Hebrews 13:2

“Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares.”

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Other Translations

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
- King James Version

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

  • BSP
    Verse 4: Marriage is a sacred arrangement and it should be treated as such. Marriage mates should be loyal to each other and take great care to make sure that their marriage thrives.
  • Joel
    Keyverse 13:8 Jesus the same forever.We hold sound doctrine.Our heart established w/grace;not meats("works"),which do not profit.Those serving the tabernacle have no place at our altar.The blood of beasts was sprinkled in sanctuary, bodies burned w/o camp. Jesus sanctifies people with his blood suffered w/o gate. Let's bear His reproach w/o gate. We have no continuing city, but the heavenly one.
  • BettyG
    They wrest the scriptures to their own destrction
  • Servant of God
    Irene, you have no cause to judge which sacrifice is just before God. At least their sacrifice is tangible. The Chistian may or may not offer anything. At any rate, God is a heart knower and is aware of what your offering is. You think your salvation is secure and you are forgiven just because of faith, that your belief is enough? You had better read the OT as well! Get the whole truth! Yes?
  • BSP
    Verse 16: We must not forget to do good to others.
  • Penelope
    We are shown the importance of developing​ brotherly love now, for it will help us during whatever tests and trials we may face in the future.

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