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 13:2

  • Eunice Adeojo for verse 2
    My heart 's desire among others is to be a channel of blessing to people on daily basis.l see this verse as an encouragement.
  • Definitely one of my favourite quotes. I like to believe that God still sends angels among us.Thank you Lord, thank you Jesus. :
  • I feel that God does test us and to do so He uses His angels. I think that there are many Angels here on Earth and that God has but them here to assist us help us . help us grow in Christ and when its time to good home I think they guide us and maybe even take us.
  • This supports the ministry of giving. Giving is living.
  • MockingBird for verse 2
    Strangers unaware are those that you have not been aware that they were angels. I must be careful to entertain those that I meet up with. Especially to present the Lord Jesus Christ in my actions.
  • Amen jay for verse 2
    Be of good heart love one another our LORD loves us,let our ways be of Christ Like

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