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37 Bible Verses about Salutations

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Luke 1:41-44

And it came to pass that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit; and she spoke out with a loud voice and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?read more.
For, behold, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

Genesis 18:2

and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, three men stood by him; and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door and bowed himself toward the ground

Genesis 43:29

And he lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spoke unto me? And he said, God be merciful unto thee, my son.

Judges 19:20

And the old man said, Peace be with thee; let all thy needs be upon me; only do not pass the night in the plaza.

Ruth 2:4

And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD; I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

1 Samuel 25:6

And thus shall ye say to him, May thou live and peace be unto thee and peace be unto thy house and peace be unto all that thou hast.

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, Receive joy. And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped him.

Luke 1:28

And the angel came in unto her and said, Hail, thou that art much graced, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women.

Genesis 45:14

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

Genesis 19:1-2

And the two angels came to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom, and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground, and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your slave's house and tarry all night and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early and go on your ways. And they said, No, but we will abide in the street all night.

Matthew 26:49

And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, Receive joy, master; and kissed him.

Romans 16:16

Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the congregations of Christ salute you.

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in peace, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

Genesis 19:1

And the two angels came to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom, and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground,

Genesis 23:7

And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the sons of Heth.

Genesis 27:29

Let the peoples serve thee and nations bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee; cursed be every one that curses thee, and blessed be he that blesses thee.

Genesis 33:3

And he passed over in front of 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 and to his brethren; and his father reprehended him and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

Genesis 41:43

and he made him to ride in his second chariot; and they cried before him, Abrech Tender Father-honour this one as a precious father; and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 43:26

And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which they had in their hand in the house and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

Genesis 49:8

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; thy father's sons shall bow down before thee.

1 Samuel 25:23

And when Abigail saw David, she hastened and lighted off the ass and fell before David on her face and bowed herself to the ground

2 Samuel 18:28

And Ahimaaz called and said unto the king peace. And he fell down to the earth upon his face before the king, and said, Blessed be the LORD thy God, who has delivered up those men that lifted up their hand against my lord the king.

Esther 8:3

And Esther spoke yet again before the king and fell down at his feet and besought him with tears to put away the evil of Haman, the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.

Mark 5:22

And one of the princes of the synagogue came, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet

Genesis 19:2

and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your slave's house and tarry all night and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early and go on your ways. And they said, No, but we will abide in the street all night.

1 Corinthians 16:21

The salutation of me, Paul, is with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18

The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

Philippians 4:21

Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

Receive saving health from my hand, Paul, which is the sign in all my letters: so I write.

From Thematic Bible


Salutations » By bowing

Genesis 18:2

and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, three men stood by him; and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door and bowed himself toward the ground

1 Samuel 25:23

And when Abigail saw David, she hastened and lighted off the ass and fell before David on her face and bowed herself to the ground

Mark 5:22

And one of the princes of the synagogue came, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet

Genesis 43:28

And they answered, Thy slave our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads and made obeisance.

Salutations » Examples of

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, Receive joy. And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped him.

Ruth 2:4

And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Luke 1:28

And the angel came in unto her and said, Hail, thou that art much graced, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women.

Genesis 43:29

And he lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spoke unto me? And he said, God be merciful unto thee, my son.

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD; I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

Salutations » Often sent by letter

Romans 16:21-23

Timothy my fellow worker and Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. Gaius my host, and of the whole congregation , salutes you. Erastus, the chamberlain of the city, salutes you, and Quartus, a brother.

1 Corinthians 16:21

The salutation of me, Paul, is with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18

The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

Receive saving health from my hand, Paul, which is the sign in all my letters: so I write.

Salutations » By letter

2 John 1:13

The sons of thy chosen sister greet thee. Amen.

3 John 1:14

For I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

1 Corinthians 16:21

The salutation of me, Paul, is with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18

The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

Receive saving health from my hand, Paul, which is the sign in all my letters: so I write.

Salutations » Of affection

Genesis 45:14

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

Romans 16:16

Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the congregations of Christ salute you.

Salutations » Were given » On entering a house

Judges 18:15

And they turned in there and came to the house of the young man, the Levite, even unto the house of Micah, and greeted him.

Luke 1:40-41

and entered into the house of Zacharias and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit;

Luke 1:44

For, behold, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

Salutations » Often sent through messengers

2 Samuel 8:10

then Toi sent Joram, his son, unto King David, to greet him peacefully and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and smitten him, for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought vessels of silver and vessels of gold and vessels of brass in his hand,

1 Samuel 25:14

And one of the servants told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to bless our master, and he railed on them.

1 Samuel 25:5

And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Climb up to Carmel and go to Nabal and greet him in my name.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Falling prostrate on the ground

Luke 8:41

And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a prince of the synagogue, and he fell down at Jesus' feet and besought him that he would come into his house;

Esther 8:3

And Esther spoke yet again before the king and fell down at his feet and besought him with tears to put away the evil of Haman, the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Embracing and kissing the feet

Luke 7:38

and stood at his feet behind him weeping and began to wash his feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, Receive joy. And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped him.

Luke 7:45

Thou gavest me no kiss; but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet.

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

Genesis 45:14-15

And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. Moreover he kissed all his brethren and wept upon them, and after that his brethren talked with him.

Salutations » Often perfidious

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in peace, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, Receive joy, master; and kissed him.

Salutations » Antiquity of

Genesis 18:2

and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, three men stood by him; and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door and bowed himself toward the ground

Genesis 19:1

And the two angels came to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom, and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground,

Salutations » Given to Christ in derision

Matthew 27:29

And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head and a reed in his right hand; and they bowed the knee before him and mocked him, saying, Receive joy, King of the Jews!

Mark 15:18

and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Kissing the dust

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be thy nursing fathers and their princesses thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for those that wait for me shall not be ashamed.

Psalm 72:9

Those that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Hail

Luke 1:28

And the angel came in unto her and said, Hail, thou that art much graced, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women.

Matthew 26:49

And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, Receive joy, master; and kissed him.

Salutations » Persons in haste excused from giving or receiving

2 Kings 4:29

Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins and take my staff in thy hand and go; if thou meet anyone, salute him not; and if anyone salutes thee, answer him not again, and lay my staff upon the face of the child.

Luke 10:24

for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see those things which ye see and did not see them and to hear those things which ye hear and did not hear them.

Salutations » The pharisees condemned for seeking, in public

Mark 12:38

And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, who love to go in long clothing and love the salutations in the marketplaces

Matthew 23:7

and greetings in the markets and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

Salutations » By kissing

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in peace, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, Receive joy, master; and kissed him.

Salutations » Were given » By all passers-by

1 Samuel 10:3-4

Then shalt thou go on forward from there, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and three men going up to God to Bethel shall meet thee, one carrying three kids and another carrying three loaves of bread and another carrying a bottle of wine. And they will salute thee and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.

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

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD; I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

Salutations » Were given » By brethren to each other

1 Samuel 17:22

And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage and ran into the army and came and asked about his brethren, if they were well.

Salutations » Were given » By superiors to inferiors

1 Samuel 30:21

And David came to the two hundred men who were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to remain at the brook Besor, and they went forth to meet David and to meet the people that were with him, and when David came near to the people, he saluted them with peace.

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

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in peace, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

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

Matthew 14:36

and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment, and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

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

1 Samuel 25:6

And thus shall ye say to him, May thou live and peace be unto thee and peace be unto thy house and peace be unto all that thou hast.

Salutations » Expressions used as » God be gracious unto thee

Genesis 43:29

And he lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spoke unto me? And he said, God be merciful unto thee, my son.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Art thou in health?

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in peace, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Bowing frequently to the ground

Genesis 33:3

And he passed over in front of 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 with thee; let all thy needs be upon me; only do not pass the night in the plaza.

Salutations » Expressions used as » All hail

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, Receive joy. And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped him.

Salutations » Were given » By inferiors to their superiors

Genesis 47:7

And Joseph brought in Jacob his father and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

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

Matthew 5:47

And if ye embrace your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so?

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

Psalm 129:8

Neither did those who go by 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 unto you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house neither say unto him, Welcome:

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

And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Salutations » Expressions used as » The lord bless thee

Ruth 2:4

And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

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

Genesis 43:29

And he lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spoke unto me? And he said, God be merciful unto thee, my son.

Salutations » Are you well, my brother?

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in peace, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

Salutations » Peace (hebrew: shalom)

1 Samuel 25:6

And thus shall ye say to him, May thou live and peace be unto thee and peace be unto thy house and peace be unto all that thou hast.

Salutations » Hail, master!

Matthew 26:49

And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, Receive joy, master; and kissed him.

Salutations » Addresses in » my lords,

Genesis 19:2

and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your slave's house and tarry all night and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early and go on your ways. And they said, No, but we will abide in the street all night.

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

Salutations » All hail

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, Receive joy. And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped 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 unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

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

Ruth 2:4

And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.