New Living Translation
Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:2 Some - Abraham and Lot. Have entertained angels unawares - So may an unknown guest, even now, be of more worth than he appears, and may have angels attending him, though unseen. Gen 18:2; Gen 19:1.
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But greater things have changed than we; for kingdoms have trembled in the balances. We have seen a peninsula deluged with blood, and mutiny raising its bloody war whoop. Nay, the whole world hath changed; earth hath doffed its green, and put on its somber garment of Autumn, and soon expects to wear its ermine robe of snow. All things have changed. We believe that not only in appearance but in reality, the world is growing old. The sun itself must soon grow dim with age; the folding up of the worn-out …
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A New Year's Benediction
The LORD appeared again to Abraham near the oak grove belonging to Mamre. One day Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day.
He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran to meet them and welcomed them, bowing low to the ground.
That evening the two angels came to the entrance of the city of Sodom. Lot was sitting there, and when he saw them, he stood up to meet them. Then he welcomed them and bowed with his face to the ground.
Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.
When God's people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
1 Timothy 3:2
So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach.
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