Salutations

  • Antiquity of.

    Genesis 18:2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

    Genesis 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

  • WERE GIVEN
    • By brethren to each other.

      1 Samuel 17:22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

    • salutation (KJV Dictionary)

    • By inferiors to their superiors.

      Genesis 47:7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

    • By superiors to inferiors.

      1 Samuel 30:21 And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.

    • By all passers-by.

      1 Samuel 10:3-4 Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine: 4 And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.

    • See SALUTATION in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • On entering a house.

      Judges 18:15 And they turned thitherward, and came to the house of the young man the Levite, even unto the house of Micah, and saluted him.

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

      Luke 1:40-41 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

      Luke 1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

  • Often sent through messengers.

    1 Samuel 25:5 And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:

    1 Samuel 25:14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.

    2 Samuel 8:10 Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:

  • Bible concordance for SALUTATIONS

  • Often sent by letter.

    Romans 16:21-23 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. 22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.

    1 Corinthians 16:21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

    Colossians 4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

    2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

  • Denied to persons of bad character.

    2 John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

  • See Salutation in McClintock and Strong.

  • Persons in haste excused from giving or receiving.

    2 Kings 4:29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.

    Luke 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

  • EXPRESSIONS USED AS;
    • Peace be with thee.

      Judges 19:20 And the old man said, Peace be with thee; howsoever let all thy wants lie upon me; only lodge not in the street.

    • Peace to thee, and peace to thine house, and peace unto all that thou hast.

      1 Samuel 25:6 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.

    • Peace be to this house.

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

    • The Lord be with you.

      Ruth 2:4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

    • The Lord bless thee.

      Ruth 2:4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

    • The blessing of the Lord be upon you, we bless you in the name of the Lord.

      Psalms 129:8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.

    • Blessed be thou of the Lord.

      1 Samuel 15:13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

    • God be gracious unto thee.

      Genesis 43:29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.

    • Art thou in health?

      2 Samuel 20:9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

    • Hail.

      Matthew 26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.

      Luke 1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

    • All hail.

      Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

  • Often perfidious.

    2 Samuel 20:9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

    Matthew 26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.

  • Given to Christ in derision.

    Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

    Mark 15:18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

  • OFTEN ACCOMPANIED BY
    • Falling on the neck and kissing.

      Genesis 33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

      Genesis 45:14-15 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.

    • Laying hold of the beard with the right hand, &c.

      2 Samuel 20:9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

    • Bowing frequently to the ground.

      Genesis 33:3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

    • Embracing and kissing the feet.

      Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

      Luke 7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

      Luke 7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

    • Touching the hem of the garment.

      Matthew 14:36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

    • Falling prostrate on the ground.

      Esther 8:3 And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.

      Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

      Luke 8:41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:

    • Kissing the dust.

      Psalms 72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

      Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

  • The Jews condemned for giving, only to their countrymen.

    Matthew 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

  • The Pharisees condemned for seeking, in public.

    Matthew 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

    Mark 12:38 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,

 
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