Hebrews 13:2



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.

King James Version

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

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.

A Conservative Version

Do not forget love for strangers, for by this some lodged heavenly agents, unaware.

American Standard Version

Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Amplified

Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood -- "being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.

An Understandable Version

Do not forget to show hospitality toward strangers, for by doing this, some people have entertained angels without realizing it.

Anderson New Testament

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for, by this means, some have unconsciously entertained angels.

Bible in Basic English

Take care to keep open house: because in this way some have had angels as their guests, without being conscious of it.

Common New Testament

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

be not unmindful of hospitality: for thereby some have unknowingly entertained angels.

Darby Translation

Be not forgetful of hospitality; for by it some have unawares entertained angels.

Godbey New Testament

Forget not hospitality: for by it some having entertained angels were incognizant.

Goodspeed New Testament

Do not forget to be hospitable to strangers, for by being so some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests.

Holman Bible

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

John Wesley New Testament

Forget not to entertain strangers, for hereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not forget to show hospitality; for thereby some, having entertained angels, were kept.

Julia Smith Translation

Forget not hospitality: for by this some knew not having treated angels with friendship.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not neglect hospitality, because through this some have received angels as guests without knowing [it].

Modern King James verseion

Do not be forgetful of hospitality, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be not forgetful to lodge strangers. For thereby have divers received angels into their houses unawares.

Moffatt New Testament

Never forget to be hospitable, for by hospitality some have entertained angels unawares.

Montgomery New Testament

Do not neglect to show hospitality; for by it some have even entertained angels unawares.

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.

New simplified Bible

Show hospitality to strangers, for some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Noyes New Testament

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Sawyer New Testament

Forget not hospitality; for by this some without knowing it have entertained angels.

The Emphasized Bible

Of the entertaining of strangers, be not forgetful, for, hereby, unawares, have some entertained, messengers.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Forget not to exercise hospitality: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do not neglect to show hospitality; for, through being hospitable, men have all unawares entertained angels.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Do not remain neglectful of hospitality to strangers, for by it some have entertained angels without knowing it.

World English Bible

Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Worrell New Testament

Do not forget to show love for strangers; for thereby some entertained angels unawares.

Worsley New Testament

Be not forgetful of hospitality; for thereby some have entertained angels, not knowing it.

Youngs Literal Translation

of the hospitality be not forgetful, for through this unawares certain did entertain messengers;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be
ἐπιλανθάνομαι 
Epilanthanomai 
Usage: 7

not
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

ἐπιλανθάνομαι 
Epilanthanomai 
Usage: 7

φιλονεξία 
Philoxenia 
Usage: 2

γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

διά 
Dia 
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 527

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ξενίζω 
Xenizo 
Usage: 10

ἄγγελος 
Aggelos 
Usage: 153

Context Readings

Concluding Ethical Instructions

1 Let love of the brethren continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. 3 Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.


Cross References

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 invited Me in;

1 Peter 4:9

Be hospitable to one another without complaint.

Romans 12:13

contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

Genesis 18:1-3

Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.

Leviticus 19:34

'The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

"He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.

Judges 13:15-25

Then Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, "Please let us detain you so that we may prepare a young goat for you."

1 Kings 17:10-16

So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, "Please get me a little water in a jar, that I may drink."

2 Kings 4:8

Now there came a day when Elisha passed over to Shunem, where there was a prominent woman, and she persuaded him to eat food. And so it was, as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat food.

Job 31:19

If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,

Job 31:32

"The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.

Isaiah 58:7

"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Matthew 25:40

"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.'

Acts 16:15

And when she and her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us.

Romans 16:23

Gaius, host to me and to the whole church, greets you Erastus, the city treasurer greets you, and Quartus, the brother.

1 Timothy 3:2

An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 5:10

having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.

Titus 1:8

but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,



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