The Meaning of Matthew 10:13 Explained

Matthew 10:13

KJV: And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

YLT: and if indeed the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; and if it be not worthy, let your peace turn back to you.

Darby: And if the house indeed be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

ASV: And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

KJV Reverse Interlinear

And  if  the house  be  worthy,  let your  peace  come  upon  it:  but  if  it be  not  worthy,  let your  peace  return  to  you. 

What does Matthew 10:13 Mean?

Context Summary

Matthew 10:5-15 - Missionaries Sent Out
For the present, the Twelve were to confine themselves to Jews, because the Lord's ministry was the climax of the Jewish probation and it was desirable that every opportunity should be given to the lost sheep of the house of Israel to repent. God can never be unmindful of any covenant into which He has entered with the soul. If we believe not, He remaineth faithful.
May we not say that our Lord was the first medical missionary? He has taught us that the healing of disease is often the best way of approaching the soul. The kingdom of God deals not only with our eternal welfare, but with the conditions of human life. On Christ's head are many crowns; social, family and civic life are departments of His beneficent reign. His servants must be without worldly entanglements and live in absolute dependence upon God to whom they have consecrated their lives. The peace of God goes forth and returns. [source]

Chapter Summary: Matthew 10

1  Jesus sends out his apostles, enabling them with power to do miracles;
5  giving them their charge, teaches them;
16  comforts them against persecutions;
40  and promises a blessing to those who receive them

Greek Commentary for Matthew 10:13

If the house be worthy [εαν ηι η οικια αχια]
Third class condition. What makes a house worthy? “It would naturally be readiness to receive the preachers and their message” (McNeile). Hospitality is one of the noblest graces and preachers receive their share of it. The apostles are not to be burdensome as guests. [source]

Reverse Greek Commentary Search for Matthew 10:13

John 14:2 House [οἰκίᾳ]
The dwelling-place. Used primarily of the edifice (Matthew 7:24; Matthew 8:14; Matthew 9:10; Acts 4:34). Of the family or all the persons inhabiting the house (Matthew 12:25; John 4:53; 1 Corinthians 16:15; Matthew 10:13). Of property (Matthew 23:14; Mark 12:40). Here meaning heaven. [source]
1 Peter 2:25 But are now returned [αλλα επεστραπητε]
Second aorist passive indicative of επιστρεπω — epistrephō old verb, to turn, to return (Matthew 10:13).Unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls (επι τον ποιμενα και επισκοπον των πσυχων υμων — epi ton poimena kai episkopon tōn psuchōn humōn). Jesus called himself the Good Shepherd (John 10:11, and see also Hebrews 13:20). Here alone is Christ called our “Bishop” (overseer). See both ideas combined in Ezekiel 34:11. Philo calls God Επισχοπος — Episcopos Jesus is also Αποστολος — Apostolos (Hebrews 3:1) and he deserves all other titles of dignity that we can give him. [source]

What do the individual words in Matthew 10:13 mean?

And if indeed be the house worthy let come peace of you upon it however not it be to you let return
καὶ ἐὰν μὲν οἰκία ἀξία ἐλθάτω εἰρήνη ὑμῶν ἐπ’ αὐτήν δὲ μὴ πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἐπιστραφήτω

μὲν  indeed 
Parse: Conjunction
Root: μέν  
Sense: truly, certainly, surely, indeed.
οἰκία  house 
Parse: Noun, Nominative Feminine Singular
Root: οἰκία  
Sense: a house.
ἀξία  worthy 
Parse: Adjective, Nominative Feminine Singular
Root: ἄξιος  
Sense: weighing, having weight, having the weight of another thing of like value, worth as much.
ἐλθάτω  let  come 
Parse: Verb, Aorist Imperative Active, 3rd Person Singular
Root: ἔρχομαι  
Sense: to come.
εἰρήνη  peace 
Parse: Noun, Nominative Feminine Singular
Root: εἰρήνη  
Sense: a state of national tranquillity.
ὑμῶν  of  you 
Parse: Personal / Possessive Pronoun, Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Root: σύ  
Sense: you.
ἐπ’  upon 
Parse: Preposition
Root: ἐπί  
Sense: upon, on, at, by, before.
δὲ  however 
Parse: Conjunction
Root: δέ  
Sense: but, moreover, and, etc.
  it  be 
Parse: Verb, Present Subjunctive Active, 3rd Person Singular
Root: εἰμί  
Sense: to be, to exist, to happen, to be present.
ἐπιστραφήτω  let  return 
Parse: Verb, Aorist Imperative Passive, 3rd Person Singular
Root: ἐπιστρέφω  
Sense: transitively.

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