Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
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.
He executes justice for
the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
1 Kings 17:10
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.
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing,
the needy had no covering,
“Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
bring the homeless poor into the house;
When you see the
naked, to cover him;
And not to
hide yourself from your own flesh?
When you see the
And not to
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;
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.
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
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.
hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
1 Peter 4:9
Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three
men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,
two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
Then Manoah said to
the angel of the Lord, “Please let us detain you so that we may prepare a young goat for you.”
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.’