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.

Luke 10:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 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.
ESV
7 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.
NLT
7 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.
MSG
7 "Stay at one home, taking your meals there, for a worker deserves three square meals. Don't move from house to house, looking for the best cook in town.
CSB
7 Remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they offer, for the worker is worthy of his wages. Don't be moving from house to house.

Luke 10:7 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Luke 10:7 In-Context

5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’
6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.
7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.
9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 10:10; 1 Corinthians 9:14; S 1 Timothy 5:18