Hebrews 13:2

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

for bi this summen plesiden to aungels, that weren resseyued to herborewe.
- Wycliffe Bible

of the hospitality be not forgetful, for through this unawares certain did entertain messengers;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 13:2


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.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 13:2


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.

Discussion for Hebrews 13

  • Brianna Wilson
    Hebrews 13:5 - This is a really good scripture to keep in Mind. We may think hat we are not loving money, but a deeper look might reveal our hearts. Many people work long hours and spend time away from the family, not just for money, but to upkeep an expensive life style. The Bible advocates a simple life, and a simple life equals happiness.
  • Judith Brown
    God inhabit the praises of is children. It is necessary to inculcate such act as commended in verse 15 of Heb 13 because God is well pleased when we celebrate He. As saints of the most high we must be contented with what we have, never covet temporary things that will pass away. He promise not to leave you or forsake you. We have a better hope of heavenly Home.
  • Willie miller
    Thanks
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 5
    our prayer is that he increases our faith in him so that we can always rely on him
  • Robert T Barber for verse 15
    I find. it QUITE interesting especially when a person takes the time to "research the word : sacrifice"
  • Nkwe koboekae
    This is a Great PROMISE.I THANK GOD THE FATHER for what He did for me and my FAMILY.

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