Hebrews 13:2
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New International Version
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

New Living Translation
Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!

English Standard Version
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Berean Study Bible
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

Berean Literal Bible
Do not be forgetful of hospitality, for through this, some have entertained angels unawares.

New American Standard Bible
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.

King James Bible
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it.

International Standard Version
Stop neglecting to show hospitality to strangers, for by showing hospitality some have had angels as their guests without being aware of it.

NET Bible
Do not neglect hospitality, because through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.

New Heart English Bible
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do not forget kindness to strangers, for by this, some who, while they were unaware, were worthy to receive Angels.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't forget to show hospitality to believers you don't know. By doing this some believers have shown hospitality to angels without being aware of it.

New American Standard 1977
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not forget to show hospitality; for thereby some, having entertained angels, were kept.

King James 2000 Bible
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

American King James Version
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

American Standard Version
Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And hospitality do not forget; for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels.

Darby Bible Translation
Be not forgetful of hospitality; for by it some have unawares entertained angels.

English Revised Version
Forget not to shew love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for by this some have entertained angels unawares.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not neglect to show kindness to strangers; for, in this way, some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests.

World English Bible
Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Young's Literal Translation
of the hospitality be not forgetful, for through this unawares certain did entertain messengers;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1-6 The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. The sin opposed to this grace and duty is covetousness, an over-eager desire for the wealth of this world, with envy of those who have more than ourselves. Having treasures in heaven, we may be content with mean things here. Those who cannot be so, would not be content though God raised their condition. Adam was in paradise, yet not contented; some angels in heaven were not contented; but the apostle Paul, though abased and empty, had learned in every state, in any state, to be content. Christians have reason to be contented with their present lot. This promise contains the sum and substance of all the promises; I will never, no, never leave thee, no, never forsake thee. In the original there are no less than five negatives put together, to confirm the promise: the true believer shall have the gracious presence of God with him, in life, at death, and for ever. Men can do nothing against God, and God can make all that men do against his people, to turn to their good.
Study Bible
Brotherly Love
1Continue in brotherly love. 2Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. 3Remember those in prison as if you were bound with them, and those who are mistreated as if you were suffering with them.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:1
Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.

Genesis 18:2
When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,

Genesis 19:1
Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.

Isaiah 58:7
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Matthew 25:35
For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in,

Romans 12:13
Share with the saints who are in need. Practice hospitality.

1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Peter 4:9
Show hospitality to one another without complaining.

3 John 1:5
Beloved, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, and especially since they are strangers to you.
Treasury of Scripture

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

not.

Leviticus 19:34 But the stranger that dwells with you shall be to you as one born …

Deuteronomy 10:18,19 He does execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loves …

1 Kings 17:10-16 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of …

2 Kings 4:8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great …

Job 31:19,32 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering…

Isaiah 58:7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the …

Matthew 25:35,43 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you …

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, …

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Romans 16:23 Gaius my host, and of the whole church, salutes you. Erastus the …

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, …

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

some.

Genesis 18:2-10 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, see, three men stood by …

Genesis 19:1-3 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate …

Judges 13:15 And Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, I pray you, let us detain …

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

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