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37 Bible Verses about Salutations

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Luke 1:41-44

And it came to pass, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe did leap in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and spake 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 might come unto me?read more.
for, lo, when the voice of thy salutation came to my ears, leap in gladness did the babe in my womb;

Genesis 18:2

and he lifteth up his eyes and looketh, and lo, three men standing by him, and he seeth, and runneth to meet them from the opening of the tent, and boweth himself towards the earth,

Genesis 43:29

And he lifteth up his eyes, and seeth Benjamin his brother, his mother's son, and saith, 'Is this your young brother, of whom ye have spoken unto me?' and he saith, 'God favour thee, my son.'

Judges 19:20

And the old man saith, 'Peace to thee; only, all thy lack is on me, only in the broad place lodge not.'

Ruth 2:4

And lo, Boaz hath come from Beth-Lehem, and saith to the reapers, 'Jehovah is with you;' and they say to him, 'Jehovah doth bless thee.'

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel cometh in unto Saul, and Saul saith to him, 'Blessed art thou of Jehovah; I have performed the word of Jehovah.'

1 Samuel 25:6

and said thus: To life! and thou, peace; and thy house, peace; and all that thou hast -- peace!

Matthew 28:9

and as they were going to tell to his disciples, then lo, Jesus met them, saying, 'Hail!' and they having come near, laid hold of his feet, and did bow to him.

Luke 1:28

And the messenger having come in unto her, said, 'Hail, favoured one, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women;'

Genesis 45:14

And he falleth on the neck of Benjamin his brother, and weepeth, and Benjamin hath wept on his neck;

Genesis 33:4

and Esau runneth to meet him, and embraceth him, and falleth on his neck, and kisseth him, and they weep;

Genesis 19:1-2

And two of the messengers come towards Sodom at even, and Lot is sitting at the gate of Sodom, and Lot seeth, and riseth to meet them, and boweth himself -- face to the earth, and he saith, 'Lo, I pray you, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, unto the house of your servant, and lodge, and wash your feet -- then ye have risen early and gone on your way;' and they say, 'Nay, but in the broad place we do lodge.'

Matthew 26:49

and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, 'Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;

Romans 16:16

salute one another in a holy kiss; the assemblies of Christ do salute you.

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab saith to Amasa, 'Art thou in peace, my brother?' and the right hand of Joab layeth hold on the beard of Amasa to give a kiss to him;

Genesis 19:1

And two of the messengers come towards Sodom at even, and Lot is sitting at the gate of Sodom, and Lot seeth, and riseth to meet them, and boweth himself -- face to the earth,

Genesis 23:7

And Abraham riseth and boweth himself to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth,

Genesis 27:29

peoples serve thee, and nations bow themselves to thee, be thou mighty over thy brethren, and the sons of thy mother bow themselves to thee; those who curse thee are cursed, and those who bless thee are blessed.'

Genesis 33:3

And he himself passed over before them, and boweth himself to the earth seven times, until his drawing nigh unto his brother,

Genesis 37:10

And he recounteth unto his father, and unto his brethren; and his father pusheth against him, and saith to him, 'What is this dream which thou hast dreamt? do we certainly come -- I, and thy mother, and thy brethren -- to bow ourselves to thee, to the earth?'

Genesis 41:43

and causeth him to ride in the second chariot which he hath, and they proclaim before him, 'Bow the knee!' and -- to put him over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 43:26

And Joseph cometh into the house, and they bring to him the present which is in their hand, into the house, and bow themselves to him, to the earth;

Genesis 49:8

Judah! thou -- thy brethren praise thee! Thy hand is on the neck of thine enemies, Sons of thy father bow themselves to thee.

1 Samuel 25:23

And Abigail seeth David, and hasteth and cometh down from off the ass, and falleth before David on her face, and boweth herself to the earth,

2 Samuel 18:28

And Ahimaaz calleth and saith unto the king, 'Peace;' and he boweth himself to the king, on his face, to the earth, and saith, 'Blessed is Jehovah thy God who hath shut up the men who lifted up their hand against my lord the king.'

Esther 8:3

And Esther addeth, and speaketh before the king, and falleth before his feet, and weepeth, and maketh supplication to him, to cause the evil of Haman the Agagite to pass away, and his device that he had devised against the Jews;

Mark 5:22

and lo, there doth come one of the chiefs of the synagogue, by name Jairus, and having seen him, he doth fall at his feet,

Genesis 19:2

and he saith, 'Lo, I pray you, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, unto the house of your servant, and lodge, and wash your feet -- then ye have risen early and gone on your way;' and they say, 'Nay, but in the broad place we do lodge.'

2 Corinthians 13:13

salute you do all the saints;

Colossians 4:18

The salutation by the hand of me, Paul; remember my bonds; the grace is with you. Amen.

Philippians 4:21

Salute ye every saint in Christ Jesus; there salute you the brethren with me;

2 Thessalonians 3:17

The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is a sign in every letter; thus I write;

From Thematic Bible


Salutations » By bowing

Genesis 18:2

and he lifteth up his eyes and looketh, and lo, three men standing by him, and he seeth, and runneth to meet them from the opening of the tent, and boweth himself towards the earth,

1 Samuel 25:23

And Abigail seeth David, and hasteth and cometh down from off the ass, and falleth before David on her face, and boweth herself to the earth,

Mark 5:22

and lo, there doth come one of the chiefs of the synagogue, by name Jairus, and having seen him, he doth fall at his feet,

Genesis 43:28

and they say, 'Thy servant our father is well, he is yet alive;' and they bow, and do obeisance.

Salutations » Examples of

Matthew 28:9

and as they were going to tell to his disciples, then lo, Jesus met them, saying, 'Hail!' and they having come near, laid hold of his feet, and did bow to him.

Ruth 2:4

And lo, Boaz hath come from Beth-Lehem, and saith to the reapers, 'Jehovah is with you;' and they say to him, 'Jehovah doth bless thee.'

Luke 1:28

And the messenger having come in unto her, said, 'Hail, favoured one, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women;'

Genesis 43:29

And he lifteth up his eyes, and seeth Benjamin his brother, his mother's son, and saith, 'Is this your young brother, of whom ye have spoken unto me?' and he saith, 'God favour thee, my son.'

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel cometh in unto Saul, and Saul saith to him, 'Blessed art thou of Jehovah; I have performed the word of Jehovah.'

Salutations » Often sent by letter

Romans 16:21-23

Salute you do Timotheus, my fellow-workman, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kindred; I Tertius salute you (who wrote the letter) in the Lord; salute you doth Gaius, my host, and of the whole assembly; salute you doth Erastus, the steward of the city, and Quartus the brother,

Colossians 4:18

The salutation by the hand of me, Paul; remember my bonds; the grace is with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is a sign in every letter; thus I write;

Salutations » By letter

2 John 1:13

salute thee do the children of thy choice sister. Amen.

3 John 1:14

and I hope straightway to see thee, and mouth to mouth we shall speak. Peace to thee! salute thee do the friends; be saluting the friends by name.

Colossians 4:18

The salutation by the hand of me, Paul; remember my bonds; the grace is with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is a sign in every letter; thus I write;

Salutations » Of affection

Genesis 33:4

and Esau runneth to meet him, and embraceth him, and falleth on his neck, and kisseth him, and they weep;

Genesis 45:14

And he falleth on the neck of Benjamin his brother, and weepeth, and Benjamin hath wept on his neck;

Romans 16:16

salute one another in a holy kiss; the assemblies of Christ do salute you.

Salutations » Were given » On entering a house

Judges 18:15

And they turn aside thither, and come in unto the house of the young man the Levite, the house of Micah, and ask of him of welfare, --

Luke 1:40-41

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

Luke 1:44

for, lo, when the voice of thy salutation came to my ears, leap in gladness did the babe in my womb;

Salutations » Often sent through messengers

2 Samuel 8:10

and Toi sendeth Joram his son unto king David to ask of him of welfare, and to bless him, (because that he hath fought against Hadadezer, and smiteth him, for a man of wars with Toi had Hadadezer been), and in his hand have been vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass,

1 Samuel 25:14

And to Abigail wife of Nabal hath one young man of the youths declared, saying, 'Lo, David hath sent messengers out of the wilderness to bless our lord, and he flieth upon them;

1 Samuel 25:5

and David sendeth ten young men, and David saith to the young men, 'Go ye up to Carmel, and ye have come in unto Nabal, and asked of him in my name of welfare,

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Falling prostrate on the ground

Luke 8:41

and lo, there came a man, whose name is Jairus, and he was a chief of the synagogue, and having fallen at the feet of Jesus, was calling on him to come to his house;

Esther 8:3

And Esther addeth, and speaketh before the king, and falleth before his feet, and weepeth, and maketh supplication to him, to cause the evil of Haman the Agagite to pass away, and his device that he had devised against the Jews;

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Embracing and kissing the feet

Luke 7:38

and having stood behind, beside his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with the tears, and with the hairs of her head she was wiping, and was kissing his feet, and was anointing with the ointment.

Matthew 28:9

and as they were going to tell to his disciples, then lo, Jesus met them, saying, 'Hail!' and they having come near, laid hold of his feet, and did bow to him.

Luke 7:45

a kiss to me thou didst not give, but this woman, from what time I came in, did not cease kissing my feet;

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

Genesis 33:4

and Esau runneth to meet him, and embraceth him, and falleth on his neck, and kisseth him, and they weep;

Genesis 45:14-15

And he falleth on the neck of Benjamin his brother, and weepeth, and Benjamin hath wept on his neck; and he kisseth all his brethren, and weepeth over them; and afterwards have his brethren spoken with him.

Salutations » Often perfidious

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab saith to Amasa, 'Art thou in peace, my brother?' and the right hand of Joab layeth hold on the beard of Amasa to give a kiss to him;

Matthew 26:49

and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, 'Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;

Salutations » Antiquity of

Genesis 18:2

and he lifteth up his eyes and looketh, and lo, three men standing by him, and he seeth, and runneth to meet them from the opening of the tent, and boweth himself towards the earth,

Genesis 19:1

And two of the messengers come towards Sodom at even, and Lot is sitting at the gate of Sodom, and Lot seeth, and riseth to meet them, and boweth himself -- face to the earth,

Salutations » Given to Christ in derision

Matthew 27:29

and having plaited him a crown out of thorns they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and having kneeled before him, they were mocking him, saying, 'Hail, the 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 have been thy nursing fathers, And their princesses thy nursing mothers; Face to the earth -- they bow down to thee, And the dust of thy feet they lick up, And thou hast known that I am Jehovah, That those expecting Me are not ashamed.

Psalm 72:9

Before him bow do the inhabitants of the dry places, And his enemies lick the dust.

Salutations » Expressions used as » Hail

Luke 1:28

And the messenger having come in unto her, said, 'Hail, favoured one, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women;'

Matthew 26:49

and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, 'Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;

Salutations » Persons in haste excused from giving or receiving

2 Kings 4:29

And he saith to Gehazi, 'Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thy hand, and go; when thou dost meet a man, thou dost not salute him; and when a man doth salute thee, thou dost not answer him; and thou hast laid my staff on the face of the youth.'

Luke 10:24

for I say to you, that many prophets and kings did wish to see what ye perceive, and did not see, and to hear what ye hear, and did not hear.'

Salutations » The pharisees condemned for seeking, in public

Mark 12:38

and he was saying to them in his teaching, 'Beware of the scribes, who will in long robes to walk, and love salutations in the market-places,

Matthew 23:7

and the salutations in the market-places, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

Salutations » By kissing

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab saith to Amasa, 'Art thou in peace, my brother?' and the right hand of Joab layeth hold on the beard of Amasa to give a kiss to him;

Matthew 26:49

and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, 'Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;

Salutations » Were given » By all passers-by

1 Samuel 10:3-4

'And thou hast passed on thence, and beyond, and hast come in unto the oak of Tabor, and found thee there have three men going up unto God to Beth-El, one bearing three kids, and one bearing three cakes of bread, and one bearing a bottle of wine, and they have asked of thee of welfare, and given to thee two loaves, and thou hast received from their hand.

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

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel cometh in unto Saul, and Saul saith to him, 'Blessed art thou of Jehovah; I have performed the word of Jehovah.'

Salutations » Were given » By brethren to each other

1 Samuel 17:22

And David letteth down the goods from off him on the hand of a keeper of the goods, and runneth into the rank, and cometh and asketh of his brethren of welfare.

Salutations » Were given » By superiors to inferiors

1 Samuel 30:21

And David cometh in unto the two hundred men who were too faint to go after David, and whom they cause to abide at the brook of Besor, and they go out to meet David, and to meet the people who are with him, and David approacheth the people, and asketh of them of welfare.

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

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab saith to Amasa, 'Art thou in peace, my brother?' and the right hand of Joab layeth hold on the beard of Amasa to give a kiss to him;

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

Matthew 14:36

and were calling on him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment, and as many as did touch were saved.

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

1 Samuel 25:6

and said thus: To life! and thou, peace; and thy house, peace; and all that thou hast -- peace!

Salutations » Expressions used as » God be gracious unto thee

Genesis 43:29

And he lifteth up his eyes, and seeth Benjamin his brother, his mother's son, and saith, 'Is this your young brother, of whom ye have spoken unto me?' and he saith, 'God favour thee, my son.'

Salutations » Expressions used as » Art thou in health?

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab saith to Amasa, 'Art thou in peace, my brother?' and the right hand of Joab layeth hold on the beard of Amasa to give a kiss to him;

Salutations » Often accompanied by » Bowing frequently to the ground

Genesis 33:3

And he himself passed over before them, and boweth himself to the earth seven times, until his drawing nigh unto his brother,

Salutations » Expressions used as » Peace be with thee

Judges 19:20

And the old man saith, 'Peace to thee; only, all thy lack is on me, only in the broad place lodge not.'

Salutations » Expressions used as » All hail

Matthew 28:9

and as they were going to tell to his disciples, then lo, Jesus met them, saying, 'Hail!' and they having come near, laid hold of his feet, and did bow to him.

Salutations » Were given » By inferiors to their superiors

Genesis 47:7

And Joseph bringeth in Jacob his father, and causeth him to stand before Pharaoh; and Jacob blesseth Pharaoh.

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

Matthew 5:47

and if ye may salute your brethren only, what do ye abundant? do not also the tax-gatherers 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

And the passers by have not said, 'The blessing of Jehovah is on you, We blessed you in the Name of Jehovah!'

Salutations » Denied to persons of bad character

2 John 1:10

if any one doth come unto you, and this teaching doth not bear, receive him not into the house, and say not to him, 'Hail!'

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 lo, Boaz hath come from Beth-Lehem, and saith to the reapers, 'Jehovah is with you;' and they say to him, 'Jehovah doth bless thee.'

Salutations » Expressions used as » The lord bless thee

Ruth 2:4

And lo, Boaz hath come from Beth-Lehem, and saith to the reapers, 'Jehovah is with you;' and they say to him, 'Jehovah doth bless thee.'

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

Genesis 43:29

And he lifteth up his eyes, and seeth Benjamin his brother, his mother's son, and saith, 'Is this your young brother, of whom ye have spoken unto me?' and he saith, 'God favour thee, my son.'

Salutations » Are you well, my brother?

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab saith to Amasa, 'Art thou in peace, my brother?' and the right hand of Joab layeth hold on the beard of Amasa to give a kiss to him;

Salutations » Peace (hebrew: shalom)

1 Samuel 25:6

and said thus: To life! and thou, peace; and thy house, peace; and all that thou hast -- peace!

Salutations » Hail, master!

Matthew 26:49

and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, 'Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;

Salutations » Addresses in » my lords,

Genesis 19:2

and he saith, 'Lo, I pray you, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, unto the house of your servant, and lodge, and wash your feet -- then ye have risen early and gone on your way;' and they say, 'Nay, but in the broad place we do lodge.'

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

Salutations » All hail

Matthew 28:9

and as they were going to tell to his disciples, then lo, Jesus met them, saying, 'Hail!' and they having come near, laid hold of his feet, and did bow to him.

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

Ruth 2:4

And lo, Boaz hath come from Beth-Lehem, and saith to the reapers, 'Jehovah is with you;' and they say to him, 'Jehovah doth bless thee.'

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

Ruth 2:4

And lo, Boaz hath come from Beth-Lehem, and saith to the reapers, 'Jehovah is with you;' and they say to him, 'Jehovah doth bless thee.'