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

  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 13:8 JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND FOREVER***LUKE 14:28 FOR WHICH OF YOU INTENDING TO BUILD A TOWER SITTETH NOT DOWN FIRST AND COUNTETH THE COST WHETHER HE HAVE SUFFICIENT TO FINISH IT***14:29 LEST HAPLY AFTER HE HATH LAYED THE FOUNDATION AND IS NOT ABLE TO FINISH IT ALL THAT BEHOLD IT BEGIN TO MOCK HIM
  • 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.
  • Librarygal143
    Indeed, Almighty Father, thank you!
  • Lilian
    Let your conversation be without covetousness and be content what ye shall have for God promised that i will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Thank you Jesus for your faithful words. You are always with us .Your love mercy and grace are always following me all the days of my life. Thank you and praise you Jesus i love you and help me to be born again in spirit every moment of my life. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    ( a disciple ) heb 13:5 let your conversation be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have for HE hath said I will never leave thee nor forsake thee 1 tim 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Irene123
    V. 10 - At this time, after Jesus' new covenant was now in force, the unbelieving Jews were still (ineffectually) observing the O.T. rituals (which blood could never take away sins, those rituals just rolled them ahead for one year). These Jews had no right, in their unsaved state, to partake of the new covenant altar. There were MANY Jews, i.e. apostles, disciples, that believed, but most not.

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