Romans 12:13
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English Standard Version
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

King James Bible
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

American Standard Version
communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality.

English Revised Version
communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.

Webster's Bible Translation
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Weymouth New Testament
Relieve the necessities of God's people; always practise hospitality.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Distributing (κοινωνοῦντες)

Rev., communicating to. The meaning is sharing in the necessities; taking part in them as one's own. So Romans 15:27; 1 Timothy 5:22; 2 John 1:11; Hebrews 2:14; 1 Peter 4:13. See on partners, Luke 5:10; see on fellowship, Acts 2:42; see on 1 John 1:3; see on 2 John 1:11.

Given to hospitality (φιλοξενίαν διώκοντες)

Lit., pursuing hospitality. For a similar use of the verb compare 1 Corinthians 14:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 3:11. A necessary injunction when so many Christians were banished and persecuted. The verb indicates not only that hospitality is to be furnished when sought, but that Christians are to seek opportunities of exercising it.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Distributing. See on ver.

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it with simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy...

Romans 15:25-28 But now I go to Jerusalem to minister to the saints...

Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

Acts 4:35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made to every man according as he had need.

Acts 9:36-41 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas...

Acts 10:4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him...

Acts 20:34,35 Yes, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered to my necessities, and to them that were with me...

1 Corinthians 16:1,2 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do you...

2 Corinthians 8:1-4 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia...

2 Corinthians 9:1,12 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you...

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by you, brother.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him...

given.

Genesis 18:2-8 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, see, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door...

Genesis 19:1-3 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them...

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

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

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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

Cross References
2 Samuel 17:29
honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, "The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness."

2 Kings 4:10
Let us make a small room on the roof with walls and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there."

Proverbs 31:20
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.

Matthew 25:35
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

Romans 15:25
At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints.

1 Corinthians 16:15
Now I urge you, brothers--you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints--

2 Corinthians 9:1
Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints,

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