Luke 10:8
New International Version
“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.

New Living Translation
“If you enter a town and it welcomes you, eat whatever is set before you.

English Standard Version
Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you.

Berean Study Bible
If you enter a town and they welcome you, eat whatever is set before you.

Berean Literal Bible
And into whatever city you might enter and they receive you, eat the things set before you.

King James Bible
And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

New King James Version
Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.

New American Standard Bible
Whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is served to you;

NASB 1995
“Whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you;

NASB 1977
“And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you;

Amplified Bible
Whenever you go into a city and they welcome you, eat what is set before you;

Christian Standard Bible
When you enter any town, and they welcome you, eat the things set before you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you enter any town, and they welcome you, eat the things set before you.

American Standard Version
And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat anything that is offered to you.”

Contemporary English Version
If the people of a town welcome you, eat whatever they offer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.

Good News Translation
Whenever you go into a town and are made welcome, eat what is set before you,

International Standard Version
"Whenever you go into a town and the people welcome you, eat whatever they serve you,

Literal Standard Version
and into whatever city you enter, and they may receive you, eat the things set before you,

New American Bible
Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you,

NET Bible
Whenever you enter a town and the people welcome you, eat what is set before you.

New Revised Standard Version
Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you;

New Heart English Bible
Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.

Weymouth New Testament
"And whatever town you come to and they receive you, eat what they put before you.

World English Bible
Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.

Young's Literal Translation
and into whatever city ye enter, and they may receive you, eat the things set before you,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Sends Out the Disciples
7Stay at the same house, eating and drinking whatever you are offered. For the worker is worthy of his wages. Do not move around from house to house. 8 If you enter a town and they welcome you, eat whatever is set before you. 9Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:14
In the same way, the Lord has prescribed that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.

1 Corinthians 10:27
If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat anything set before you without raising questions of conscience.


Treasury of Scripture

And into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

and.

Luke 10:10
But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,

Luke 9:48
And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

Matthew 10:40
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

eat.

1 Corinthians 10:27
If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.











(8) Eat such things as are set before you.--The precise form of the precept is peculiar to St. Luke, but the spirit is the same as that of the words which had been spoken to the Twelve. The Evangelist preachers were to accept whatever was provided for them by a willing host, and to avoid even the appearance of caring for outward comforts.

Verse 8. - Eat such things as are set before you. Most commentators have simply seen in this charge

(1) an instruction to be content with whatever their host should set before them, avoiding even the appearance of caring or wishing for dainties;

(2) that his servants should look upon such maintenance in the light of a fairly earned wage, rather than as an alms bestowed upon a beggar. In other words, his servants, while perfectly content with the most frugal fare, at the same time should preserve their manly independence. The bare austere sustenance, the simple lodging, - these things they had surely earned. But in addition to this meaning, true and appropriate though it be, there seems a quiet recommendation not to be rigid in inquiring as to the cleanness or uncleanness of the viands. One very able commentator (Godet) remarks that of this there is no question, for we are yet in a Jewish world. But remembering only in the last chapter a mission was specially sent to a Samaritan village, such an assertion can scarcely be maintained. It seems probable that extreme rigidness in this particular, now that mission work on a broad scale had commenced, here began to be relaxed; and that in this charge of Jesus we have, at least, the basis of that yet broader commandment set out by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:27.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If you enter
εἰσέρχησθε (eiserchēsthe)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

a
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

town
πόλιν (polin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they welcome
δέχωνται (dechōntai)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1209: To take, receive, accept, welcome. Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive.

you,
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

eat
ἐσθίετε (esthiete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.

whatever
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is set before
παρατιθέμενα (paratithemena)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3908: From para and tithemi; to place alongside, i.e. Present; by implication, to deposit.

you.
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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