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.
King James Bible
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Darby Bible Translation
Be not forgetful of hospitality; for by it some have unawares entertained angels.
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;
Hebrews 13:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To entertain stranger's - In those early times, when there were scarcely any public inns or houses of entertainment, it was an office of charity and mercy to receive, lodge, and entertain travelers; and this is what the apostle particularly recommends.
Entertained angels - Abraham and Lot are the persons particularly referred to. Their history, the angels whom they entertained, not knowing them to be such, and the good they derived from exercising their hospitality on these occasions, are well known; and have been particularly referred to in the notes on Genesis 18:3 (note); Genesis 19:2 (note).
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The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.
Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.
The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-- when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
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 invited me in,
Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
1 Timothy 3:2
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
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