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2 Samuel 8:9-10

When King Toi of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer, he sent his son Joram to King David to greet him and to congratulate him because David had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Toi and Hadadezer had fought many wars. Joram had items of silver, gold, and bronze with him.

1 Chronicles 18:9-10

When King Tou of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of King Hadadezer of Zobah, he sent his son Hadoram to King David to greet him and to congratulate him because David had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Tou and Hadadezer had fought many wars. Hadoram brought all kinds of gold, silver, and bronze items.

Genesis 14:17-20

After Abram returned from defeating Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). Then Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine; he was a priest to God Most High. He blessed him and said:Abram is blessed by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth,read more.
and I give praise to God Most High
who has handed over your enemies to you.And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

Genesis 47:7

Joseph then brought his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

1 Samuel 25:14

One of Nabal’s young men informed Abigail, Nabal’s wife: “Look, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master, but he yelled at them.

Matthew 10:11-15

“When you enter any town or village, find out who is worthy, and stay there until you leave. Greet a household when you enter it, and if the household is worthy, let your peace be on it. But if it is unworthy, let your peace return to you.read more.
If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that house or town. I assure you: It will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

Matthew 23:7

greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by people.

Mark 12:38

He also said in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who want to go around in long robes, and who want greetings in the marketplaces,

Luke 20:46

“Beware of the scribes, who want to go around in long robes and who love greetings in the marketplaces, the front seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets.

Luke 11:43

“Woe to you Pharisees! You love the front seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

Exodus 18:7

So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, bowed down, and then kissed him. They asked each other how they had been and went into the tent.

Genesis 33:4

But Esau ran to meet him, hugged him, threw his arms around him, and kissed him. Then they wept.

Genesis 46:29

Joseph hitched the horses to his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel. Joseph presented himself to him, threw his arms around him, and wept for a long time.

Judges 18:15

So they detoured there and went to the house of the young Levite at the home of Micah and greeted him.

1 Samuel 10:3-4

“You will proceed from there until you come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one bringing three goats, one bringing three loaves of bread, and one bringing a skin of wine. They will ask how you are and give you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from them.

1 Samuel 13:10

Just as he finished offering the burnt offering, Samuel arrived. So Saul went out to greet him,

1 Samuel 17:22

David left his supplies in the care of the quartermaster and ran to the battle line. When he arrived, he asked his brothers how they were.

1 Samuel 30:21

When David came to the 200 men who had been too exhausted to go with him and had been left at the Wadi Besor, they came out to meet him and to meet the troops with him. When David approached the men, he greeted them,

2 Kings 10:12-15

Then he set out and went on his way to Samaria. On the way, while he was at Beth-eked of the Shepherds, Jehu met the relatives of Ahaziah king of Judah and asked, “Who are you?”They answered, “We’re Ahaziah’s relatives. We’ve come down to greet the king’s sons and the queen mother’s sons.” Then Jehu ordered, “Take them alive.” So they took them alive and then slaughtered them at the pit of Beth-eked—42 men. He didn’t spare any of them.read more.
When he left there, he found Jehonadab son of Rechab coming to meet him. He greeted him and then asked, “Is your heart one with mine?”“It is,” Jehonadab replied. Jehu said, “If it is, give me your hand.” So he gave him his hand, and Jehu pulled him up into the chariot with him.

Isaiah 14:9

Sheol below is eager to greet your coming.
He stirs up the spirits of the departed for you—
all the rulers of the earth.
He makes all the kings of the nations
rise from their thrones.

Matthew 5:47

And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary?Don’t even the Gentiles do the same?

Matthew 26:49

So he went right up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.

Matthew 28:9

Just then Jesus met them and said, “Good morning!” They came up, took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him.

Mark 9:15

All of a sudden, when the whole crowd saw Him, they were amazed and ran to greet Him.

Luke 1:39-41

In those days Mary set out and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judah where she entered Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped inside her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 18:22

On landing at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church and went down to Antioch.

Acts 21:7

When we completed our voyage from Tyre, we reached Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and stayed with them one day.

Ruth 2:4

Later, when Boaz arrived from Bethlehem, he said to the harvesters, “The Lord be with you.”“The Lord bless you,” they replied.

1 Samuel 25:4-6

While David was in the wilderness, he heard that Nabal was shearing sheep, so David sent 10 young men instructing them, “Go up to Carmel, and when you come to Nabal, greet him in my name. Then say this: ‘Long life to you, and peace to you, to your family, and to all that is yours.

1 Thessalonians 1:1

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy:To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to you and peace.

Ezra 4:17

The king sent a reply to his chief deputy Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues living in Samaria and elsewhere in the region west of the Euphrates River:Greetings.

Ezra 5:7

They sent him a report, written as follows:To King Darius: All greetings.

Ezra 7:12

Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, an expert in the law of the God of heaven:Greetings.

Acts 15:23

They wrote this letter to be delivered by them: From the apostles and the elders, your brothers, To the brothers among the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings.

Acts 23:26

Claudius Lysias,To the most excellent governor Felix: Greetings.

Romans 1:1-7

Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and singled out for God’s good news— which He promised long ago through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures— concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David according to the fleshread more.
and who has been declared to be the powerful Son of God by the resurrection from the dead according to the Spirit of holiness. We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring about the obedience of faith among all the nations, on behalf of His name, including yourselves who also belong to Jesus Christ by calling: To all who are in Rome, loved by God, called as saints.Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Paul, called as an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, and Sosthenes our brother: To God’s church at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus and called as saints, with all those in every place who call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord—both their Lord and ours. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, and Timothy our brother:To God’s church at Corinth, with all the saints who are throughout Achaia. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 1:1-5

Paul,(A) an apostle—not from men or by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father(B) who raised Him from the dead(C)— and all the brothers who are with me:To the churches of Galatia. Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, read more.
who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father. To whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will:To the faithful saints in Christ Jesus at Ephesus. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:1-2

Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus:To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, and Timothy our brother: To the saints in Christ at Colossae, who are faithful brothers.Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

2 Thessalonians 1:1-2

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy:To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope: To Timothy, my true son in the faith.Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the promise of life in Christ Jesus: To Timothy, my dearly loved son.Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Titus 1:1-4

Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to build up the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness, in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began. In His own time He has revealed His message in the proclamation that I was entrusted with by the command of God our Savior:read more.
To Titus, my true son in our common faith.Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

1 Peter 1:1-2

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ:To the temporary residents dispersed in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father and set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ.May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

2 Peter 1:1-2

Simeon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ:To those who have obtained a faith of equal privilege with ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 6:23-24

Peace to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who have undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 16:3-27

Give my greetings to Prisca and Aquila, my coworkers in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their own necks for my life. Not only do I thank them, but so do all the Gentile churches. Greet also the church that meets in their home.
Greet my dear friend Epaenetus, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia.read more.
Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow countrymen and fellow prisoners. They are noteworthy in the eyes of the apostles, and they were also in Christ before me. Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord. Greet Urbanus, our coworker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys. Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ.
Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus. Greet Herodion, my fellow countryman.
Greet those who belong to the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who have worked hard in the Lord.
Greet my dear friend Persis, who has worked very hard in the Lord. Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother—and mine. Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them. Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the churches of Christ send you greetings. Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause dissensions and obstacles contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them, for such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites. They deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting with smooth talk and flattering words. The report of your obedience has reached everyone. Therefore I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, yet innocent about what is evil. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Timothy, my coworker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow countrymen, greet you. I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord. Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus greet you. [The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.] Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation about Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept silent for long ages but now revealed and made known through the prophetic Scriptures, according to the command of the eternal God to advance the obedience of faith among all nations— to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ—to Him be the glory forever! Amen.

1 Corinthians 16:19-24

The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, along with the church that meets in their home. All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. This greeting is in my own hand—Paul. read more.
If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him. Marana tha that is, Lord, come! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 13:12-14

Greet one another with a holy kiss.(A) All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love(A) of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.[a](B)

Philippians 4:21-23

Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. Those brothers who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, but especially those from Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Colossians 4:10-18

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, as does Mark, Barnabas’s cousin (concerning whom you have received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him), and so does Jesus who is called Justus. These alone of the circumcision are my coworkers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me. Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always contending for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured in everything God wills.read more.
For I testify about him that he works hard for you, for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis. Luke, the dearly loved physician, and Demas greet you. Give my greetings to the brothers in Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her home. When this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea. And tell Archippus, “Pay attention to the ministry you have received in the Lord, so that you can accomplish it.” This greeting is in my own hand—Paul. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

1 Thessalonians 5:25-28

Brothers, pray for us also. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brothers.read more.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you. This greeting is in my own hand—Paul. This is a sign in every letter; this is how I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.

2 Timothy 4:19-22

Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus has remained at Corinth; I left Trophimus sick at Miletus. Make every effort to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, as do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers.read more.
The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.

Titus 3:15

All those who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with all of you.

Philippians 1:23-25

I am pressured by both. I have the desire to depart and be with Christ—which is far better— but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am persuaded of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,

Hebrews 13:24-25

Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who are from Italy greet you. Grace be with all of you.

1 Peter 5:13-14

The church in Babylon, also chosen, sends you greetings, as does Mark, my son. Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

2 Kings 4:29

So Elisha said to Gehazi, “Tuck your mantle under your belt, take my staff with you, and go. If you meet anyone, don’t stop to greet him, and if a man greets you, don’t answer him. Then place my staff on the boy’s face.”

Luke 10:1-4

After this, the Lord appointed 70 others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go. He told them:“The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. Now go; I’m sending you out like lambs among wolves.read more.
Don’t carry a money-bag, traveling bag, or sandals; don’t greet anyone along the road.

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Spoken Greetings

Genesis 19:1

The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom’s gate. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them. He bowed with his face to the ground

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