Hospitality, A Duty Of God's People
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Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?
So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,
'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;
'When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.
"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
"You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.
And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment.
For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea;
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying,
When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, "Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!"
He entered Jericho and was passing through.
"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
"No Ammonite or Moabite shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall ever enter the assembly of the LORD,
"Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.
"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
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