Heb. 13:2 KJV (With Strong’s)

epilanthanomai (Greek #1950)
to lose out of mind; by implication, to neglect
KJV usage: (be) forget(-ful of).
Pronounce: ep-ee-lan-than'-om-ahee
Origin: middle voice from 1909 and 2990
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
epilanthanomai (Greek #1950)
to lose out of mind; by implication, to neglect
KJV usage: (be) forget(-ful of).
Pronounce: ep-ee-lan-than'-om-ahee
Origin: middle voice from 1909 and 2990
to entertain strangers
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
philonexia (Greek #5381)
KJV usage: entertai n stranger, hospitality.
Pronounce: fil-on-ex-ee'-ah
Origin: from 5382
: for
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
houtos (Greek #3778)
the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated)
KJV usage: he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
Pronounce: hoo'-tos
Origin: οὗτοι (hoo'-toy), nominative feminine singular αὕτη (how'-tay), and nominative feminine plural αὕται (how'-tahee) from the article 3588 and 846
dia (Greek #1223)
through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
KJV usage: after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.
Pronounce: dee-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act
tis (Greek #5100)
some or any person or object
KJV usage: a (kind of), any (man, thing, thing at all), certain (thing), divers, he (every) man, one (X thing), ought, + partly, some (man, -body, - thing, -what), (+ that no-)thing, what(-soever), X wherewith, whom(-soever), whose(-soever).
Pronounce: tis
Origin: an enclitic indefinite pronoun
c have entertained
xenizo (Greek #3579)
to be a host (passively, a guest); by implication, be (make, appear) strange
KJV usage: entertain, lodge, (think it) strange.
Pronounce: xen-id'-zo
Origin: from 3581
aggelos (Greek #32)
a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor
KJV usage: angel, messenger.
Pronounce: ang'-el-os
Origin: from ἀγγέλλω (probably derived from 71; compare 34) (to bring tidings)
lanthano (Greek #2990)
to lie hid (literally or figuratively); often used adverbially, unwittingly
KJV usage: be hid, be ignorant of, unawares.
Pronounce: lan-than'-o
Origin: a prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

Lv. 19:34•  (Lv. 19:34)
Deut. 10:18‑19•  (Deut. 10:18‑19)
1 Kings 17:10‑16•  (1 Kings 17:10‑16)
2 Kings 4:8•  (2 Kings 4:8)
Job 31:19,32•  (Job 31:19,32)
Isa. 58:7•  (Isa. 58:7)
Matt. 25:35,43• 35For I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;
43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick and in prison, and ye visited me not.
(Matt. 25:35,43)
Acts 16:15• 15And when she was baptised and her house, she besought, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord come into my house and abide. And she constrained us. (Acts 16:15)
Rom. 12:13• 13communicating to the wants of the saints, pursuing hospitality. (Rom. 12:13)
Rom. 16:23• 23Gaius, the host of me and of the whole assembly, saluteth you. Erastus, the steward of the city, saluteth you, and Quartus the brother. (Rom. 16:23)
1 Tim. 3:2• 2The overseer therefore must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, temperate, sober, orderly, hospitable, apt to teach, (1 Tim. 3:2)
1 Tim. 5:10• 10witnessed of in good works, if she reared children, if she entertained strangers, if she washed saints’ feet, if she relieved afflicted [persons] , if she followed up every good work. (1 Tim. 5:10)
Titus 1:8• 8but hospitable, a lover of good; sober-minded, just, holy, temperate, (Titus 1:8)
1 Peter 4:9• 9hospitable toward one another without murmuring; (1 Peter 4:9)
 To entertain strangers is a happy form of exercising brotherly kindness. Yet is it especially liable to be imposed on, were it not that the Lord's over-ruling eye is over all, and He permits nothing that does not work for good to those that love God. The danger for the believer is that he should be vexed at advantage taken, and lest he should slacken in consequence. But if men abuse kindness thus, the Lord accepts the good and forgets it not. (Hebrews 13:1-6 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

Be not forgetful of hospitality; for by it some have unawares entertained angels.

W. Kelly Translation

Be not forgetful of hospitality; for by it some unawares entertained angels.