New International Version
Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
King James Bible
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Darby Bible Translation
distributing to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.
World English Bible
contributing to the needs of the saints; given to hospitality.
Young's Literal Translation
to the necessities of the saints communicating; the hospitality pursuing.
Romans 12:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Distributing to the necessity of saints - Relieve your poor brethren according to the power which God has given you. Do good unto all men, but especially to them which are of the household of faith. Instead of χρειαις, necessities, some ancient MSS. have μνειαις, memorials; distributing to the memorials of the saints, which some interpret as referring to saints that were absent; as if he had said: Do not forget those in other Churches who have a claim on your bounty. But I really cannot see any good sense which this various reading can make in the text; I therefore follow the common reading.
Given to hospitality - Την φιλοξενιαν διωκοντες, pursuing hospitality, or the duty of entertaining strangers. A very necessary virtue in ancient times, when houses of public accommodation were exceedingly scarce. This exhortation might have for its object the apostles, who were all itinerants; and in many cases the Christians, flying before the face of persecution. This virtue is highly becoming in all Christians, and especially in all Christian ministers, who have the means of relieving a brother in distress, or of succouring the poor wherever he may find them. But providing for strangers in distress is the proper meaning of the term; and to be forward to do this is the spirit of the duty.
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2 Samuel 17:29
honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from cows' milk for David and his people to eat. For they said, "The people have become exhausted and hungry and thirsty in the wilderness."
2 Kings 4:10
Let's make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us."
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord's people there.
1 Corinthians 16:15
You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the Lord's people. I urge you, brothers and sisters,
2 Corinthians 9:1
There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the Lord's people.
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