Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 10:13
- If the house be worthy (ean hi h oikia axia).
- 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.