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37 Bible Verses about Salutations

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Luke 1:41-44

And it occurred that when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud cry, and then exclaimed, Blessed (favored of God) above all other women are you! And blessed (favored of God) is the Fruit of your womb! And how [have I deserved that this honor should] be granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?read more.
For behold, the instant the sound of your salutation reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

Genesis 18:2

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground

Genesis 43:29

And he looked up and saw his [full] brother Benjamin, his mother's [only other] son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to you, my son!

Judges 19:20

And the old man said, Peace be to you, but leave all your wants to me; only do not lodge in the street.

Ruth 2:4

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, The Lord be with you! And they answered him, The Lord bless you!

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, Blessed are you of the Lord. I have performed what the Lord ordered.

1 Samuel 25:6

And salute him thus: Peace be to you and to your house and to all that you have.

Matthew 28:9

And as they went, behold, Jesus met them and said, Hail (greetings)! And they went up to Him and clasped His feet and worshiped Him.

Luke 1:28

And he came to her and said, Hail, O favored one [ endued with grace]! The Lord is with you! Blessed (favored of God) are you before all other women!

Luke 10:5

Whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this household! [ Freedom from all the distresses that result from sin be with this family].

Genesis 45:14

And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Genesis 19:1-2

It was evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom's [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground. And he said, My lords, turn aside, I beg of you, into your servant's house and spend the night and bathe your feet. Then you can arise early and go on your way. But they said, No, we will spend the night in the square.

Matthew 26:49

And he came up to Jesus at once and said, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), Master! And he embraced Him and kissed Him with [pretended] warmth and devotion.

Romans 16:16

Greet one another with a holy (consecrated) kiss. All the churches of Christ (the Messiah) wish to be remembered to you.

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, Are you well, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand [as if] to kiss him.

Genesis 19:1

It was evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom's [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground.

Genesis 23:7

And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, the Hittites.

Genesis 27:29

Let peoples serve you and nations bow down to you; be master over your brothers, and let your mother's sons bow down to you. Let everyone be cursed who curses you and favored with blessings who blesses you.

Genesis 33:3

Then Jacob went over [the stream] before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Genesis 37:10

And he told it to his father [as well as] his brethren. But his father rebuked him and said to him, What is the meaning of this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow down ourselves to the earth and do homage to you?

Genesis 41:43

He made him to ride in the second chariot which he had, and [officials] cried before him, Bow the knee! And he set him over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 43:26

And when Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which they had with them, and bowed themselves to him to the ground.

Genesis 49:8

Judah, you are the one whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons shall bow down to you.

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she hastened and lighted off the donkey, and fell before David on her face and did obeisance.

2 Samuel 18:28

And Ahimaaz called and said to the king, All is well! And he fell down to the ground on his face before the king and said, Blessed be the Lord your God, Who has shut up the men who lifted up their hands against my lord the king.

Esther 8:3

And Esther spoke yet again to the king and fell down at his feet and besought him with tears to avert the evil plot of Haman the Agagite and his scheme that he had devised against the Jews.

Mark 5:22

Then one of the rulers of the synagogue came up, Jairus by name; and seeing Him, he prostrated himself at His feet

Genesis 19:2

And he said, My lords, turn aside, I beg of you, into your servant's house and spend the night and bathe your feet. Then you can arise early and go on your way. But they said, No, we will spend the night in the square.

1 Corinthians 16:21

I, Paul, [add this final] greeting with my own hand.

2 Corinthians 13:13

All the saints (the people of God here) salute you.

Colossians 4:18

I, Paul, [add this final] greeting, writing with my own hand. Remember I am still in prison and in chains. May grace (God's unmerited favor and blessing) be with you! Amen (so be it).

Philippians 4:21

Remember me to every saint (every born-again believer) in Christ Jesus. The brethren (my associates) who are with me greet you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

I, Paul, write you this final greeting with my own hand. This is the mark and sign [that it is not a forgery] in every letter of mine. It is the way I write [my handwriting and signature].

From Thematic Bible


Salutations » By bowing

Genesis 18:2

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she hastened and lighted off the donkey, and fell before David on her face and did obeisance.

Mark 5:22

Then one of the rulers of the synagogue came up, Jairus by name; and seeing Him, he prostrated himself at His feet

Genesis 43:28

And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health; he is still alive. And they bowed down their heads and made obeisance.

Salutations » Examples of

Matthew 28:9

And as they went, behold, Jesus met them and said, Hail (greetings)! And they went up to Him and clasped His feet and worshiped Him.

Ruth 2:4

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, The Lord be with you! And they answered him, The Lord bless you!

Luke 1:28

And he came to her and said, Hail, O favored one [ endued with grace]! The Lord is with you! Blessed (favored of God) are you before all other women!

Genesis 43:29

And he looked up and saw his [full] brother Benjamin, his mother's [only other] son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to you, my son!

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, Blessed are you of the Lord. I have performed what the Lord ordered.

Salutations » Often sent by letter

Romans 16:21-23

Timothy, my fellow worker, wishes to be remembered to you, as do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my tribal kinsmen. I, Tertius, the writer of this letter, greet you in the Lord. Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church here, greets you. So do Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus.

1 Corinthians 16:21

I, Paul, [add this final] greeting with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18

I, Paul, [add this final] greeting, writing with my own hand. Remember I am still in prison and in chains. May grace (God's unmerited favor and blessing) be with you! Amen (so be it).

2 Thessalonians 3:17

I, Paul, write you this final greeting with my own hand. This is the mark and sign [that it is not a forgery] in every letter of mine. It is the way I write [my handwriting and signature].

Salutations » By letter

2 John 1:13

The children of your elect (chosen) sister wish to be remembered to you. Amen (so be it).

3 John 1:14

I hope to see you soon, and we will talk together face to face.

1 Corinthians 16:21

I, Paul, [add this final] greeting with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18

I, Paul, [add this final] greeting, writing with my own hand. Remember I am still in prison and in chains. May grace (God's unmerited favor and blessing) be with you! Amen (so be it).

2 Thessalonians 3:17

I, Paul, write you this final greeting with my own hand. This is the mark and sign [that it is not a forgery] in every letter of mine. It is the way I write [my handwriting and signature].

Salutations » Of affection

Genesis 45:14

And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Romans 16:16

Greet one another with a holy (consecrated) kiss. All the churches of Christ (the Messiah) wish to be remembered to you.

Salutations » Were given » On entering a house

Judges 18:15

And they turned in that direction and came to the house of the young Levite, at the home of Micah, and saluted him.

Matthew 10:12

As you go into the house, give your greetings and wish it well.

Luke 1:40-41

And she went to the house of Zachariah and, entering it, saluted Elizabeth. And it occurred that when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit.

Luke 1:44

For behold, the instant the sound of your salutation reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

Salutations » Often sent through messengers

2 Samuel 8:10

[He] sent Joram his son to King David to salute and congratulate him about his battle and defeat of Hadadezer. For Hadadezer had had wars with Toi. Joram brought vessels of silver, gold, and bronze.

1 Samuel 25:14

But one of Nabal's young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master, and he railed at them.

1 Samuel 25:5

And David sent out ten young men and said to [them], Go up to Carmel to Nabal and greet him in my name;

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Falling prostrate on the ground

Luke 8:41

And there came a man named Jairus, who had [for a long time] been a director of the synagogue; and falling at the feet of Jesus, he begged Him to come to his house,

Esther 8:3

And Esther spoke yet again to the king and fell down at his feet and besought him with tears to avert the evil plot of Haman the Agagite and his scheme that he had devised against the Jews.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Embracing and kissing the feet

Luke 7:38

And standing behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with [her] tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed His feet [affectionately] and anointed them with the ointment (perfume).

Matthew 28:9

And as they went, behold, Jesus met them and said, Hail (greetings)! And they went up to Him and clasped His feet and worshiped Him.

Luke 7:45

You gave Me no kiss, but she from the moment I came in has not ceased [ intermittently] to kiss My feet tenderly and caressingly.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Falling on the neck and kissing

Genesis 45:14-15

And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. Moreover, he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers conversed with him.

Salutations » Often perfidious

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, Are you well, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand [as if] to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

And he came up to Jesus at once and said, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), Master! And he embraced Him and kissed Him with [pretended] warmth and devotion.

Salutations » Antiquity of

Genesis 18:2

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground

Genesis 19:1

It was evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom's [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground.

Salutations » Given to Christ in derision

Matthew 27:29

And, weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on His head and put a reed (staff) in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they made sport of Him, saying, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), King of the Jews!

Mark 15:18

And they began to salute Him, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), King of the Jews!

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Kissing the dust

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your foster fathers and guardians, and their queens your nursing mothers. They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know [with an acquaintance and understanding based on and grounded in personal experience] that I am the Lord; for they shall not be put to shame who wait for, look for, hope for, and expect Me.

Psalm 72:9

Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before Him and His enemies shall lick the dust.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Hail

Luke 1:28

And he came to her and said, Hail, O favored one [ endued with grace]! The Lord is with you! Blessed (favored of God) are you before all other women!

Matthew 26:49

And he came up to Jesus at once and said, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), Master! And he embraced Him and kissed Him with [pretended] warmth and devotion.

Salutations » Persons in haste excused from giving or receiving

2 Kings 4:29

Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand and go lay my staff on the face of the child. If you meet any man, do not salute him. If he salutes you, do not answer him.

Luke 10:24

For I tell you that many prophets and kings longed to see what you see and they did not see it, and to hear what you hear and they did not hear it.

Salutations » The pharisees condemned for seeking, in public

Mark 12:38

And in [the course of] His teaching, He said, Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and [to get] greetings in the marketplaces [public forums],

Matthew 23:7

And to be greeted with honor in the marketplaces and to have people call them rabbi.

Salutations » By kissing

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, Are you well, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand [as if] to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

And he came up to Jesus at once and said, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), Master! And he embraced Him and kissed Him with [pretended] warmth and devotion.

Salutations » Were given » By all passers-by

1 Samuel 10:3-4

Then you will go on from there and you will come to the oak of Tabor, and three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one carrying three kids, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin bottle of wine. They will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall accept from their hand.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Blessed be thou of the lord

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, Blessed are you of the Lord. I have performed what the Lord ordered.

Salutations » Were given » By brethren to each other

1 Samuel 17:22

David left his packages in the care of the baggage keeper and ran into the ranks and came and greeted his brothers.

Salutations » Were given » By superiors to inferiors

1 Samuel 30:21

And David came to the 200 men who were so exhausted and faint that they could not follow [him] and had been left at the brook Besor [with the baggage]. They came to meet David and those with him, and when he came near to the men, he saluted them.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Laying hold of the beard with the right hand, &c

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, Are you well, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand [as if] to kiss him.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Touching the hem of the garment

Matthew 14:36

And begged Him to let them merely touch the fringe of His garment; and as many as touched it were perfectly restored.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Peace to thee, and peace to thine house, and peace unto all that thou hast

1 Samuel 25:6

And salute him thus: Peace be to you and to your house and to all that you have.

Salutations » Expressions used as » God be gracious unto thee

Genesis 43:29

And he looked up and saw his [full] brother Benjamin, his mother's [only other] son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to you, my son!

Salutations » Expressions used as » Art thou in health?

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, Are you well, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand [as if] to kiss him.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Bowing frequently to the ground

Genesis 33:3

Then Jacob went over [the stream] before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Peace be with thee

Judges 19:20

And the old man said, Peace be to you, but leave all your wants to me; only do not lodge in the street.

Salutations » Expressions used as » All hail

Matthew 28:9

And as they went, behold, Jesus met them and said, Hail (greetings)! And they went up to Him and clasped His feet and worshiped Him.

Salutations » Were given » By inferiors to their superiors

Genesis 47:7

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

Salutations » The jews condemned for giving, only to their countrymen

Matthew 5:47

And if you greet only your brethren, what more than others are you doing? Do not even the Gentiles (the heathen) do that?

Salutations » Expressions used as » The blessing of the lord be upon you, we bless you in the name of the lord

Psalm 129:8

While those who go by do not say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you! We bless you in the name of the Lord!

Salutations » Denied to persons of bad character

2 John 1:10

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Peace be to this house

Luke 10:5

Whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this household! [ Freedom from all the distresses that result from sin be with this family].

Salutations » Peace to you (hebrew: shalomleka)

Salutations » Expressions used as » The lord be with you

Ruth 2:4

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, The Lord be with you! And they answered him, The Lord bless you!

Salutations » Expressions used as » The lord bless thee

Ruth 2:4

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, The Lord be with you! And they answered him, The Lord bless you!

Salutations » Addresses in » may God be gracious to you,

Genesis 43:29

And he looked up and saw his [full] brother Benjamin, his mother's [only other] son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to you, my son!

Salutations » Are you well, my brother?

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, Are you well, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand [as if] to kiss him.

Salutations » Peace (hebrew: shalom)

1 Samuel 25:6

And salute him thus: Peace be to you and to your house and to all that you have.

Salutations » Hail, master!

Matthew 26:49

And he came up to Jesus at once and said, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), Master! And he embraced Him and kissed Him with [pretended] warmth and devotion.

Salutations » Addresses in » my lords,

Genesis 19:2

And he said, My lords, turn aside, I beg of you, into your servant's house and spend the night and bathe your feet. Then you can arise early and go on your way. But they said, No, we will spend the night in the square.

Salutations » Peace (hebrew: shalom) to this house,

Luke 10:5

Whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this household! [ Freedom from all the distresses that result from sin be with this family].

Salutations » All hail

Matthew 28:9

And as they went, behold, Jesus met them and said, Hail (greetings)! And they went up to Him and clasped His feet and worshiped Him.

Salutations » From a master to his servants, "may the lord be with you,"

Ruth 2:4

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, The Lord be with you! And they answered him, The Lord bless you!

Salutations » Servants to their masters, "may the lord bless you,"

Ruth 2:4

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, The Lord be with you! And they answered him, The Lord bless you!