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37 Bible Verses about Salutations

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Luke 1:41-44

And it came to pass, that, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit: And she spoke out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?read more.
For, lo, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

Genesis 18:2

And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, 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 you spoke unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto you, my son.

Judges 19:20

And the old man said, Peace be with you; however let all your needs lie upon me; only lodge not in the street.

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 you.

1 Samuel 15:13

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

1 Samuel 25:6

And thus shall you say to him that lives in prosperity, Peace be both to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be unto all that you have.

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him.

Luke 1:28

And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women.

Luke 10:5

And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.

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 there came two angels 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 servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

Matthew 26:49

And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Teacher; and kissed him.

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

Genesis 19:1

And there came two angels 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 children of Heth.

Genesis 27:29

Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your brethren, and let your mother's sons bow down to you: cursed be everyone that curses you, and blessed be he that blesses you.

Genesis 33:3

And he passed over 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, and to his brothers: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth?

Genesis 41:43

And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: 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 was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

Genesis 49:8

Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise: your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father's children shall bow down before you.

1 Samuel 25:23

And when Abigail saw David, she hastened, and got off the donkey, 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, All is well. And he fell down to the earth upon his face before the king, and said, Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delivered up the 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 mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his plot that he had devised against the Jews.

Mark 5:22

And, behold, there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, 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 servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

1 Corinthians 16:21

The salutation is of me Paul 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

The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle: so I write.

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Salutations » By bowing

Genesis 18:2

And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, 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 got off the donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

Mark 5:22

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

Genesis 43:28

And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and paid him honor.

Salutations » Examples of

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped 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 you.

Luke 1:28

And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you 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 you spoke unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto you, my son.

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be you 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, greet you. I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, greet you in the Lord. Gaius my host, and of the whole church, greets you. Erastus the treasurer of the city greets you, and Quartus a brother.

1 Corinthians 16:21

The salutation is of me Paul 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

The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle: so I write.

Salutations » By letter

2 John 1:13

The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

3 John 1:14

But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

1 Corinthians 16:21

The salutation is of me Paul 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

The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle: 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.

Salutations » Were given » On entering a house

Judges 18:15

And they turned aside 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 Zachariah, and greeted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit:

Luke 1:44

For, lo, as soon as the voice of your greeting 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, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and defeated him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of bronze:

1 Samuel 25:14

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

1 Samuel 25:5

And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you 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 ruler 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 mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his plot 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 did wipe 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, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him.

Luke 7:45

You gave 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 brothers, and wept upon them: and after that his brothers talked with him.

Salutations » Often perfidious

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Teacher; and kissed him.

Salutations » Antiquity of

Genesis 18:2

And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, 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 there came two angels 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, Hail, 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 your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

Psalm 72:9

They 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, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women.

Matthew 26:49

And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Teacher; and kissed him.

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 your way: if you meet any man, greet him not; and if any greet you, 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 have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard 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 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, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Teacher; and kissed him.

Salutations » Were given » By all passers-by

1 Samuel 10:3-4

Then shall you go on forward from there, and you shall come to the oak of Tabor, and there shall meet you three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine: And they will greet you, and give you two loaves of bread; which you shall 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 you 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 things in the hand of the keeper of supplies, and ran into the army, and came and greeted his brothers.

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 abide 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.

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

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, 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 you say to him that lives in prosperity, Peace be both to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be unto all that you have.

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 you spoke unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto you, my son.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Art thou in health?

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, 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 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 with you; however let all your needs lie upon me; only lodge not in the street.

Salutations » Expressions used as » All hail

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped 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 you greet your brethren only, what do you more than others? do not even the tax collectors 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 do they 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 there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

Salutations » Expressions used as » Peace be to this house

Luke 10:5

And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, 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 you.

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 you.

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 you spoke unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto you, my son.

Salutations » Are you well, my brother?

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, 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 you say to him that lives in prosperity, Peace be both to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be unto all that you have.

Salutations » Hail, master!

Matthew 26:49

And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Teacher; 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 servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

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

Luke 10:5

And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.

Salutations » All hail

Matthew 28:9

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