If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.
"If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
If those who live there are worthy, the blessing will stand; if they are not, the blessing will return to you.
If your greeting is received, then it's a good place to stay. But if it's not received, take it back and get out. Don't impose yourself.
And if a son of peace is there, your peace will be with him: but if not, it will come back to you again.
And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you.
"And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you.
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1 tn Grk “a son of peace,” a Hebrew idiom for a person of a certain class or kind, as specified by the following genitive construction (in this case, “of peace”). Such constructions are discussed further in L&N 9.4. Here the expression refers to someone who responds positively to the disciples’ message, like “wisdom’s child” in Luke 7:30.
2 sn The response to these messengers determines how God’s blessing is bestowed – if they are not welcomed with peace, their blessing will return to them. Jesus shows just how important their mission is by this remark.