Hebrews 13:2
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Be sure to welcome strangers into your home. By doing this, some people have welcomed angels as guests, without even knowing it.

Good News Translation
Remember to welcome strangers in your homes. There were some who did that and welcomed angels without knowing it.

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;
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
Then the LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre in the heat of the day, while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent.

Genesis 18:2
And Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

Genesis 19:1
The two angels entered Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them, bowed with his face to the ground,

Isaiah 58:7
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your home, to clothe the naked when you see him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

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 dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 10:18,19
He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment…

1 Kings 17:10-16
So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink…

some.

Genesis 18:2-10
And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, …

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; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; …

Judges 13:15
And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, I pray thee, let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee.







Lexicon
{Do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

neglect
ἐπιλανθάνεσθε (epilanthanesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1950: To forget, neglect. Middle voice from epi and lanthano; to lose out of mind; by implication, to neglect.

to show hospitality to strangers,
φιλοξενίας (philoxenias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5381: Love to strangers, hospitality. From philoxenos; hospitableness.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

by so doing
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

some [people]
τινες (tines)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

have entertained
ξενίσαντες (xenisantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3579: (a) I entertain a stranger, (b) I startle, bewilder. From xenos; to be a host; by implication, be strange.

angels
ἀγγέλους (angelous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

without knowing it.
ἔλαθόν (elathon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2990: A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to lie hid; often used adverbially, unwittingly.
(2) To entertain strangers.--Hospitality to Christian brethren at a distance from their homes is especially intended (1Peter 4:9): this was one manifestation of the "love of the brethren" (Hebrews 13:1). The prominence assigned to this duty in the exhortations of the Epistles of the New Testament was faithfully reflected in the practice of the early Church.

Thereby some have entertained angels unawares.--See Genesis 18, 19. The Greek word for "angels"--messengers--of itself would serve to remind these Christians that, though the strangers whom they welcomed were but men, they might be special messengers of God. Clement of Rome, in his Epistle to the Corinthians (A.D. 95), appeals to the same examples (and also to Rahab): "For his faith and hospitality a son was given to Abraham in his old age. For his hospitality and godliness Lot was saved from Sodom."

Verse 2. - Be not forgetful to entertain strangers (or, of hospitality): for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Allusions to this duty are frequent in the Epistles; its exercise would be of especial importance, in those days of persecution, towards scattered and destitute brethren as well as towards missionaries, though it by no means appears that it was meant to be confined to "them that are of the household of faith." Possibly some of the wavering Hebrew Christians might be becoming less ready to open their doors to the persecuted from fear of "reproach" in Jewish circles. The allusion of the latter part of the verse is evidently to Abraham and Lot (Genesis 18. and 19.). At any time the visits even of our fellow-men may be to us as visits of angels, as being messengers of God's purposes for good when least expected. And especially to be noted are our Lord's own words, "He that receiveth you receiveth me," etc., and "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" (Matthew 25:40). 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.
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