New International Version
If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.
King James Bible
And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
Darby Bible Translation
And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; but if not it shall turn to you again.
World English Bible
If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
Young's Literal Translation
and if indeed there may be there the son of peace, rest on it shall your peace; and if not so, upon you it shall turn back.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The son of peace - In the Jewish style, a man who has any good or bad quality is called the son of it. Thus, wise men are called the children of wisdom, Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:35. So, likewise, what a man is doomed to, he is called the son of, as in Ephesians 2:3, wicked men are styled the children of wrath: so Judas is called the son of perdition, John 17:12; and a man who deserves to die is called, 2 Samuel 12:5, a son of death. Son of peace in the text not only means a peaceable, quiet man, but one also of good report for his uprightness and benevolence. It would have been a dishonor to this mission, had the missionaries taken up their lodgings with those who had not a good report among them who were without.
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TEXT: "Salute no man by the way."--Luke 10:4. Luke is the only one of the Evangelists giving us the account of the sending out of the seventy. The others tell us that Christ called certain men unto him and commissioned them to tell his story; but in this instance after Jesus had said, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head," he calls the seventy and sends them forth prepared to endure any sacrifice or suffer any affliction if only …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Luke x. 2, "The Harvest Truly is Plenteous," Etc.
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke x. 38, "And a Certain Woman Named Martha Received Him into Her House," Etc.
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
"When you enter a house, first say, 'Peace to this house.'
Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
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