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

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.

Matthew 10:11 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter - In the commencement of Christianity, Christ and his preachers were all itinerant.

Inquire who in it is worthy - That is, of a good character; for a preacher of the Gospel should be careful of his reputation, and lodge only with those who are of a regular life.

There abide till ye go thence - Go not about from house to house, Luke 10:7. Acting contrary to this precept has often brought a great disgrace on the Gospel of God. Stay in your own lodging as much as possible, that you may have time for prayer and study. Seldom frequent the tables of the rich and great; if you do, it will unavoidably prove a snare to you. The unction of God will perish from your mind, and your preaching be only a dry barren repetition of old things; the bread of God in your hands will be like the dry, mouldy, Gibeonitish crusts, mentioned Joshua 9:5. He who knows the value of time, and will redeem it from useless chit-chat, and trifling visits, will find enough for all the purposes of his own salvation, the cultivation of his mind, and the work of the ministry. He to whom time is not precious, and who lives not by rule, never finds time sufficient for any thing, is always embarrassed, always in a hurry, and never capable of bringing one good purpose to proper effect.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

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...

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

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Job 31:32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the travelers.

Luke 10:38-42 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village...

Luke 19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord...

Acts 18:1-3 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth...

3 John 1:7,8 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles...

and there.

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

Luke 9:4 And whatever house you enter into, there abide, and there depart.

Luke 10:7,8 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire...

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