3 John 1:8
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor [thy] rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
3 John 1:7
Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
3 John 1:6
Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
3 John 1:5
Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
1 Peter 4:11
If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:9
Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
1 Timothy 5:10
Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
Cursed [be] he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of [mine] house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten [them]:
When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, [which is] the year of tithing, and hast given [it] unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I [am] the LORD your God.
[But] the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God.
And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather [every] grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I [am] the LORD your God.
Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine [which] I have mingled.
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated [them] spitefully, and slew [them].
But they made light of [it], and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and [my] fatlings [are] killed, and all things [are] ready: come unto the marriage.
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
[Is it] not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
[Is] not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
The morsel [which] thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart [is] not with thee.
Eat thou not the bread of [him that hath] an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.