Hebrews 13:1. The direction of our life, the tenor of our conversation and the disposition of our hearts should always be pleasing to the Lord, for we are God’s children. We are family, and we must continue to nurture and strengthen that bond if we are to find our way. By him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God, etc. Exhortation to enduring brotherly love. In Hebrews 13:1-3, the main command is, “Let love of the brethren continue.” In 13:2, 3, he shows two specific applications of biblical love that were especially appropriate to a church under persecution: Show hospitality to strangers; and, remember the prisoners and those who are ill-treated. Exhortation to enduring brotherly love. Hebrews chapter 13. We are to be holy for God is holy, and contentment is a significant key. While Hebrews as a whole is written to demonstrate Christ’s … you, as a church and society of Christians; for this is not to be in the same church state, at least partakers of the same grace: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares". 2 v Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby w some have entertained angels unawares. Let’s read Hebrews 13:1-2, “Let brotherly love continue. another's burdens; in forbearing and forgiving one another; in The opening affirmation in verse 1 that God spoke through the prophets is important. One of the ways we, as believers, can “let brotherly love continue,” is through showing hospitality to our dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Hebrews 12:1-8 The Discipline of God. saints, and be fervent and unfeigned, and as Christ hath loved Comp. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it” (NASB). Hebrews 12:16-24 The Glorious Company. See also 1 Peter 4:9. Hebrews 13:1. Father, to Christ, as the firstborn among many brethren; and are The Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions add, "in you"; or among God and Christ continues; the relation between the saints Here the writer employs the word philadelphia, the Greek noun expressing the love between brothers and sisters. It was the intention of the Puritans to “reduce to practice” – that was their own phrase – reduce to practice everything that God taught them in the Word. Hebrews 13:1 Let love of the brethren continue. Hebrews 13:1-25. This ancient Greek word spoke of brotherly friendship and affection. 1 The verb in this short sentence is menō, "continue, persist" 2 in the imperative voice -- a command. 13:1–2). b. Hebrews 13:1-8 King James Version (KJV) 13 Let brotherly love continue. Let love, a fruit of the Spirit, show forth itself and its existence in you, in pre-eminence, and in duration, by disposing always the inward man, mind, will, and affections, to seek the good, to speak all the good to and of, and to do all good to their Christian brethren, to all true Christians, eminently styled by the Spirit the brotherhood, Matthew 12:50 28:10 John 13:34,35 20:17 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Ephesians 4:32 1 Thessalonians 4:9 1Jo 3:14,16. saints' communion delightful and edifying: many are the arguments ii. But love also has an external dimension. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to … 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Exhortation to hospitality. That way those being entertained might be preachers, rather than angels. but the exercise and increase of it, an abounding in it yet more This is because I read about it years ago in Readers Digest (as I recall), under the caption, “Keeping the Faith.” The story is apparently true, told by a Roman Catholic Priest. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. a. Sacrifices Pleasing to God. Introduction. (Amplified Bible - Lockman)KJV: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Let us begin with Hebrews 13:2 where it says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Heb. Love others (Heb 13:1) by showing hospitality, even to strangers. Verse Thoughts. us; and when it is genuine, it is active and laborious; and shows ii. Brotherly love, hospitality, care for the abused, sexual morality, and contentment are all commended. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. Jesus' Intercession Empowers Our Life and Work (Hebrews 7:1–10:18) Realizing the Faith (Hebrews 10–11) Endure Hardship and Pursue Peace (Hebrews 12:1-16) Shaking Things Up (Hebrews 12:18–29) Hospitality (Hebrews 13:1–3) Money Matters (Hebrews 13:5-6) Working Outside the Camp (Hebrews 13:11-25) Summary & Conclusion to Hebrews most holy faith; and in stirring up one another to the several But the word for love used in Hebrews 13:1 is philadelphia, coming from the root philia. Number one, the word angel here is the Greek word [aggelos], meaning messenger. "he that dwells in this house, let him plant among you , "brotherhood and love", (or brotherly love,) peace and friendship.''. Are you willing to use your home for the Lord? Hebrews 12:25-29 Hearing The Heavenly Voice. See that it continue with you.Hebrews 13:1 Exhortations to charity,Hebrews 13:2 hospitality,Hebrews 13:3 pity for the afflicted,Hebrews 13:4 chastity,Hebrews 13:5,6 contentment,Hebrews 13:7,8 to regard the preachers of God’s word,Hebrews 13:9 to avoid strange doctrines,Hebrews 13:10-14 to confess Christ,Hebrews 13:11-15 to offer up our praises to God by him,Hebrews 13:16 to do good and to communicate,Hebrews 13:17 to obey spiritual rulers,Hebrews 13:18,19 and to pray for the apostle.Hebrews 13:20-25 The apostle endeth with a prayer and salutations. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:1-8 Moral Directions. 1 Let brotherly love continue. One of the Jewish prayers is to this purpose New Revised Standard … Here the writer employs the word philadelphia, the Greek noun expressing the love between brothers and sisters. Hebrews 11:30-35 By Faith They Overcame. God’s boundaries are for the benefit and blessing of those who keep these vows sacred. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: E philadelphia meneto. Owing to the hatred of the Jews towards the Christians, and the almost entire absence of public places of entertainment, hospitality towards fellow-Christians on their journeys became, for the Palestinians also, an urgent necessity. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Ἡ φιλαδελφία ] The love of the brethren, i.e. This ancient Greek word spoke of brotherly friendship and affection. ii. 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. Refer to Hebrews 13:2. Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue. Marriage is honorable among all: The Bible holds high the ideal of married life and the institution of family. nation, or who are in a strict natural relation brethren, though of Let us begin with Hebrews 13:2 where it says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Heb. Hebrews 11:35-40 Obtaining a Good Testimony Through Faith. Heb 13:1-25. New International Version. Hebrews 3:13; Hebrews 6:10; Hebrews 10:24; Hebrews 12:12-15. went forth for the sake of Christ, taking nothing of the Gentiles, τῆς φιλοξενίας μὴ ἐπιλανθάνεσθε, ἔλαθόν τινες ξενίσαντες, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. As a proper name, Revelation 1:11; Revelation 3:7. But the word for love used in Hebrews 13:1 is philadelphia, coming from the root philia. (1) He comes to the second table of the law, the sum of which is charity, especially toward strangers and such as are afflicted. Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In chapter 12, the author contrasted Moses’ experience at Mount Sinai (12:18-21) with what we can expect to experience at Mount Zion—the city of the living God—the heavenly Jerusalem (12:22-24). duties of religion: and without this excellent and useful grace, Romans 12:13; 1 Peter 4:9; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8. He returns to that particular doctrine to which he had referred, respecting the abrogation of the ancient ceremonies; and he anticipates an objection that might have been made; for as the sacrifices were attached as appendages to the tabernacle, when this was abolished, it follows that the sacrifices also must have ceased. Exhortation to Various Graces, Especially Constancy in Faith, Following Jesus amidst Reproaches. Amid the various concluding exhortations in Hebrews 13, two have a special relevance for work. Hebrews 13:1(KJV) Verse Thoughts The book of Hebrews points us to the unique person and work of the Lord Jesus and calls us to trust God in all things, for without faith it is impossible to please Him. ἡ φιλαδελφία ] The love of the brethren, i.e. Amplified: LET LOVE for your fellow believers continue and be a fixed practice with you [never let it fail]. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Let’s read Hebrews 13:1-2, “Let brotherly love continue. Hearts that seek the Lord, learn to be content in every situation of life, and the person that is content, is one that is not beset by envy or greed. Conclusion, with Pieces of Intelligence and Salutations. Love within the Christian Community (13:1-3) Our author begins this final chapter by exhorting his readers to love. " Posted on Jul 23, 2018. 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers. By this some have entertained angels without knowing it ” ( NASB ) often reflect on what happened! 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