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81 Bible Verses About Welcoming

Here are 81 Bible verses about welcoming from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Romans 15:7 KJV

Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

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Galatians 3:28 KJV

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

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1 Peter 4:9 KJV

Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

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Matthew 25:35 KJV

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:

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Romans 12:13 KJV

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

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Hebrews 13:2 KJV

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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3 John 1:5 KJV

Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;

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Hebrews 13:1 KJV

Let brotherly love continue.

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Matthew 25:40 KJV

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.

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Acts 10:34 KJV

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

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Luke 10:27 KJV

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

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Romans 13:8 KJV

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

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Ephesians 2:10 KJV

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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Leviticus 19:34 KJV

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.

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Matthew 5:43-44 KJV

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

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Romans 13:10 KJV

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

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Matthew 25:34 KJV

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:

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Deuteronomy 10:19 KJV

Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

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Revelation 21:3 KJV

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

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Romans 16:16 KJV

Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

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John 14:2 KJV

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

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Malachi 3:5 KJV

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

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Acts 28:2 KJV

And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

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Matthew 5:16 KJV

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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Hebrews 13:1-2 KJV

Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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1 Timothy 5:10 KJV

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.

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1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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Luke 9:11 KJV

And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.

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Mark 10:16 KJV

And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

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Matthew 18:10 KJV

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

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Jeremiah 1:5 KJV

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

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Exodus 23:9 KJV

Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

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Matthew 19:14 KJV

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

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Matthew 10:40-42 KJV

He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

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Jeremiah 7:5-7 KJV

For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

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Isaiah 44:24 KJV

Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

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Ecclesiastes 11:5 KJV

As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

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Proverbs 19:17 KJV

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

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Psalms 146:9 KJV

The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

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Job 31:32 KJV

The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.

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Deuteronomy 10:18-19 KJV

He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

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1 Peter 4:7 KJV

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

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James 2:5 KJV

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

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Hebrews 13:24 KJV

Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

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Titus 1:8 KJV

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

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Colossians 3:11 KJV

Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

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Galatians 5:14 KJV

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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Acts 28:7 KJV

In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.

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John 13:34-35 KJV

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

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Luke 3:11 KJV

He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

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Isaiah 58:7 KJV

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?

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Deuteronomy 26:5 KJV

And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

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Leviticus 24:22 KJV

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.

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Leviticus 23:22 KJV

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.

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Exodus 12:49 KJV

One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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1 John 3:18 KJV

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

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James 1:17 KJV

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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Acts 15:4 KJV

And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

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Luke 2:40 KJV

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

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Mark 9:37 KJV

Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

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Mark 9:36-37 KJV

And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

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Matthew 28:19 KJV

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

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Matthew 10:40 KJV

He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

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Ezekiel 47:22-23 KJV

And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD.

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Proverbs 5:10 KJV

Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

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Psalms 127:3-5 KJV

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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Psalms 8:2 KJV

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

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1 Samuel 25:6 KJV

And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.

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Deuteronomy 27:19 KJV

Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

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Deuteronomy 24:14 KJV

Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

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Deuteronomy 1:16 KJV

And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.

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Numbers 9:14 KJV

And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.

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Leviticus 25:35 KJV

And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.

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Leviticus 19:10 KJV

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.

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Exodus 22:21 KJV

Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

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Matthew 22:39 KJV

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV

Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

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1 John 3:16 KJV

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

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Ezekiel 47:22 KJV

And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.

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Isaiah 43:18-19 KJV

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

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