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

New Living Translation
"Whenever you enter a city or village, search for a worthy person and stay in his home until you leave town.

English Standard Version
And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart.

Berean Study Bible
Whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy and stay at his house until you move on.

Berean Literal Bible
And into whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it. Remain there until you go forth.

New American Standard Bible
"And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay at his house until you leave that city.

King James Bible
And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

Christian Standard Bible
When you enter any town or village, find out who is worthy, and stay there until you leave.

Contemporary English Version
So when you go to a town or a village, find someone able and willing to have you as their guest and stay with them until you leave.

Good News Translation
"When you come to a town or village, go in and look for someone who is willing to welcome you, and stay with him until you leave that place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"When you enter any town or village, find out who is worthy, and stay there until you leave.

International Standard Version
"Whatever town or village you enter, find out who is receptive in it and stay there until you leave.

NET Bible
Whenever you enter a town or village, find out who is worthy there and stay with them until you leave.

New Heart English Bible
And into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go on.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Whichever city or village you enter, ask who is worthy in it and stay there until you leave.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When you go into a city or village, look for people who will listen to you there. Stay with them until you leave [that place].

New American Standard 1977
“And into whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it; and abide there until you go away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And into whatever city or town ye shall enter, search out with diligence who in it is worthy; and there abide until ye go from there.

King James 2000 Bible
And into whatsoever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till you go from there.

American King James Version
And into whatever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till you go there.

American Standard Version
And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And into whatsoever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till you go thence.

Darby Bible Translation
But into whatsoever city or village ye enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there remain till ye go forth.

English Revised Version
And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And into whatever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till ye go thence.

Weymouth New Testament
"Whatever town or village you enter, inquire for some good man; and make his house your home till you leave the place.

World English Bible
Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go on.

Young's Literal Translation
'And into whatever city or village ye may enter, inquire ye who in it is worthy, and there abide, till ye may go forth.
Study Bible
The Ministry of the Twelve
10Take no bag for the road, or second tunic, or sandals, or staff; for the worker is worthy of his provisions. 11Whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy and stay at his house until you move on. 12As you enter the house, greet its occupants.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:10
Take no bag for the road, or second tunic, or sandals, or staff; for the worker is worthy of his provisions.

Matthew 10:12
As you enter the house, greet its occupants.

Treasury of Scripture

And into whatever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till you go there.

enquire.

Genesis 19:1-3
And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; …

Judges 19:16-21
And, behold, there came an old man from his work out of the field at even, which was also of mount Ephraim; and he sojourned in Gibeah: but the men of the place were Benjamites…

1 Kings 17:9
Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

and there.

Mark 6:10
And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.

Luke 9:4
And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.

Luke 10:7,8
And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house…







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

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

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

village
κώμην (kōmēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2968: A village, country town. From keimai; a hamlet.

you enter,
εἰσέλθητε (eiselthēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

find out
ἐξετάσατε (exetasate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1833: To examine, question, inquire at, search out. From ek and etazo; to test thoroughly, i.e. Ascertain or interrogate.

who
τίς (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

worthy
ἄξιός (axios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 514: Worthy, worthy of, deserving, comparable, suitable. Probably from ago; deserving, comparable or suitable.

[and] stay
μείνατε (meinate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

[at his house]
κἀκεῖ (kakei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2546: And there, and yonder, there also. From kai and ekei; likewise in that place.

until
ἕως (heōs)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2193: A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

you move on.
ἐξέλθητε (exelthēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.
(11) Enquire who in it is worthy.--The command was a plain practical rule. The habits of Eastern hospitality would throw many houses open to the preachers which would give no openings for their work, or even bring on them an evil report. From these they were to turn away and to seek out some one who, though poor, was yet of good repute, and willing to receive them as messengers of glad tidings.

There abide.--The purpose of the rule was (1) to guard against fickleness, as in itself an evil; and (2) against the tendency to go from one house to another according to the advantages which were offered to the guest.

Verse 11. - Parallel passages: Mark 6:10; Luke 9:4 (the twelve); 10:5-8 (the seventy). Matthew alone mentions the command to inquire who is worthy. And into whatsoever city or town; village (Revised Version); cf. Matthew 9:35, note. Ye shall enter, inquire; search out (Revised Version). Much more is implied than merely asking some chance passer-by (cf. Matthew 2:8). Who in it is worthy; i.e. equivalent by moral rate (ἄξιος) - in this case to the privilege of your lodging with him; elsewhere to the offer of peace (ver. 13), to the favour of an invitation (Matthew 22:8), to walking with Christ clothed in white (Revelation 3:47, to punishment (Revelation 16:6). And there abide till ye go thence; go forth (Revised Version); i.e. finally (ver. 14). The object of this command, which was reckoned so important as to be recorded in all three parallel passages (vide supra), is to prevent; partly favouritism and rivalry, partly waste of time. For "when a stranger arrives in a village or an encampment, the neighbours, one after another, must invite him to eat with them. There is a strict etiquette about it, involving much ostentation and hypocrisy; and a failure in the due observance of this system of hospitality is violently resented, and often leads to alienations and feuds among neighbours. It also consumes much time, causes unusual distraction of mind, leads to levity, and every way counteracts the success of a spiritual mission" (Thomson, 'Land and the Book,' p. 347); cf. St. Luke's "Go not from house to house" (Luke 10:7). It is, on the other hand, quite unnecessary to see here, with Meyer and Weiss, a prohibition to go to the synagogues or indeed to anywhere else where they could gain a hearing during their stay. Our Lord is referring only to lodging and food (Luke 10:7). 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.
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