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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Take care to keep open house: because in this way some have had angels as their guests, without being conscious of it.
- Basic English Bible
Be not forgetful of hospitality; for by it some have unawares entertained angels.
- Darby Bible
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for by this some have entertained angels unawares.
- Webster's Bible
Do not neglect to show kindness to strangers; for, in this way, some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests.
- Weymouth Bible
Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.
- World English Bible
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- Wycliffe Bible
of the hospitality be not forgetful, for through this unawares certain did entertain messengers;
- Youngs Literal Bible
13:2 Some - Abraham and Lot. Have entertained angels unawares - So may an unknown guest, even now, be of more worth than he appears, and may have angels attending him, though unseen. #Gen 18:2|; Gen 19:1.
Heb 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. Hospitality is a duty often emphasized in the New Testament. Here it assumes the form of receiving stranger saints. Often they were driven from their homes by persecution, and the church elsewhere was wont to open its homes to them. Some have entertained angels unawares. See Ge 18:1-3 Mt 25:35.
John's comment on 2014-06-02 15:01:04:
My wife came home one day and told me of a women see saw on the road by our local Walmart in NJ. She had a sign that read, "just lost my job and i need money for presents for the kids, please help. " I asked her what see did and she said she did nothing. My heart sank. She was afraid of being taken advantage of. So the next day I went to the spot to see if she was there. There was no one there. I have never seen anything like this or heard of anything like this in my 51 years of life. I really do think she missed the boat on this one.
Rebecca's comment on 2014-02-16 09:08:55:
When caring for an Alzheimer s resident she has showed so much love and never meets a stranger She has welcomed everyone she meets into her life and not fearful of entertaining a stranger She has taught me not to fear strangers but to accept them not knowing if this person may be sent by God
Anna Stuart's comment on 2014-01-18 07:28:27:
It's one of the most beautiful passages in the bible. I think it's the ones in the world who no one gives any time to- the homeless, mentally ill, and down and outs that have the most to teach us. We need to be aware of that of God in everyone
Toni's comment on 2013-12-08 10:27:50:
It pays to be kind to all people - no matter the color of their skin, the clothes on their backs or the money in their pockets. God is no respector of persons, and we should not be either. The only though we can have the love to look beyond what person looks like or talks like and to treat them with kindness and goodness, is to have Christ in us and to have His Spirit dwelling in us and leading us.
Evelyn Morgan's comment on 2013-12-06 12:20:32:
I've always loved this verse. I decided to make it the theme of my yearly Christmas poem. Any stranger may be an angel in disguise.
Angela Siliznoff's comment on 2013-03-13 21:51:43:
I love this a lot. There has been times where I've actually walked away knowing it!
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