Matthew 10:13
New International Version
If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.

New Living Translation
If it turns out to be a worthy home, let your blessing stand; if it is not, take back the blessing.

English Standard Version
And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Berean Study Bible
If the home is worthy, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.

Berean Literal Bible
And if indeed the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

New American Standard Bible
"If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace.

New King James Version
If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, 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.

Christian Standard Bible
and if the household is worthy, let your peace be on it; but if it is unworthy, let your peace return to you.

Contemporary English Version
If the home is deserving, let your blessing remain with them. But if the home doesn't accept you, take back your blessing of peace.

Good News Translation
If the people in that house welcome you, let your greeting of peace remain; but if they do not welcome you, then take back your greeting.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and if the household is worthy, let your peace be on it. But if it is unworthy, let your peace return to you.

International Standard Version
If the household is receptive, let your blessing of peace come on it. But if it isn't receptive, let your blessing of peace return to you.

NET Bible
And if the house is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

New Heart English Bible
And if the household is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if that household is worthy, your blessing of peace will come upon it, but if not, your blessing of peace will return unto you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If it is a family that listens to you, allow your greeting to stand. But if it is not receptive, take back your greeting.

New American Standard 1977
“And if the house is worthy, let your greeting of peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your greeting of peace return to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if the house is worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it is not worthy, your peace shall return to you.

King James 2000 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.

American King James Version
And if the house be worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

American Standard Version
And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if that house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it be not worthy, your peace shall 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.

English Revised Version
And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Weymouth New Testament
and if the house deserves it, the peace you invoke shall come upon it. If not, your peace shall 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.
Study Bible
The Ministry of the Twelve
12As you enter the house, greet its occupants. 13If the home is worthy, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. 14And if anyone will not welcome you or heed your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:13
Yet during their illness, I put on sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting, but my prayers returned unanswered.

Matthew 10:12
As you enter the house, greet its occupants.

Matthew 10:14
And if anyone will not welcome you or heed your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.

Treasury of Scripture

And if the house be worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Psalm 35:13
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

Luke 10:6
And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

2 Corinthians 2:16
To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?







Lexicon
If
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

home
οἰκία (oikia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3614: From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.

is
(ē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

worthy,
ἀξία (axia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 514: Worthy, worthy of, deserving, comparable, suitable. Probably from ago; deserving, comparable or suitable.

{let} your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

peace
εἰρήνη (eirēnē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.

rest
ἐλθάτω (elthatō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

on
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

it;
αὐτήν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

it is
(ē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not,
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

{let} your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

peace
εἰρήνη (eirēnē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.

return
ἐπιστραφήτω (epistraphētō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1994: From epi and strepho; to revert.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

you.
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(13) If the house be worthy.--The doubt implied in the "if" seems at first somewhat inconsistent with the supposition that they only went into the house after having ascertained the worthiness of the occupant. It must be remembered, however, that the missionaries entered each city or village as strangers, and that in such a case even the most careful inquiry might not always be successful.

Let your peace come upon it--i.e., the peace implied in the formula of salutation. The imperative is not so much a command addressed to them as the proclamation of an edict from the King in whose name they went. Their greeting was not to be a mere ceremonious form. It would be as a real prayer wherever the conditions of peace were fulfilled on the other side. At the worst, the prayer for peace would bring a blessing on him who prayed.

Verse 13. - And if the house. Not the householder alone (ver. 11), but he and his family as a whole. Be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. It is tempting to see in these words a promise that your activity shall at least issue in increased blessing on yourselves, but it can hardly be pressed so far. It rather means that failure to impart blessing shall not bring spiritual loss to yourselves. "The dove returned to the ark again when it found the earth under water" (cf. Gurnall, in Ford). 10:5-15 The Gentiles must not have the gospel brought them, till the Jews have refused it. This restraint on the apostles was only in their first mission. Wherever they went they must proclaim, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. They preached, to establish the faith; the kingdom, to animate the hope; of heaven, to inspire the love of heavenly things, and the contempt of earthly; which is at hand, that men may prepare for it without delay. Christ gave power to work miracles for the confirming of their doctrine. This is not necessary now that the kingdom of God is come. It showed that the intent of the doctrine they preached, was to heal sick souls, and to raise those that were dead in sin. In proclaiming the gospel of free grace for the healing and saving of men's souls, we must above all avoid the appearance of the spirit of an hireling. They are directed what to do in strange towns and cities. The servant of Christ is the ambassador of peace to whatever place he is sent. His message is even to the vilest sinners, yet it behoves him to find out the best persons in every place. It becomes us to pray heartily for all, and to conduct ourselves courteously to all. They are directed how to act as to those that refused them. The whole counsel of God must be declared, and those who will not attend to the gracious message, must be shown that their state is dangerous. This should be seriously laid to heart by all that hear the gospel, lest their privileges only serve to increase their condemnation.
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