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Luke 10:7

7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

Read Luke 10:7 Using Other Translations

And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.
Don’t move around from home to home. Stay in one place, eating and drinking what they provide. Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve their pay.

What does Luke 10:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 10:7

And in the same house remain
Where the sons of peace are, and the peace rests, and into which you are invited, and kindly received and used:

eating and drinking such things as they give;
or rather, "such things as are with them", as the Vulgate Latin renders it; or "of that which is theirs", as the Syriac version; all one, and with as much freedom, as if they were your own; the reason follows,

for the labourer is worthy of his hire;
what you eat and drink is your due; what you ought to have; your diet is a debt, and not a gratuity; (See Gill on Matthew 10:10)

go not from house to house;
as if fickle and inconstant, as if not satisfied with your lodging and entertainment, and as seeking out for other and better, or as if burdensome where they were; (See Gill on Matthew 10:11). The Jews have a proverb, expressing the inconvenience and expensiveness, and the danger of moving from place to place:

``he that goes, (tybl tybm) , "from house to house", (loses his) shirt, (i.e. comes to distress and poverty,) from place to place (his) life F5;''

or he is in great danger of losing his life.


FOOTNOTES:

F5 Bereshit Rabba, sect. 39. fol. 34. 3.
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