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2 Samuel 8:9-10

When Toi, the king of Hamath, heard that David had defeated all the army of Hadadezer, Toi sent Joram his son to King David {to greet him} and to congratulate him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him; {for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi}. {He brought with him} objects of silver and objects of gold and objects of bronze.

1 Chronicles 18:9-10

And when Tou the king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer the king of Zobah, he sent Hadoram his son to King David to ask him for peace and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Tou {had been at war} with Hadadezer. And [he brought with him] all the objects of gold, silver, and bronze.

Genesis 14:17-20

After his return from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings who [were] with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that [is], the Valley of the King). And Melchizedek, the king of Salem, brought out bread and wine. (He was the priest of God Most High). And he blessed him and said, "Blessed [be] Abram by God Most High, Maker of heaven and earth.read more.
And blessed [be] God Most High who delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave to him a tenth of everything.

Genesis 47:7

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

1 Samuel 25:14

But a young man of the servants told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, "Look, David sent messengers from the desert to greet our master, but he addressed them angrily,

Matthew 10:11-15

And into whatever town or village you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay [there] until you depart. And [when you] enter into the house, greet it. And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.read more.
And whoever does not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet [as you] are going out of that house or [that] town. Truly I say to you, it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town!

Matthew 23:7

and the greetings in the marketplaces and to be called 'Rabbi' by people.

Mark 12:38

And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like walking around in long robes and greetings in the marketplaces

Luke 20:46

"Beware of the scribes, who like walking around in long robes and who love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets,

Luke 11:43

Woe to you, Pharisees, because you love the best seat in the synagogues and the greetings in the marketplaces!

Exodus 18:7

And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed, and he kissed him, and {they each asked about the other's welfare}, and they came into the tent.

Genesis 33:4

But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell upon his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

Genesis 46:29

Then Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen. He presented himself to him and fell upon his neck and wept upon his neck a long time.

Judges 18:15

So they turned to that direction, and they came to the house of the young Levite, the house of Micah, and {they greeted him}.

1 Samuel 10:3-4

Then you will go on from there and further you will come to the oak of Tabor. There three men will meet you, who [are] going up to God at Bethel. One will be carrying three male kid goats, one will be carrying three loaves of bread, and one will be carrying a skin of wine. {They will ask how you are doing} and will give you two loaves, which you will take from their hand.

1 Samuel 13:10

{Just as} he finished offering the burnt sacrifice, Samuel was coming. So Saul went out to meet him [and] to bless him.

1 Samuel 17:22

David left the baggage [he had] with him in the {care} of the baggage keeper, ran to the battle line, and came and {asked how his brothers were doing}.

1 Samuel 30:21

Then David came to [the] two hundred men {who had been too exhausted to follow} David; they had left them behind at the Wadi Besor. They went out to meet David and to meet the people who were with him. David came near with the people and {asked them how they were doing}.

2 Kings 10:12-15

Then he arose and went and came to Samaria. On the way, he was [at] Beth-Eked of the shepherds, and Jehu met the brothers of Ahaziah king of Judah. He asked, "Who [are] you?" They said, "We [are] the brothers of Ahaziah; we came down for the peace of the king's children and the children of the queen." Then he said, "Seize them alive!" So they seized them alive but then slaughtered them at the cistern of Beth-Eked, forty-two men. He did not allow any of them to survive.read more.
Next he went from there and found Jehonadab the son of Recab to meet him. He greeted him and asked him, "{Is your heart right with me as my heart is with you}?" Then Jehonadab said, "Yes, it is. Give your hand!" And he gave his hand and took him up to him on the chariot.

Isaiah 14:9

Sheol below is getting excited over you, to meet {you when you come}; it arouses [the] dead spirits for you, all of [the] leaders of [the] earth. It raises all of [the] kings of [the] nations from their thrones.

Matthew 5:47

And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing that is remarkable? Do not the Gentiles also do the same?

Matthew 26:49

And he came up to Jesus immediately [and] said, "Greetings, Rabbi," and kissed him.

Matthew 28:9

And behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Greetings!" And they came up [and] took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

Mark 9:15

And immediately the whole crowd, [when they] saw him, were amazed, and ran up to [him] [and] greeted him.

Luke 1:39-41

Now in those days Mary set out [and] traveled with haste into the hill country, to a town of Judah, and entered into the house of Zechariah, and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened that when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby in her womb leaped and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 18:22

And [when he] arrived at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, [and] went down to Antioch.

Acts 21:7

And [when] we had completed the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais. And [after we] greeted the brothers, we stayed one day with them.

Ruth 2:4

And look, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, "[May] Yahweh [be] with you." And they said to him, "[May] Yahweh bless you."

1 Samuel 25:4-6

David heard in the wilderness that Nabal [was] shearing his sheep. So David sent ten young men, and David said to the young men, "Go up to Carmel and go to Nabal; {you will greet him in my name}. Then you must say to him, '[Long] life [to you], and {may it go well with you, with your house, and with all that is yours}.

1 Thessalonians 1:1

Paul and 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 Rehum the royal officer, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their associates who live in Samaria and the rest [of the province] Beyond the River, greetings. And now

Ezra 5:7

They sent to him the report {in which was written as follows}: "To Darius the king, all peace.

Ezra 7:12

"Artaxerxes, the king of kings, to Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of the heavens. Peace. And now

Acts 15:23

writing [this letter] {to be delivered by them}: The apostles and the elders, brothers. To the brothers [who are] from among the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia. Greetings!

Acts 23:26

Claudius Lysias. To his excellency Governor Felix. Greetings!

Romans 1:1-7

Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called [to be] an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy scriptures, concerning his Son, who was born {a descendant} of David according to the flesh,read more.
who was declared Son of God in power according to {the Holy Spirit} by the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship for the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of his name, among whom you also are [the] called of Jesus Christ. To all those in Rome who are loved by God, called [to be] saints. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Paul, called [to be] an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, to the church of God sanctified in Christ Jesus that is in Corinth, called [to be] saints, together with all those who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, 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 through the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the church of God that is in Corinth, together with all the saints who are in all Achaia. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 1:1-5

Paul, an apostle not from men nor by men but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead, and all the brothers 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 in order to rescue us from the 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 the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus and faithful in Christ Jesus: 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, together with 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 through the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ in Colossae. Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

2 Thessalonians 1:1-2

Paul and 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 the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, [my] true child 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 through the will of God, according to the promise of life which [is] in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, [my] dear child. 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 for the faith of the chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth that [is] according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life which God, who does not lie, promised before eternal ages, but at the proper time has disclosed his message in the proclamation [with] which I was entrusted according to the command of God our Savior,read more.
to Titus, [my] true child according to a 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 chosen who are residing temporarily in the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctification of 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 apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained a faith equal in value to ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you in 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 love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility.

Romans 16:3-27

Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, for which not only I am thankful, but also all the churches of the Gentiles; also [greet] the church in their house. Greet Epenetus my dear [friend], who is {the first convert} of Asia for Christ.read more.
Greet Mary, who {has worked hard} for you. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my compatriots and my fellow prisoners, who are well known to the apostles, who were also in Christ before me. Greet Ampliatus, my dear [friend] in the Lord. Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my dear [friend] Stachys. Greet Apelles, who [is] approved in Christ. Greet those of the [household] of Aristobulus. Greet Herodion my compatriot. Greet those of the [household] of Narcissus who are in the Lord. Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, the laborers in the Lord. Greet Persis, the dear [friend] who {has worked hard} in the Lord. Greet Rufus, the chosen one in the Lord, and his mother and mine. Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers 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 greet you. Now I exhort you, brothers, to look out for those who cause dissensions and temptations contrary to the teaching which you learned, and stay away from them. For such people do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own stomach, and by smooth speech and flattery they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. For [the report of] your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, and I want you to be wise toward what [is] good, but innocent toward what [is] evil. And in a short time the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you, and Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my compatriots. I, Tertius, the one who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord. Gaius, my host and [the host] of the whole church, greets you. Erastus the city treasurer greets you, and Quartus the brother. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with all of you. Amen.

1 Corinthians 16:19-24

The churches of [the province of] Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you in the Lord many [times], together with the church in their house. All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. The greeting [is] by my hand--Paul's.read more.
If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. O 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. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit [be] with all of you.

Philippians 4:21-23

Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers with me greet you. All the saints greet you, and especially those of Caesar's household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit.

Colossians 4:10-18

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions--if he should come to you, welcome him), and Jesus who is called Justus. These [are] the only ones who are fellow workers for the kingdom of God from the circumcision, who have been a comfort to me. Epaphras, who is [one] of you, greets you, a slave of Christ always struggling on behalf of you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.read more.
For I testify to him that {he is working hard} on behalf of you and those in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis. Luke the physician, our dear friend, greets you, [as does] Demas. Greet the brothers in Laodicea, and Nympha and the church in her house. And whenever this letter is read among you, {see to it} that it is read also among the Laodicean church, and that you also read the [letter] from Laodicea. And tell Archippus, "Direct your attention to the ministry that you received in the Lord, in order that you may complete it." The greeting [is] by my hand, Paul's. Remember my {imprisonment}. Grace [be] with you.

1 Thessalonians 5:25-28

Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I adjure you by the Lord, have this letter read aloud to all the brothers.read more.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

Now may the Lord of peace himself grant you peace through everything in every way. [May] the Lord [be] with all of you. The greeting [is] by my hand, Paul's, which is {a sign of genuineness} 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 remained in Corinth, but Trophimus I left behind in Miletus [because he] was sick. Make haste to come before winter. Eubulus and Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers greet you.read more.
The Lord [be] with your spirit. Grace [be] with you.

Titus 3:15

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

Philippians 1:23-25

But I am hard pressed {between the two options}, having the desire to depart and to be with Christ, {for this is very much better}. But to stay on in the flesh [is] more necessary for your sake. And because I am convinced 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 from Italy greet you. Grace [be] with all of you.

1 Peter 5:13-14

She [who is] in Babylon, chosen the same as [you], greets you, and [so does] my son Mark. Greet one another with a loving kiss. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

2 Kings 4:29

Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet anyone, you must not greet them; if anyone greets you, you must not answer them. You must put my staff on the face of the boy."

Luke 10:1-4

And after these [things], the Lord also appointed seventy-two others and sent them out two by two before {him} into every town and place where he was about to go. And he said to them, "The harvest [is] plentiful, but the workers [are] few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest that he send out workers into his harvest. Go! Behold, I am sending you out like lambs in the midst of wolves!read more.
Do not carry a money bag or a traveler's bag or sandals, and greet no one along the road.

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Genesis 19:1

And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening. And Lot was sitting in the gateway of Sodom. Then Lot saw [them] and stood up to meet them. And he bowed down [with his] face to the ground.