'Stranger' in the Bible
When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger to them and spoke to them harshly. He asked, "Where do you come from?" They answered, "From the land of Canaan, to buy grain for food."
My guests and my servant girls consider me a stranger; I am a foreigner in their eyes.
But no stranger had to spend the night outside, for I opened my doors to the traveler --
My own brothers treat me like a stranger; they act as if I were a foreigner.
My child, if you have made a pledge for your neighbor, and have become a guarantor for a stranger,
The one who puts up security for a stranger will surely have trouble, but whoever avoids shaking hands will be secure.
Take a man's garment when he has given security for a stranger, and when he gives surety for strangers, hold him in pledge.
Take a man's garment when he has given security for a stranger, and when he gives surety for a stranger, hold him in pledge.
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 invited me in,
When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or naked and clothe you?
I was a stranger and you did not receive me as a guest, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.'
Then they too will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not give you whatever you needed?'