Luke 10 :7

Luke 10 :7 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

King James Version (KJV)

And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And in that same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And keep in that same house, taking what food and drink they give you: for the worker has a right to his reward. Do not go from house to house.

Webster's Revision

And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

World English Bible

Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Don't go from house to house.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And in that same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

Definitions for Luke 10 :7

Clarke's Commentary on Luke 10 :7

The laborer is worthy - See on Matthew 10:8, Matthew 10:12 (note).

Go not from house to house - See on Matthew 10:11 (note). It would be a great offense among the Hindoos if a guest, after being made welcome at a house, were to leave it and go to another.

Barnes' Commentary on Luke 10 :7

See the notes at Matthew 10:11. On this passage Dr. Thomson ("The Land and the Book," vol. i. p. 534) remarks: "The reason (for the command, 'Go not from house to house') is very obvious to one acquainted with Oriental customs. When a stranger arrives in a village or an encampment, the neighbors, one after another, must invite him to eat with them. There is a strict etiquette about it, involving much ostentation and hypocrisy, and a failure in the due observance of this system of hospitality is violently resented, and often leads to alienations and feuds among neighbors; it also consumes much time, causes unusual distraction of mind, leads to levity, and every way counteracts the success of a spiritual mission."

Wesley's Commentary on Luke 10 :7

10:7 Mt 10:11.
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