Godspeed
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(n.) Success; prosperous journeying; -- a contraction of the phrase, God speed you.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GODSPEED

god'-sped (chairo): "Godspeed" occurs only in 2 John 1:10, 11 the King James Version as the translation of chairein, the infin. of chairo, and is rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) "greeting." It means "rejoice," "be of good cheer," "be it well with thee"; chaire, chairete, chairein, were common forms of greeting, expressive of good-will and desire for the person's prosperity, translated in the Gospels, "Hail!" "All Hail!" (Matthew 26:49; Matthew 27:29; Matthew 28:9, etc.); chairein is the Septuagint for shalom (Isaiah 48:22; Isaiah 57:21; compare 2 Maccabees 1:10). "Godspeed" first appears in Tyndale's version; Wycliffe had "heil!" Rheims "God save you."

In the passage cited Christians are forbidden thus to salute false teachers who might come to them. The injunction does not imply any breach of charity, since it would not be right to wish anyone success in advocating what was believed to be false and harmful. We should be sincere in our greetings; formal courtesy must yield to truth, still courteously, however, and in the spirit of love.

W. L. Walker

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Scriptural Predictions of an Apostasy.
... If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your
house, neither bid him Godspeed: for he that biddeth him Godspeed is ...
/.../orr/the gospel day /chapter ii scriptural predictions of.htm

Continuation of the Exposition of 1 Tim. ...
... successions of ages by the uncorrupt tradition of the truth and so will continue
for ever""Receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed, for he ...
/.../the commonitory of vincent of lerins/chapter xxiv continuation of the.htm

A Faithful Witness
... If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your
house, neither bid him Godspeed: for he that biddeth him Godspeed is ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 54 a faithful witness.htm

Success.
... Right here hangs all the discussion about evangelism. If the evangelist gets men
soundly and scripturally converted and sanctified, let us bid him Godspeed! ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rees/the heart-cry of jesus/chapter x success.htm

Parting Words [Footnote: Preached Prior to a Long Absence in ...
... I desire to speak mainly to my own friends, the members of my own congregation;
and other friends who have come to give me a parting 'Godspeed' will forgive me ...
/.../parting words footnote preached prior.htm

Epistle Catholic.
... with aversion from all who speak or think against Christ, as the adversaries of
God and the destroyers of souls, and "not even to wish them Godspeed, lest at ...
/.../ii epistle catholic.htm

His Past Work.
... mention Reginald Campbell and his followers in the so-called "New Theology." And
the hundreds of evangelical preachers, who wished this man Godspeed during his ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gaebelein/the work of christ/i his past work.htm

Faith and Courage.
... If you are not able to go and invite the people, as I have said, you can
give a word of cheer to others, and wish them Godspeed. ...
/.../moody/to the work to the work/chapter iii faith and courage.htm

Carried by Four
... I am afraid it is madness to hope for success. I wish you Godspeed in it, but
I tremble. Hold well the bed; be sure you do not let him fall. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/carried by four.htm

Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
... If you greeted anyone in the dark you might unawares bid Godspeed to a Shed
(Sanh.44 a). Nor was the danger of this inconsiderable, since one of the worst of ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/appendix xii the baptism of.htm

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Godspeed
...GODSPEED. god'-sped (chairo): "Godspeed" occurs only in 2 John 1:10, 11 the
King James Version as the translation of chairein, the infin. ...
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God-taught (1 Occurrence)
God-taught. Godspeed, God-taught. God-ward . Multi-Version Concordance
God-taught (1 Occurrence). ... Godspeed, God-taught. God-ward . Reference Bible.
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Greeting (19 Occurrences)
... (compare James 1:1 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Peter 5:14; 2 Peter 1:2 2 John 1:3, 13 Jude
1:2). See GODSPEED; KISS. WL Walker. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Hail (42 Occurrences)
... Matthew 26:49; Matthew 28:9. The word occurs in Matthew 26:49; Matthew 27:29; Matthew
28:9, "all hail"; Mark 15:18 Luke 1:28 John 19:3. See GODSPEED; GREETING. ...
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