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.
Darby Bible Translation
But into whatsoever city or village ye enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there remain till ye go forth.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who in it is worthy - That is, who in it sustains such a character that he will be disposed to show you hospitality and to treat you kindly.
This shows that they were not needlessly to throw themselves in the way of insult.
And there abide - There remain; as Luke adds, "Go not from house to house." They were to content themselves with one house; not to wander about in the manner of vagrants and mendicants; not to appear to be people of idleness and fond of change; not to seem dissatisfied with the hospitality of the people; but to show that they had regular, important business; that they valued their time; that they were disposed to give themselves to labor, and were intent only on the business for which he had sent them. If ministers of the gospel are useful, it will be by not spending their time in idle chit-chat, and wandering around as if they had nothing to do, but in an honest and laborious improvement of their time in study, in prayer, in preaching, and in visiting their people.
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'These twelve Jesus sent forth.'--MATT. x. 5. And half of 'these twelve' are never heard of as doing any work for Christ. Peter and James and John we know; the other James and Judas have possibly left us short letters; Matthew gives us a Gospel; and of all the rest no trace is left. Some of them are never so much as named again, except in the list at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles; and none of them except the three who 'seemed to be pillars' appear to have been of much importance in the …
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or a bag for your journey, or even two coats, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support.
"As you enter the house, give it your greeting.
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