Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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

for
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

G32
ἄγγελος 
Aggelos 
Usage: 153

Context Readings

Concluding Ethical Instructions

1 Let love for your fellow believers continue and be a fixed practice with you [never let it fail]. 2 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. 3 Remember those who are in prison as if you were their fellow prisoner, and those who are ill-treated, since you also are liable to bodily sufferings.


Cross References

Matthew 25:35

For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you brought Me together with yourselves and welcomed and entertained and lodged Me,

1 Peter 4:9

Practice hospitality to one another (those of the household of faith). [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for the unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and all others who come your way who are of Christ's body.] And [in each instance] do it ungrudgingly (cordially and graciously, without complaining but as representing Him).

Romans 12:13

Contribute to the needs of God's people [sharing in the necessities of the saints]; pursue the practice of hospitality.

Genesis 18:1-3

Now the Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre; as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day,

Leviticus 19:34

But the stranger who dwells with you shall be to 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.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger or temporary resident and gives him food and clothing.

Judges 13:15-25

And Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, Pray, let us detain you that we may prepare a kid for you.

1 Kings 17:10-16

So he arose and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her, Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

2 Kings 4:8

One day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a rich and influential woman lived, who insisted on his eating a meal. Afterward, whenever he passed by, he stopped there for a meal.

Job 31:19

If I have seen anyone perish for want of clothing, or any poor person without covering,

Job 31:32

The temporary resident has not lodged in the street, but I have opened my door to the wayfaring man -- "

Isaiah 58:7

Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house -- "when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?

Matthew 25:40

And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [ in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me.

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me and entertain Me, I was naked and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me with help and ministering care.

Acts 16:15

And when she was baptized along with her household, she earnestly entreated us, saying, If in your opinion I am one really convinced [that Jesus is the Messiah and the Author of salvation] and that I will be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay. And she induced us [to do it].

Romans 16:23

Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church here, greets you. So do Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus.

1 Timothy 3:2

Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; [he must be] sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable and qualified teacher,

1 Timothy 5:10

And she must have a reputation for good deeds, as one who has brought up children, who has practiced hospitality to strangers [of the brotherhood], washed the feet of the saints, helped to relieve the distressed, [and] devoted herself diligently to doing good in every way.

Titus 1:8

But he must be hospitable (loving and a friend to believers, especially to strangers and foreigners); [he must be] a lover of goodness [of good people and good things], sober-minded (sensible, discreet), upright and fair-minded, a devout man and religiously correct, temperate and keeping himself in hand.

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