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37 Bible Verses about Salutations

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Luke 1:41-44

It happened, when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, that the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She called out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?read more.
For behold, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy!

Genesis 18:2

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood opposite him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

Genesis 43:29

He lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin, his brother, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" He said, "God be gracious to you, my son."

Judges 19:20

The old man said, "Peace be to you; howsoever let all your wants lie on me; only don't lodge in the street."

Ruth 2:4

Behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "Yahweh be with you." They answered him, "Yahweh bless you."

1 Samuel 15:13

Samuel came to Saul; and Saul said to him, "You are blessed by Yahweh! I have performed the commandment of Yahweh."

1 Samuel 25:6

You shall tell him, 'Long life to you! Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.

Matthew 28:9

As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Luke 1:28

Having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women!"

Genesis 45:14

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

Genesis 19:1-2

The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth, and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Genesis 19:1

The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,

Genesis 23:7

Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

Genesis 27:29

Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers. Let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you. Blessed be everyone who blesses you."

Genesis 33:3

He himself passed over in front of them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Genesis 37:10

He told it to his father and to his brothers. 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 ourselves down to you to the earth?"

Genesis 41:43

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

Genesis 43:26

When Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves down to him to the earth.

Genesis 49:8

"Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies. Your father's sons will bow down before you.

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she hurried, and alighted from her donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.

2 Samuel 18:28

Ahimaaz called, and said to the king, "All is well." He bowed himself before the king with his face to the earth, and said, "Blessed is Yahweh your God, who has delivered up the men who lifted up their hand against my lord the king!"

Esther 8:3

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

Mark 5:22

Behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,

Genesis 19:2

and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."

1 Corinthians 16:21

This greeting is by me, Paul, with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18

The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand: remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

Philippians 4:21

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

2 Thessalonians 3:17

The greeting of me, Paul, with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter: this is how I write.

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Salutations » By bowing

Genesis 18:2

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood opposite him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she hurried, and alighted from her donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.

Mark 5:22

Behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,

Genesis 43:28

They said, "Your servant, our father, is well. He is still alive." They bowed the head, and did homage.

Salutations » Examples of

Matthew 28:9

As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Ruth 2:4

Behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "Yahweh be with you." They answered him, "Yahweh bless you."

Luke 1:28

Having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women!"

Genesis 43:29

He lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin, his brother, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" He said, "God be gracious to you, my son."

1 Samuel 15:13

Samuel came to Saul; and Saul said to him, "You are blessed by Yahweh! I have performed the commandment of Yahweh."

Salutations » Often sent by letter

Romans 16:21-23

Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my relatives. I, Tertius, who write the letter, greet you in the Lord. Gaius, my host and host of the whole assembly, greets you. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, as does Quartus, the brother.

1 Corinthians 16:21

This greeting is by me, Paul, with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18

The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand: remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

The greeting of me, Paul, with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter: this is how I write.

Salutations » By letter

2 John 1:13

The children of your chosen sister greet you. Amen.

3 John 1:14

but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

1 Corinthians 16:21

This greeting is by me, Paul, with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18

The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand: remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

The greeting of me, Paul, with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter: this is how I write.

Salutations » Of affection

Genesis 45:14

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

Salutations » Were given » On entering a house

Judges 18:15

They turned aside there, and came to the house of the young man the Levite, even to the house of Micah, and asked him of his welfare.

Luke 1:40-41

and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. It happened, when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, that the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Luke 1:44

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

Salutations » Often sent through messengers

2 Samuel 8:10

then Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to Greet him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and struck him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. [Joram] brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:

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

David sent ten young men, and David said to the young men, "Go 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

Behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. He fell down at Jesus' feet, and begged him to come into his house,

Esther 8:3

Esther spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and begged him with tears to put away the mischief 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

Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

Matthew 28:9

As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Luke 7:45

You gave me no kiss, but she, 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

He fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. He kissed all his brothers, and wept on them. After that his brothers talked with him.

Salutations » Often perfidious

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Salutations » Antiquity of

Genesis 18:2

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood opposite him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

Genesis 19:1

The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,

Salutations » Given to Christ in derision

Matthew 27:29

They braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

Mark 15:18

They began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Kissing the dust

Isaiah 49:23

Kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am Yahweh; and those who wait for me shall not be disappointed."

Psalm 72:9

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

Salutations » Expressions used as » Hail

Luke 1:28

Having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women!"

Salutations » Persons in haste excused from giving or receiving

2 Kings 4:29

Then he said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand, and go your way. If you meet any man, don't greet him; and if anyone greets you, don't answer him again. Then lay my staff on the face of the child."

Luke 10:24

for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them."

Salutations » The pharisees condemned for seeking, in public

Mark 12:38

In his teaching he said to them, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and to get greetings in the marketplaces,

Matthew 23:7

the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi, Rabbi' by men.

Salutations » By kissing

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Salutations » Were given » By all passers-by

1 Samuel 10:3-4

"Then you shall go on forward from there, and you shall come to the oak of Tabor; and three men shall meet you there going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three young goats, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine: and they will greet you, and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall receive of their hand.

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

1 Samuel 15:13

Samuel came to Saul; and Saul said to him, "You are blessed by Yahweh! I have performed the commandment of Yahweh."

Salutations » Were given » By brethren to each other

1 Samuel 17:22

David left his baggage in the hand of the keeper of the baggage, and ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers.

Salutations » Were given » By superiors to inferiors

1 Samuel 30:21

David came to the two hundred men, who were so faint that they could not follow David, whom also they had made to stay at the brook Besor; and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people who were with him. When David came near to the people, he greeted them.

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

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

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

Matthew 14:36

and they begged him that they might just touch the fringe of his garment. As many as touched it were made whole.

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

1 Samuel 25:6

You shall tell him, 'Long life to you! Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.

Salutations » Expressions used as » God be gracious unto thee

Genesis 43:29

He lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin, his brother, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" 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, "Is it well with you, my brother?" Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Bowing frequently to the ground

Genesis 33:3

He himself 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

The old man said, "Peace be to you; howsoever let all your wants lie on me; only don't lodge in the street."

Salutations » Expressions used as » All hail

Matthew 28:9

As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Salutations » Were given » By inferiors to their superiors

Genesis 47:7

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

If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don't even the tax collectors 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

Neither do those who go by say, "The blessing of Yahweh be on you. We bless you in the name of Yahweh." A Song of Ascents.

Salutations » Denied to persons of bad character

2 John 1:10

If anyone comes to you, and doesn't bring this teaching, don't receive him into your house, and don't welcome 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

Behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "Yahweh be with you." They answered him, "Yahweh bless you."

Salutations » Expressions used as » The lord bless thee

Ruth 2:4

Behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "Yahweh be with you." They answered him, "Yahweh bless you."

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

Genesis 43:29

He lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin, his brother, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" He said, "God be gracious to you, my son."

Salutations » Are you well, my brother?

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Salutations » Peace (hebrew: shalom)

1 Samuel 25:6

You shall tell him, 'Long life to you! Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.

Salutations » Hail, master!

Salutations » Addresses in » my lords,

Genesis 19:2

and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."

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

Salutations » All hail

Matthew 28:9

As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" They came 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

Behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "Yahweh be with you." They answered him, "Yahweh bless you."

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

Ruth 2:4

Behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "Yahweh be with you." They answered him, "Yahweh bless you."