Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 brotherly love continue. 2 Stop neglecting to show hospitality to strangers, for by showing hospitality some have had angels as their guests without being aware of it. 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them, as well as those who are mistreated, since they also are only mortal.


Cross References

Matthew 25:35

because 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 welcomed me.

1 Peter 4:9

Show hospitality to one another without complaining.

Romans 12:13

Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers.

Genesis 18:1-3

Later, the LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks belonging to Mamre. As Abraham was sitting near the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day,

Leviticus 19:34

You are to treat the resident alien the same way you treat the native born among you love him like yourself, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

He executes justice for the orphan and the widows, loves the foreigner, and gives them food and clothing."

Judges 13:15-25

Manoah responded to the angel of the LORD, "Please, let us detain you while we prepare a young goat for you."

1 Kings 17:10-16

So he got up and went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the entrance to the city, a widow was there gathering sticks. So he asked her, "Please, may I have some water in a cup so I can have a drink."

2 Kings 4:8

Some time later, Elisha went to Shunem, where he met a prominent and wealthy woman who persuaded him to have a meal with her. As a result, whenever he was in the area, he stopped by to eat with her.

Job 31:19

if I've observed someone who is about to die for lack of clothes or if I have no clothing to give to the poor,

Job 31:32

No stranger ever spent the night in the street, because I opened my doors to travelers."

Isaiah 58:7

Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"

Matthew 25:40

The king will answer them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you did it for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.'

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger, and you didn't welcome me. I was naked, and you didn't clothe me. I was sick and in prison, and you didn't visit me.'

Acts 16:15

When she and her family were baptized, she urged us, "If you are convinced that I am a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my home." And she continued to insist that we do so.

Romans 16:23

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

1 Timothy 3:2

Therefore, an elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, stable, sensible, respectable, hospitable to strangers, and teachable.

1 Timothy 5:10

She must be well known for her good actions as a woman who has raised children, welcomed strangers, washed the saints' feet, helped the suffering, and devoted herself to doing good in every way.

Titus 1:8

Instead, he must be hospitable to strangers, must appreciate what is good, and be sensible, honest, moral, and self-controlled.

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