Where to stay (Mt 10:11-10:11)

“Whatever town

Or village

You enter,

Find out

Who in it

Is worthy.

Stay there

Until you leave.”

 

εἰς ἣν δ’ ἂν πόλιν ἢ κώμην εἰσέλθητε, ἐξετάσατε τίς ἐν αὐτῇ ἄξιός ἐστιν· κἀκεῖ μείνατε ἕως ἂν ἐξέλθητε.

 

Equivalent passages to this can be found in Mark, chapter 6:10, and Luke, chapter 9:4.  Jesus has a very simple message about where to stay when they entered a town (εἰς ἣν δ’ ἂν πόλιν) or village (ἢ κώμην εἰσέλθητε).  They should inquire (ἐξετάσατε) to find out a place to stay with someone who is worthy, honorable, or suitable (τίς ἐν αὐτῇ ἄξιός ἐστιν).  They should not switch places.  They should stay in one place until they left (κἀκεῖ μείνατε ἕως ἂν ἐξέλθητε).  They were not to go wandering around.  Find a suitable person and place and stay there.

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