
And whether they listen or fail to listen--for they are a rebellious people--they will know that a prophet has been among them.

Matthew 10:11
Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave.

Matthew 10:13
If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
Treasury of Scripture

And when you come into an house, salute it.

salute it.

Luke 10:5,6 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house…

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace …

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech …

3 John 1:14 But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. …

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