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37 Bible Verses about Salutations

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Luke 1:41-44

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. And she cried out with a loud shout and said, "Blessed [are] you among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of your womb! And why [is] this [granted] to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?read more.
For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy!

Genesis 18:2

And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men were standing near him. And he saw [them] and ran from the doorway of the tent to meet them. And he bowed down to the ground.

Genesis 43:29

Then he lifted up his eyes and saw Benjamin his brother, the son of his mother, and said, "Is this your youngest brother of whom you told me?" And he continued, "God be gracious to you, my son."

Judges 19:20

And the old man said, "Peace to you. I will take care of your needs; however, you must not spend the night in the open square."

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 15:13

When Samuel came to Saul, Saul said to him, "May you be blessed by Yahweh! I have kept the word of Yahweh."

1 Samuel 25:6

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}.

Matthew 28:9

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

Luke 1:28

And he came to her [and] said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord [is] with you."

Luke 10:5

And into whatever house you enter, first say, "Peace [be] to this household!"

Genesis 45:14

Then he fell upon the neck of his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

Genesis 19:1-2

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. And he said, "Behold, my lords, please turn aside into the house of your servant and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you can rise early and go on your way." And they said, "No, but we will spend the night in the square."

Matthew 26:49

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

2 Samuel 20:9

Then Joab said to Amasa, "Is it peace, O you my brother?" Then the right hand of Joab took hold of the beard of Amasa [as if] to kiss him.

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.

Genesis 23:7

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

Genesis 27:29

Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you; Be lord of your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. Cursed be those cursing you, and blessed be those blessing you."

Genesis 33:3

And he himself passed on before them and bowed down to the ground seven times until he came to his brother.

Genesis 37:10

And he told [it] to his father and to his brothers. And his father rebuked him and said to him, "What [is] this dream that you have dreamed? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the ground to you?"

Genesis 41:43

And he had him ride in his second chariot. And they cried out before him, "Kneel!" And Pharaoh set him over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 43:26

And when Joseph came into the house they brought the gift that [was] in their hand into the house to him, and they bowed down before him to the ground.

Genesis 49:8

Judah, [as for] you, your brothers shall praise you. Your hand [shall be] on the neck of your enemies. The sons of your father shall bow down to you.

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she hurried and got down from the donkey and fell on her face before {David's anger}, and she bowed down to the ground.

2 Samuel 18:28

Then Ahimaaz called and said to the king, "Peace." He bowed down to the king with his face to the ground, and he said, "May Yahweh your God be blessed, who has delivered the men who raised their hand against my lord the king."

Esther 8:3

And Esther again spoke before the king, and she fell before his feet and wept, pleading for his grace to avert Haman the Agagite's evil [plan] and the plot that he devised against the Jews.

Mark 5:22

And one of the rulers of the synagogue came--Jairus by name--and [when he] saw him, he fell down at his feet.

Genesis 19:2

And he said, "Behold, my lords, please turn aside into the house of your servant and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you can rise early and go on your way." And they said, "No, but we will 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

The greeting [is] by my hand, Paul's. Remember my {imprisonment}. Grace [be] with you.

Philippians 4:21

Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers with me greet you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

The greeting [is] by my hand, Paul's, which is {a sign of genuineness} in every letter: {this is how I write}.

From Thematic Bible


Salutations » By bowing

Genesis 18:2

And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men were standing near him. And he saw [them] and ran from the doorway of the tent to meet them. And he bowed down to the ground.

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she hurried and got down from the donkey and fell on her face before {David's anger}, and she bowed down to the ground.

Mark 5:22

And one of the rulers of the synagogue came--Jairus by name--and [when he] saw him, he fell down at his feet.

Genesis 43:28

And they said, "Your servant our father [is] well; he is still alive." And they knelt and bowed down.

Salutations » Examples of

Matthew 28:9

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

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."

Luke 1:28

And he came to her [and] said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord [is] with you."

Genesis 43:29

Then he lifted up his eyes and saw Benjamin his brother, the son of his mother, and said, "Is this your youngest brother of whom you told me?" And he continued, "God be gracious to you, my son."

1 Samuel 15:13

When Samuel came to Saul, Saul said to him, "May you be blessed by Yahweh! I have kept the word of Yahweh."

Salutations » Often sent by letter

Romans 16:21-23

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.

Colossians 4:18

The greeting [is] by my hand, Paul's. Remember my {imprisonment}. Grace [be] with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

The greeting [is] by my hand, Paul's, which is {a sign of genuineness} in every letter: {this is how I write}.

Salutations » By letter

2 John 1:13

The children of your elect sister greet you.

3 John 1:14

But I hope to see you right away, and to speak {face to face}.

Colossians 4:18

The greeting [is] by my hand, Paul's. Remember my {imprisonment}. Grace [be] with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

The greeting [is] by my hand, Paul's, which is {a sign of genuineness} in every letter: {this is how I write}.

Salutations » Of affection

Genesis 45:14

Then he fell upon the neck of his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

Salutations » Were given » On entering a house

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}.

Luke 1:40-41

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.

Luke 1:44

For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy!

Salutations » Often sent through messengers

2 Samuel 8:10

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 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,

1 Samuel 25:5

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}.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Falling prostrate on the ground

Luke 8:41

And behold, a man {who was named} Jairus came, and this man was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at the feet of Jesus [and] began imploring him to come to his house,

Esther 8:3

And Esther again spoke before the king, and she fell before his feet and wept, pleading for his grace to avert Haman the Agagite's evil [plan] and the plot that he 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 was wiping [them] with the hair of her head and was kissing his feet and anointing [them] with the perfumed oil.

Matthew 28:9

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

Luke 7:45

You did not give me a kiss, but from the time I entered, she has not stopped kissing my feet.

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

Genesis 45:14-15

Then he fell upon the neck of his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. And afterward his brothers spoke with him.

Salutations » Often perfidious

2 Samuel 20:9

Then Joab said to Amasa, "Is it peace, O you my brother?" Then the right hand of Joab took hold of the beard of Amasa [as if] to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

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

Salutations » Antiquity of

Genesis 18:2

And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men were standing near him. And he saw [them] and ran from the doorway of the tent to meet them. And he bowed down to the ground.

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.

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 in his right hand. And kneeling down before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!"

Mark 15:18

And they began to greet him, "Hail, king of the Jews!"

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Kissing the dust

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your {guardians}, and their queens your nurses. They shall bow down, {faces} [to the] ground, to you, and they will lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I [am] Yahweh; those who await me shall not be ashamed.

Psalm 72:9

Let [the] desert dwellers bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Hail

Luke 1:28

And he came to her [and] said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord [is] with you."

Matthew 26:49

And he came up to Jesus immediately [and] said, "Greetings, Rabbi," 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. 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 10:24

For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see [the things] which you see, and did not see [them], and to hear [the things] which you hear, and did not hear [them]."

Salutations » The pharisees condemned for seeking, in public

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

Matthew 23:7

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

Salutations » By kissing

2 Samuel 20:9

Then Joab said to Amasa, "Is it peace, O you my brother?" Then the right hand of Joab took hold of the beard of Amasa [as if] to kiss him.

Matthew 26:49

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

Salutations » Were given » By all passers-by

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.

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

1 Samuel 15:13

When Samuel came to Saul, Saul said to him, "May you be blessed by Yahweh! I have kept the word of Yahweh."

Salutations » Were given » By brethren to each other

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}.

Salutations » Were given » By superiors to inferiors

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}.

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

2 Samuel 20:9

Then Joab said to Amasa, "Is it peace, O you my brother?" Then the right hand of Joab took hold of the beard of Amasa [as if] to kiss him.

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

Matthew 14:36

And they were imploring him that they might only touch the edge of his cloak, and all those who touched [it] were cured.

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

1 Samuel 25:6

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}.

Salutations » Expressions used as » God be gracious unto thee

Genesis 43:29

Then he lifted up his eyes and saw Benjamin his brother, the son of his mother, and said, "Is this your youngest brother of whom you told me?" And he continued, "God be gracious to you, my son."

Salutations » Expressions used as » Art thou in health?

2 Samuel 20:9

Then Joab said to Amasa, "Is it peace, O you my brother?" Then the right hand of Joab took hold of the beard of Amasa [as if] to kiss him.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Bowing frequently to the ground

Genesis 33:3

And he himself passed on before them and bowed down to the ground seven times until he came to his brother.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Peace be with thee

Judges 19:20

And the old man said, "Peace to you. I will take care of your needs; however, you must not spend the night in the open square."

Salutations » Expressions used as » All hail

Matthew 28:9

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

Salutations » Were given » By inferiors to their superiors

Genesis 47:7

Then Joseph 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 that is remarkable? Do not the Gentiles also 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

so that passersby do not say, "The blessing of Yahweh [be] upon you. We bless you in the name of Yahweh."

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] house and do not speak a greeting to him,

Salutations » Expressions used as » Peace be to this house

Luke 10:5

And into whatever house you enter, first say, "Peace [be] to this household!"

Salutations » Peace to you (hebrew: shalomleka)

Salutations » Expressions used as » The lord be with you

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."

Salutations » Expressions used as » The lord bless thee

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."

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

Genesis 43:29

Then he lifted up his eyes and saw Benjamin his brother, the son of his mother, and said, "Is this your youngest brother of whom you told me?" And he continued, "God be gracious to you, my son."

Salutations » Are you well, my brother?

2 Samuel 20:9

Then Joab said to Amasa, "Is it peace, O you my brother?" Then the right hand of Joab took hold of the beard of Amasa [as if] to kiss him.

Salutations » Peace (hebrew: shalom)

1 Samuel 25:6

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}.

Salutations » Hail, master!

Matthew 26:49

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

Salutations » Addresses in » my lords,

Genesis 19:2

And he said, "Behold, my lords, please turn aside into the house of your servant and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you can rise early and go on your way." And they said, "No, but we will spend the night in the square."

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

Luke 10:5

And into whatever house you enter, first say, "Peace [be] to this household!"

Salutations » All hail

Matthew 28:9

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

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

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."

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

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."