Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Luke 10:6

If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Guest;   Jesus, the Christ;   Minister, Christian;   Seventy;   Scofield Reference Index - Parables;   The Topic Concordance - Despisement;   Disciples/apostles;   Evangelism;   Harvest;   Hate;   Healing;   Hearing;   Kingdom of God;   Labor;   Receiving;   Sending and Those Sent;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Missionary Work by Ministers;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adummim;   Tithe;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Follow, Follower;   Mission;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Disciples;   Hospitality;   Luke, Gospel of;   Number Systems and Number Symbolism;   Salutation;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Canon of the New Testament;   Jesus Christ;   Martha;   Mary;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Discourse;   Dominion (2);   Greetings;   Hospitality;   Metaphors;   Missions;   Peace;   Peace (2);   Son, Sonship;   Turning;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - New Testament;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Bethsaida;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Jesus Christ (Part 2 of 2);   Peace;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The son of peace - In the Jewish style, a man who has any good or bad quality is called the son of it. Thus, wise men are called the children of wisdom, Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:35. So, likewise, what a man is doomed to, he is called the son of, as in Ephesians 2:3, wicked men are styled the children of wrath: so Judas is called the son of perdition, John 17:12; and a man who deserves to die is called, 2 Samuel 12:5, a son of death. Son of peace in the text not only means a peaceable, quiet man, but one also of good report for his uprightness and benevolence. It would have been a dishonor to this mission, had the missionaries taken up their lodgings with those who had not a good report among them who were without.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/luke-10.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The son of peace - That is, if the “house” or “family” be “worthy,” or be disposed to receive you in “peace” and kindness. See Matthew 10:13. “The son of peace” means one “disposed” to peace, or peaceful and kind in his disposition. Compare Matthew 1:1.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/luke-10.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And if the son of peace be there,.... If there be any elect person or persons in the house, whom God has chosen to partake of peace by the blood of Christ, and the benefits arising from it; and of a conscience peace in their souls, upon the best foundation; and of eternal peace in the world to come, though yet in a state of nature; and which may be known by this sign;

your peace shall rest upon it: the salutation, or wish of peace, shall be well taken, and gratefully received; and upon this you will be kindly invited into the house, and used well by, those of the family;

if not, it shall turn to you again: if there are no sons of peace, no elect persons there, your salutation, or wish of peace and prosperity to the family, will be despised and rejected, and will return to you without any good effect upon them.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-10.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And if b the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

(b) So say the Hebrews: that is, he that favours the doctrine of peace and embraces it.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/luke-10.html. 1599-1645.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

A son of peace (υιος ειρηνηςhuios eirēnēs). A Hebraism, though some examples occur in the vernacular Koiné papyri. It means one inclined to peace, describing the head of the household.

Shall rest (επαναπαησεταιepanapaēsetai). Second future passive of επαναπαυωepanapauō a late double compound (επι αναepi παυωana) of the common verb επ υμας ανακαμπσειpauō shall turn to you again (ανακαμπτωeph' humās anakampsei). Common verb anakamptō to bend back, return. The peace in that case will bend back with blessing upon the one who spoke it.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-10.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Vincent's Word Studies

If a son of peace be there

So Rev. A Hebraism, referring to the character of the head of the house, and the tone of the household. Compare Job 21:9.

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Vincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/luke-10.html. Charles Schribner's Sons. New York, USA. 1887.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

A son of peace — That is, one worthy of it.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/luke-10.html. 1765.

The Fourfold Gospel

And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall turn to you again1.

  1. And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall turn to you again. See .

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-10.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

Ver. 6. See Matthew 10:11-15.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-10.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Luke 10:6. If the Son of peace be there, That is, "If the master of the house be a virtuous well-disposed person, and receive you kindly, your peace shall rest upon it: your blessing, which ye gave at your entrance, shall, by my power, be made effectual to that purpose." See Matthew 10:12.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/luke-10.html. 1801-1803.

Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

6.] υἱὸς εἰρ., a (or more probably, the,—as words like πατήρ, μήτηρ, νἱός, &c., are often definite though anarthrous) son of peace: i.e. persons receptive of your message of peace;—see reff.

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Alford, Henry. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/luke-10.html. 1863-1878.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 10:6. υἱὸς εἰρήνης) If there be there one who is a son of peace, one worthy of peace.— ἐπαναπαύσεται, shall rest) in such a way as that you shall sensibly perceive it. As to the term, comp. 1 Peter 4:14. Peace, when once it has gone out, does not cease to seek until it has found a place wherein it may stay.— ἐπʼ αὐτὸν) This may be referred to υἱὸν εἰρήνης primarily, to οἶκον by implication.(92)

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Bengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/luke-10.html. 1897.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Luke 10:5"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 10:6". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/luke-10.html. 1685.

Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament

Son of peace be there; a man of a peaceful spirit, who will kindly receive you, and to whom you may give the blessing of God’s peace.

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Edwards, Justin. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "Family Bible New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/luke-10.html. American Tract Society. 1851.

Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 10:6. A son of peace, i.e., one ‘worthy,’ one whose heart was ready to receive the message of peace they brought.

Upon him, or, ‘it,’ as in E. V. The original may refer either to the man or the house, the former is the more natural sense.

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Schaff, Philip. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/luke-10.html. 1879-90.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

Luke 10:6. ([98] [99]), a form of the 2nd fut. ind. passive, probably belonging to the spoken Greek of the period. Again in Revelation 14:13.— : in any case the good wish will not be lost. If there be no “son of peace” in the house to receive it, it will come back with a blessing to the man who uttered it.

[98] Codex Sinaiticus (sæc. iv.), now at St. Petersburg, published in facsimile type by its discoverer, Tischendorf, in 1862.

[99] Codex Vaticanus (sæc. iv.), published in photographic facsimile in 1889 under the care of the Abbate Cozza-Luzi.

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/luke-10.html. 1897-1910.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

if = if indeed. A condition of uncertainty. App-118.

if not. Greek. ei (App-118.) mega (App-105).

to. Greek. epi. App-104. Not the same word as in Luke 7:15, Luke 7:30, Luke 7:34.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/luke-10.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
the Son
1 Samuel 25:17; Isaiah 9:6; Ephesians 2:2,3; 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; 1 Peter 1:14; *Gr:; James 3:18
it shall
Psalms 35:13; 2 Corinthians 2:15,16
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 2:26 - with words;  Deuteronomy 20:10 - then proclaim;  Judges 19:20 - Peace be;  1 Samuel 17:22 - saluted his brethren;  1 Kings 2:13 - Comest;  2 Kings 9:17 - Is it peace;  Isaiah 57:19 - Peace;  Matthew 10:12 - salute it;  Matthew 10:13 - GeneralLuke 19:42 - the things;  Romans 5:1 - we have

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 10:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-10.html.