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“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
King James Version (KJV)
Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Hebrews chapter 13
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
And hospitality do not forget; for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels.
- Douay Rheims 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
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- Wycliffe Bible
of the hospitality be not forgetful, for through this unawares certain did entertain messengers;
- Youngs Literal Bible
Eunice Adeojo's comment on 2015-03-08 07:57:21:
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.
Nick's comment on 2015-02-04 12:41:49:
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.
Udom's comment on 2014-11-18 12:43:10:
This supports the ministry of giving. Giving is living.
MockingBird's comment on 2014-11-18 07:17:15:
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's comment on 2014-11-18 04:01:34:
Be of good heart love one another our LORD loves us,let our ways be of Christ Like
Sky's comment on 2014-11-06 12:07:12:
Maybe sometimes angels comes to test you to see if you will act out when someone has an ugly attitude towards you and speaking really rude to you. If that is the case, I did not pass the test. Lord help me to do better next time.
John's comment on 2014-06-02 13:01:04:
My wife came home one day and told me of a women see saw on the road by our local Walmart in NJ. She had a sign that read, "just lost my job and i need money for presents for the kids, please help. " I asked her what see did and she said she did nothing. My heart sank. She was afraid of being taken advantage of. So the next day I went to the spot to see if she was there. There was no one there. I have never seen anything like this or heard of anything like this in my 51 years of life. I really do think she missed the boat on this one.
Rebecca's comment on 2014-02-16 07:08:55:
When caring for an Alzheimer s resident she has showed so much love and never meets a stranger She has welcomed everyone she meets into her life and not fearful of entertaining a stranger She has taught me not to fear strangers but to accept them not knowing if this person may be sent by God
Anna Stuart's comment on 2014-01-18 05:28:27:
It's one of the most beautiful passages in the bible. I think it's the ones in the world who no one gives any time to- the homeless, mentally ill, and down and outs that have the most to teach us. We need to be aware of that of God in everyone
Toni's comment on 2013-12-08 08:27:50:
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 10:20:32:
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 19:51:43:
I love this a lot. There has been times where I've actually walked away knowing it!
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