Matthew 10:12

12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting.

Matthew 10:12 in Other Translations

12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
12 As you enter the house, greet it.
12 When you enter the home, give it your blessing.
12 "When you knock on a door, be courteous in your greeting.
12 Greet a household when you enter it,

Matthew 10:12 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 10:12

And when ye come into an house
Or the "house"; that is, the house of an hospitable man, when, upon inquiry, found out:

salute it;
meaning the inhabitants of it; or, as the Persic version reads, those of the household, especially the master of the family. Some copies add, saying, peace be to this house, as in ( Luke 10:5 ) and so read the Vulgate Latin, and Munster's Hebrew Gospel; and is a very just, and proper explanation of saluting: for the usual form of salutation among the Jews was in such words; of which (See Gill on Matthew 5:47) by which is meant all kind of happiness, and prosperity, temporal, spiritual, and eternal.

Matthew 10:12 In-Context

10 no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep.
11 Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave.
12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
14 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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