Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
But the stranger that dwells with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
He executes justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the stranger, in 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, the widow woman was there gathering sticks: and he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray you, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
2 Kings 4:8
And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where there was a wealthy woman; and she urged him to eat some food. And so it was, that as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat some food.
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she prevailed upon us.
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Gaius my host, and of the whole church, greets you. Erastus the treasurer of the city greets you, and Quartus a brother.
1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1 Timothy 5:10
Well reported of for good works; if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.
But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good, sensible, just, holy, temperate;
1 Peter 4:9
Practice hospitality one to another without grudging.
And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
And there came two angels to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, I pray you, let us detain you, until we shall have made ready a kid for you.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.