New International Version
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them.
King James Bible
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
Darby Bible Translation
If any one come to you and bring not this doctrine, do not receive him into [the] house, and greet him not;
World English Bible
If anyone comes to you, and doesn't bring this teaching, don't receive him into your house, and don't welcome him,
Young's Literal Translation
if any one doth come unto you, and this teaching doth not bear, receive him not into the house, and say not to him, 'Hail!'
2 John 1:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If there come any unto you - Under the character of an apostle or evangelist, to preach in your house; and bring not this doctrine, that Jesus is come in the flesh, and has died for the redemption of the world.
Receive him not unto your house - Give him no entertainment as an evangelical teacher. Let him not preach under your roof.
Neither bid him God speed - Και χαιρειν αυτῳ μη λεγερε· And do not say, Health to him - do not salute him with Peace be to thee! The usual salutation among friends and those of the same religion in the east is, Salam aleekum, "Peace be to you;" which those of the same religion will use among themselves, but never to strangers, except in very rare cases. This is the case to the present day; and, from what John says here, it was a very ancient custom. We have often seen that peace among the Hebrews comprehended every spiritual and temporal blessing. The words mean, according to the eastern use of them, "Have no religious connection with him, nor act towards him so as to induce others to believe you acknowledge him as a brother."
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[Sidenote: The Author.] The author describes himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" (i. 1). Few books of the New Testament are so well attested as this Epistle. The external evidence for its authenticity is strong, and stronger than that for any other Catholic Epistle except 1 John. It seems to be quoted in Didache, i. 4. The letter of Polycarp written about A.D. 110 shows a complete familiarity with 1 Peter. He evidently regarded it as a letter of the highest authority. His contemporary …
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1 Kings 13:16
The man of God said, "I cannot turn back and go with you, nor can I eat bread or drink water with you in this place.
With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings.
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
2 Thessalonians 3:14
Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed.
Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.
3 John 1:10
So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.
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