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37 Bible Verses about Salutations

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Luke 1:41-44

When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped inside her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she exclaimed with a loud cry: You are the most blessed of women, and your child will be blessed! How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?read more.
For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy inside me!

Genesis 18:2

He looked up, and he saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed to the ground.

Genesis 43:29

When he looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, he asked, "Is this your youngest brother that you told me about?" Then he said, "May God be gracious to you, my son."

Judges 19:20

"Peace to you," said the old man. "I'll take care of everything you need. Only don't spend the night in the square."

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 15:13

When Samuel came to him, Saul said, "May the Lord bless you. I have carried out the Lord's instructions."

1 Samuel 25:6

Then say this: 'Long life to you, and peace to you, to your family, and to all that is yours.

Matthew 28:9

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

Luke 1:28

And [the angel] came to her and said, "Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you."

Genesis 45:14

Then Joseph threw his arms around Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his shoulder.

Genesis 19:1-2

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 and said, "My lords, turn aside to your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and go on your way." "No," they said. "We would rather spend the night in the square."

Matthew 26:49

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

Romans 16:16

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send you greetings.

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab asked Amasa, "Are you well, my brother?" Then with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him.

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

Genesis 23:7

Then Abraham rose and bowed down to the Hittites, the people of the land.

Genesis 27:29

May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. Be master over your brothers; may your mother's sons bow down to you. Those who curse you will be cursed, and those who bless you will be blessed.

Genesis 33:3

He himself went on ahead and bowed to the ground seven times until he approached his brother.

Genesis 37:10

He told his father and brothers, but his father rebuked him. "What kind of dream is this that you have had?" he said. "Are your mother and brothers and I going to bow down to the ground before you?"

Genesis 41:43

He had Joseph ride in his second chariot, and [servants] called out before him, "Abrek!" So he placed him over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 43:26

When Joseph came home, they brought him the gift they had carried into the house, and they bowed to the ground before him.

Genesis 49:8

Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the necks of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you.

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off the donkey and fell with her face to the ground in front of David.

2 Samuel 18:28

Ahimaaz called out to the king, "All is well," and then bowed down to the king with his face to the ground. He continued, "May the Lord your God be praised! He delivered up the men who rebelled against my lord the king."

Esther 8:3

Then Esther addressed the king again. She fell at his feet, wept, and begged him to revoke the evil of Haman the Agagite, and his plot he had devised against the Jews.

Mark 5:22

One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet

Genesis 19:2

and said, "My lords, turn aside to your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and go on your way." "No," they said. "We would rather spend the night in the square."

2 Corinthians 13:13

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

Colossians 4:18

This greeting is in my own hand-Paul. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

Philippians 4:21

Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. Those brothers who are with me greet you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

This greeting is in my own hand-Paul. This is a sign in every letter; this is how I write.

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Salutations » By bowing

Genesis 18:2

He looked up, and he saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed to the ground.

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off the donkey and fell with her face to the ground in front of David.

Mark 5:22

One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet

Genesis 43:28

They answered, "Your servant our father is well. He is still alive." And they bowed down to honor him.

Salutations » Examples of

Matthew 28:9

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

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.

Luke 1:28

And [the angel] came to her and said, "Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you."

Genesis 43:29

When he looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, he asked, "Is this your youngest brother that you told me about?" Then he said, "May God be gracious to you, my son."

1 Samuel 15:13

When Samuel came to him, Saul said, "May the Lord bless you. I have carried out the Lord's instructions."

Salutations » Often sent by letter

Romans 16:21-23

Timothy, my co-worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow countrymen, greet you. I Tertius, who penned this epistle in the Lord, greet you. Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus greet you.

Colossians 4:18

This greeting is in my own hand-Paul. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

This greeting is in my own hand-Paul. This is a sign in every letter; this is how I write.

Salutations » By letter

2 John 1:13

The children of your elect sister send you greetings.

3 John 1:14

I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace be with you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name.

Colossians 4:18

This greeting is in my own hand-Paul. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

This greeting is in my own hand-Paul. This is a sign in every letter; this is how I write.

Salutations » Of affection

Genesis 45:14

Then Joseph threw his arms around Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his shoulder.

Romans 16:16

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send you greetings.

Salutations » Were given » On entering a house

Judges 18:15

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

Luke 1:40-41

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.

Luke 1:44

For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy inside me!

Salutations » Often sent through messengers

2 Samuel 8:10

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 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.

1 Samuel 25:5

so David sent 10 young men instructing them, "Go up to Carmel, and when you come to Nabal, greet him in my name.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Falling prostrate on the ground

Luke 8:41

Just then, a man named Jairus came. He was a leader of the synagogue. He fell down at Jesus' feet and pleaded with Him to come to his house,

Esther 8:3

Then Esther addressed the king again. She fell at his feet, wept, and begged him to revoke the evil of Haman the Agagite, and his plot he had devised against the Jews.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Embracing and kissing the feet

Luke 7:38

and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant oil.

Matthew 28:9

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

Luke 7:45

You gave Me no kiss, but she hasn't stopped kissing My feet since I came in.

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

Genesis 45:14-15

Then Joseph threw his arms around Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his shoulder. Joseph kissed each of his brothers as he wept, and afterward his brothers talked with him.

Salutations » Often perfidious

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab asked Amasa, "Are you well, my brother?" Then with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

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

Salutations » Antiquity of

Genesis 18:2

He looked up, and he saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed to the ground.

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

Salutations » Given to Christ in derision

Matthew 27:29

They twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and placed a reed in His right hand. And they knelt down before Him and mocked Him: "Hail, King of the Jews!"

Mark 15:18

And they began to salute Him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Kissing the dust

Isaiah 49:23

Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down to you with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who put their hope in Me will not be put to shame.

Psalm 72:9

May desert tribes kneel before him and his enemies lick the dust.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Hail

Luke 1:28

And [the angel] came to her and said, "Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you."

Matthew 26:49

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

Salutations » Persons in haste excused from giving or receiving

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 10:24

For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see yet didn't see them; to hear the things you hear yet didn't hear them."

Salutations » The pharisees condemned for seeking, in public

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,

Matthew 23:7

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

Salutations » By kissing

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab asked Amasa, "Are you well, my brother?" Then with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

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

Salutations » Were given » By all passers-by

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.

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

1 Samuel 15:13

When Samuel came to him, Saul said, "May the Lord bless you. I have carried out the Lord's instructions."

Salutations » Were given » By brethren to each other

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.

Salutations » Were given » By superiors to inferiors

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,

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

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab asked Amasa, "Are you well, my brother?" Then with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him.

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

Matthew 14:36

They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.

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

1 Samuel 25:6

Then say this: 'Long life to you, and peace to you, to your family, and to all that is yours.

Salutations » Expressions used as » God be gracious unto thee

Genesis 43:29

When he looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, he asked, "Is this your youngest brother that you told me about?" Then he said, "May God be gracious to you, my son."

Salutations » Expressions used as » Art thou in health?

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab asked Amasa, "Are you well, my brother?" Then with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Bowing frequently to the ground

Genesis 33:3

He himself went on ahead and bowed to the ground seven times until he approached his brother.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Peace be with thee

Judges 19:20

"Peace to you," said the old man. "I'll take care of everything you need. Only don't spend the night in the square."

Salutations » Expressions used as » All hail

Matthew 28:9

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

Salutations » Were given » By inferiors to their superiors

Genesis 47:7

Joseph then brought his father Jacob 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 brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don't even the Gentiles do the same?

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

Psalm 129:8

Then none who pass by will say, "May the Lord's blessing be on 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 teaching, do not receive him into your home, and don't say, "Welcome," to him;

Salutations » Expressions used as » Peace be to this house

Salutations » Peace to you (hebrew: shalomleka)

Salutations » Expressions used as » The lord be with you

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.

Salutations » Expressions used as » The lord bless thee

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.

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

Genesis 43:29

When he looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, he asked, "Is this your youngest brother that you told me about?" Then he said, "May God be gracious to you, my son."

Salutations » Are you well, my brother?

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab asked Amasa, "Are you well, my brother?" Then with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him.

Salutations » Peace (hebrew: shalom)

1 Samuel 25:6

Then say this: 'Long life to you, and peace to you, to your family, and to all that is yours.

Salutations » Hail, master!

Matthew 26:49

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

Salutations » Addresses in » my lords,

Genesis 19:2

and said, "My lords, turn aside to your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and go on your way." "No," they said. "We would rather spend the night in the square."

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

Salutations » All hail

Matthew 28:9

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

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

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.

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

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.

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