2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
2 Be ready with a meal or a bed when it's needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it!
2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
2 Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Hebrews 13:2
Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-6
(Read Hebrews 13:1-6)
The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. The sin opposed to this grace and duty is covetousness, an over-eager desire for the wealth of this world, with envy of those who have more than ourselves. Having treasures in heaven, we may be content with mean things here. Those who cannot be so, would not be content though God raised their condition. Adam was in paradise, yet not contented; some angels in heaven were not contented; but the apostle Paul, though abased and empty, had learned in every state, in any state, to be content. Christians have reason to be contented with their present lot. This promise contains the sum and substance of all the promises; "I will never, no, never leave thee, no, never forsake thee." In the original there are no less than five negatives put together, to confirm the promise: the true believer shall have the gracious presence of God with him, in life, at death, and for ever. Men can do nothing against God, and God can make all that men do against his people, to turn to their good.