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.
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep.
As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
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