sharing for the needs of the sanctified, pursuing love for strangers.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the labor of love that ye showed toward his name, having served the sanctified, and who are serving.
For indeed it is superfluous for me to write to you about the service for the sanctified.
Because the service of this ministry is not only supplying the needs of the sanctified, but also abounding through many thanksgivings to God
The overseer therefore must be blameless, the husband of one wife, without wine, serious minded, disciplined, loving strangers, able to teach,
But do not forget benevolence and fellowship, for God is well pleased with such sacrifices.
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 to the earth,
And the two [heavenly] agents came to Sodom at evening, and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. And Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. And he bowed himself with his face to the earth,
For I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat. I was thirsty, and ye gave me to drink. I was a stranger, and ye took me in,
and placed them at the apostles' feet. And it was distributed to each, according as any man had need.
Now at Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which, being translated, is called Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charities that she did.
And after gazing at him, and having become afraid, he said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him, Thy prayers and thy charities have come up for a memorial before God.
Ye yourselves know that these hands served my needs, and to those who were with me.
or he who exhorts, in the exhortation; he who gives, in simplicity; he who leads, in diligence; he who does mercy, in cheerfulness.
But now I am going to Jerusalem serving the sanctified.
Now concerning the collection for the sanctified, as I arranged for the congregations of Galatia, so also do ye.
Now I beseech you, brothers (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruit of Achaia, and that they committed themselves to service for the sanctified),
And, brothers, we declare to you the grace of God that has been given in the congregations of Macedonia,
So then as we have time, let us work what is good toward all men, and especially toward those belonging to a household of the faith.
being testified in good works: if she has reared children, if she has been hospitable to strangers, if she has washed the feet of the sanctified, if she has relieved those who are afflicted, if she has followed every good work.