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Matthew 10:11

    Matthew 10:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And into whatever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till you go there.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And into whatever town or small place you go, make search there for someone who is respected, and make his house your resting-place till you go away.

    Webster's Revision

    And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth.

    World English Bible

    Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go on.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth.

    Definitions for Matthew 10:11

    Thence - There; that place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 10:11

    Into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter - In the commencement of Christianity, Christ and his preachers were all itinerant.

    Inquire who in it is worthy - That is, of a good character; for a preacher of the Gospel should be careful of his reputation, and lodge only with those who are of a regular life.

    There abide till ye go thence - Go not about from house to house, Luke 10:7. Acting contrary to this precept has often brought a great disgrace on the Gospel of God. Stay in your own lodging as much as possible, that you may have time for prayer and study. Seldom frequent the tables of the rich and great; if you do, it will unavoidably prove a snare to you. The unction of God will perish from your mind, and your preaching be only a dry barren repetition of old things; the bread of God in your hands will be like the dry, mouldy, Gibeonitish crusts, mentioned Joshua 9:5. He who knows the value of time, and will redeem it from useless chit-chat, and trifling visits, will find enough for all the purposes of his own salvation, the cultivation of his mind, and the work of the ministry. He to whom time is not precious, and who lives not by rule, never finds time sufficient for any thing, is always embarrassed, always in a hurry, and never capable of bringing one good purpose to proper effect.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 10:11

    Who in it is worthy - That is, who in it sustains such a character that he will be disposed to show you hospitality and to treat you kindly.

    This shows that they were not needlessly to throw themselves in the way of insult.

    And there abide - There remain; as Luke adds, "Go not from house to house." They were to content themselves with one house; not to wander about in the manner of vagrants and mendicants; not to appear to be people of idleness and fond of change; not to seem dissatisfied with the hospitality of the people; but to show that they had regular, important business; that they valued their time; that they were disposed to give themselves to labor, and were intent only on the business for which he had sent them. If ministers of the gospel are useful, it will be by not spending their time in idle chit-chat, and wandering around as if they had nothing to do, but in an honest and laborious improvement of their time in study, in prayer, in preaching, and in visiting their people.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 10:11

    10:11 Inquire who is worthy - That you should abide with him: who is disposed to receive the Gospel. There abide - In that house, till ye leave the town. Mark 6:10; Luke 9:4.