New Living Translation
If it turns out to be a worthy home, let your blessing stand; if it is not, take back the blessing.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:13 If the house be worthy - of it, God shall give them the peace you wish them. If not, he shall give you what they refuse. The same will be the case, when we pray for them that are not worthy.
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