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1. Antiquity of. Ge 18:2; 19:1.

2. Were given

a. By brethren to each other. 1Sa 17:22.

b. By inferiors to their superiors. Ge 47:7.

c. By superiors to inferiors. 1Sa 30:21.

d. By all passers-by. 1Sa 10:3,4; Ps 129:8.

e. On entering a house. Jdj 18:15; Mt 10:12; Lu 1:40,41,44.

3. Often sent through messengers. 1Sa 25:5,14; 2Sa 8:10.

4. Often sent by letter. Ro 16:21-23; 1Co 16:21; Col 4:18; 2Th 3:17.

5. Denied to persons of bad character. 2Jo 1:10.

6. Persons in haste excused from giving or receiving. 2Ki 4:29; Lu 10:24.

7. Expressions used as

a. Peace be with thee. Jdj 19:20.

b. Peace to thee, and peace to thine house, and peace to all that thou hast. 1Sa 25:6.

c. Peace be to this house. Lu 10:5.

d. The Lord be with you. Ru 2:4.

e. The Lord bless thee. Ru 2:4.

f. The blessing of the Lord be upon you, we bless you in the name of the Lord. Ps 129:8.

g. Blessed be thou of the Lord. 1Sa 15:13.

h. God be gracious to thee. Ge 43:29.

i. Art thou in health?. 2Sa 20:9.

j. Hail. Mt 26:49; Lu 1:28.

k. All hail. Mt 28:9.

8. Often perfidious. 2Sa 20:9; Mt 26:49.

9. Given to Christ in derision. Mt 27:29; 15:18.

10. Often accompanied by

a. Falling on the neck and kissing. Ge 33:4; 45:14,15; Lu 15:20.

b. Laying hold of the bear with the right hand. 2Sa 20:9.

c. Bowing frequently to the ground. Ge 33:3.

d. Embracing and kissing the feet. Mt 28:9; Lu 7:38,45.

e. Touching the hem of the garment. Mt 14:36.

f. Falling prostrate on the ground. Es 8:3; Mt 2:11; Lu 8:41.

g. Kissing the dust. Ps 72:9; Isa 49:23.

11. The Jews condemned for giving, only to their countrymen. Mt 5:47.

12. The Pharisees condemned for seeking, in public. Mt 23:7; Mr 12:38.