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
    ( 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
  • Brianna
    Vs. 16 God teaches us true generosity with the right motive. Holidays seem to be the season of giving, but outside of them how inclined are we to do good for others? Jehovah God teaches us to be generous all year round and for good motives. We bring him joy when we do so.
  • 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.
  • Felicia
    This is a chap of exhortation encouraging us not to stop entertaining strangers, to remember those that are in bonds, encouraging marriage, not to be covetous, not to follow strange doctrines but to be established in the grace, to be submissive to our rulers etc. And he crowns all that with verses 20-21 my best. That the God of peace make us perfect... To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen!
  • Charlotte
    chapter 13 is just saying that we need to follow the laws and do what the one over us say. Because this is not our home., We're passing through on the journey to the place prepared for by Jesus. Telling us to Love one other at all times. Let our living be the Bible for others to see. Believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and God our Father. To Love Unconditionally the way God Loves Us.
  • BSP
    Verse 7 encourages us to remember those taking the lead over us. We want to especially keep them in our prayers.

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