New International Version
If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
King James Bible
And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Darby Bible Translation
And if the house indeed be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
World English Bible
If the household is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it isn't worthy, let your peace return to you.
Young's Literal Translation
and if indeed the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; and if it be not worthy, let your peace turn back to you.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If that house be worthy - If that family be proper for a preacher to lodge in, and the master be ready to embrace the message of salvation.
Your peace - The blessings you have prayed for shall come upon the family: God will prosper them in their bodies, souls, and substance.
But if it be not worthy - As above explained.
Let your peace - The blessings prayed for, return to you. Προς υμας επιϚραφητω, it shall turn back upon yourselves. They shall get nothing, and you shall have an increase.
The trials, disappointments, insults, and wants of the followers of Christ become, in the hand of the all-wise God, subservient to their best interests: hence, nothing can happen to them without their deriving profit from it, unless it be their own fault.
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Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.
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