Bible Verses about Hospitality

  • Leviticus 19:34 ESV
    You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
  • Job 31:32 ESV
    (the sojourner has not lodged in the street;
        I have opened my doors to the traveler),
  • Isaiah 58:6-7 ESV
    “Is not this the fast that I choose:
        to loose the bonds of wickedness,
        to undo the straps of the yoke,
    to let the oppressed[a] go free,
        and to break every yoke?
    Is it not to share your bread with the hungry
        and bring the homeless poor into your house;
    when you see the naked, to cover him,
        and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
  • Matthew 10:42-44 ESV
    And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”
  • Matthew 25:40 ESV
     And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
  • Luke 10:38 ESV
     Now as they went on their way, Jesus[a] entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.
  • Luke 14:13 ESV
    But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind
  • Romans 12:13 ESV
    Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
  • Galatians 6:10 ESV
    So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
  • Titus 1:7-8 ESV
    For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.
  • Hebrews 13:2 ESV
    Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
  • 1 Peter 4:9 ESV
    Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
  • 3 John 1:5-8
    Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

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