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Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Hebrews 13:2
Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares.- King James Version (1611)
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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
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.
Comments for Hebrews 13:2
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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