1 Samuel 25:6
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New International Version
Say to him: 'Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!

King James Bible
And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.

Darby Bible Translation
And thus shall ye say: Long life [to thee]! and peace be to thee, and peace be to thy house, and peace be to all that thou hast!

World English Bible
You shall tell him, 'Long life to you! Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.

Young's Literal Translation
and said thus: To life! and thou, peace; and thy house, peace; and all that thou hast -- peace!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Peace be both to thee - This is the ancient form of sending greetings to a friend: Peace to Thee, peace to thy Household, and peace to all that Thou Hast. That is, May both thyself, thy family, and all that pertain unto thee, be in continual prosperity!

Perhaps David, by this salutation, wished Nabal to understand that he had acted so towards him and his property that nothing had been destroyed, and that all had been protected; see 1 Samuel 25:15-17.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Thessalonians 3:8 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

1 Timothy 5:6 But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

Peace be both

2 Samuel 18:28 And Ahimaaz called, and said to the king, All is well. And he fell down to the earth on his face before the king, and said...

1 Chronicles 12:18 Then the spirit came on Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Your are we, David, and on your side, you son of Jesse...

Psalm 122:7 Peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.

Matthew 10:12,13 And when you come into an house, salute it...

Luke 10:5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled...

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

If Then to Sin, that Others May not Commit a Worse Sin...
21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
THE Parables of the Ten Virgins' and of the Unfaithful Servant' close with a Discourse on the Last Things,' the final Judgment, and the fate of those Christ's Righ Hand and at His Left (St. Matt. xxv. 31-46). This final Judgment by our Lord forms a fundamental article in the Creed of the Church. It is the Christ Who comes, accompanied by the Angelic Host, and sits down on the throne of His Glory, when all nations are gathered before Him. Then the final separation is made, and joy or sorrow awarded
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Matthew 10:12
As you enter the home, give it your greeting.

Luke 10:5
"When you enter a house, first say, 'Peace to this house.'

1 Samuel 25:5
So he sent ten young men and said to them, "Go up to Nabal at Carmel and greet him in my name.

1 Chronicles 12:18
Then the Spirit came on Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: "We are yours, David! We are with you, son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you." So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands.

Psalm 122:7
May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."

Psalm 122:8
For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you."

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