New International Version
Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you.
King James Bible
Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
Darby Bible Translation
Beloved, thou doest faithfully [in] whatever thou mayest have wrought towards the brethren and that strangers,
World English Bible
Beloved, you do a faithful work in whatever you accomplish for those who are brothers and strangers.
Young's Literal Translation
Beloved, faithfully dost thou do whatever thou mayest work to the brethren and to the strangers,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou doest faithfully - Πιστον ποιεις. Kypke thinks that πιστον is put here for πιστιν, and that the phrase signifies to keep or preserve the faith, or to be bound by the faith, or to keep one's engagements. Thou hast acted as the faith - the Christian religion, required thee to act, in all that thou hast done, both to the brethren at home, and to the strangers - the itinerant evangelists, who, in the course of their travels, have called at thy house. There is not a word here about the pilgrims and penitential journeys which the papists contrive to bring out of this text.
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[Sidenote: The Author.] The author describes himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" (i. 1). Few books of the New Testament are so well attested as this Epistle. The external evidence for its authenticity is strong, and stronger than that for any other Catholic Epistle except 1 John. It seems to be quoted in Didache, i. 4. The letter of Polycarp written about A.D. 110 shows a complete familiarity with 1 Peter. He evidently regarded it as a letter of the highest authority. His contemporary …
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In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)
Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
3 John 1:3
It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.
3 John 1:10
So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.
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