New International Version
Say to him: 'Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!
King James Bible
And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.
Darby Bible Translation
And thus shall ye say: Long life [to thee]! and peace be to thee, and peace be to thy house, and peace be to all that thou hast!
World English Bible
You shall tell him, 'Long life to you! Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.
Young's Literal Translation
and said thus: To life! and thou, peace; and thy house, peace; and all that thou hast -- peace!
1 Samuel 25:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Peace be both to thee - This is the ancient form of sending greetings to a friend: Peace to Thee, peace to thy Household, and peace to all that Thou Hast. That is, May both thyself, thy family, and all that pertain unto thee, be in continual prosperity!
Perhaps David, by this salutation, wished Nabal to understand that he had acted so towards him and his property that nothing had been destroyed, and that all had been protected; see 1 Samuel 25:15-17.
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Peace be both
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21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just …
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Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
"When you enter a house, first say, 'Peace to this house.'
1 Samuel 25:5
So he sent ten young men and said to them, "Go up to Nabal at Carmel and greet him in my name.
1 Chronicles 12:18
Then the Spirit came on Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: "We are yours, David! We are with you, son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you." So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands.
May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."
For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you."
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