New American Standard Bible
Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
King James Bible
Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
Darby Bible Translation
hospitable one to another, without murmuring;
World English Bible
Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
Young's Literal Translation
hospitable to one another, without murmuring;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Without grudging - Greek, "without murmurs;" that is, without complaining of the hardship of doing it; of the time, and expense, and trouble required in doing it. The idea of grudging, in the common sense of that word - that is, of doing it unwillingly, or regretting the expense, and considering it as ill-bestowed, or as not producing an equivalent of any kind - is not exactly the idea here. It is that we are to do it without murmuring or complaining. It greatly enhances the value of hospitality, that it be done on our part with entire cheerfulness. One of the duties involved in it is to make a guest happy; and this can be done in no other way than by showing him that he is welcome.
In conclusion I desire to add my humble testimony of a personal experience of the glorious work of entire sanctification. At the age of seventeen years I was converted. All who were acquainted with me had no reason to doubt the genuine, inwrought grace of pardon and the new life which at once began to bring forth fruit unto God. But the one to whom this mighty change seemed the most marvelous was myself. My poor soul, which for several years had been held under the terrible bondage and darkness of …
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Do all things without grumbling or disputing;
1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
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