Hebrews 13:16
New International Version
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

New Living Translation
And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.

English Standard Version
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Berean Standard Bible
And do not neglect to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Berean Literal Bible
And do not be forgetful of the good, and of the sharing; for God is well pleased with such sacrifices.

King James Bible
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

New King James Version
But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

New American Standard Bible
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

NASB 1995
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

NASB 1977
And do not neglect doing good and sharing; for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Amplified Bible
Do not neglect to do good, to contribute [to the needy of the church as an expression of fellowship], for such sacrifices are always pleasing to God.

Christian Standard Bible
Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

American Standard Version
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do not forget charity and sharing with the poor, for with these sacrifices a man pleases God.

Contemporary English Version
But don't forget to help others and to share your possessions with them. This too is like offering a sacrifice that pleases God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained.

Good News Translation
Do not forget to do good and to help one another, because these are the sacrifices that please God.

International Standard Version
Do not neglect to do good and to be generous, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

Literal Standard Version
And do not be forgetful of doing good and of fellowship, for God is well-pleased with such sacrifices.

New American Bible
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.

NET Bible
And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

New Revised Standard Version
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

New Heart English Bible
But do not forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Weymouth New Testament
And do not forget to be kind and liberal; for with sacrifices of that sort God is greatly pleased.

World English Bible
But don't forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Young's Literal Translation
and of doing good, and of fellowship, be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well-pleased.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sacrifice, Obedience, and Prayer
15Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that confess His name. 16And do not neglect to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. 17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch over your souls as those who must give an account. To this end, allow them to lead with joy and not with grief, for that would be of no advantage to you.…

Cross References
Romans 12:13
Share with the saints who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Philippians 4:18
I have all I need and more, now that I have received your gifts from Epaphroditus. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.


Treasury of Scripture

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

to do.

Hebrews 13:1,2
Let brotherly love continue…

Psalm 37:3
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Matthew 25:35-40
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: …

communicate.

Luke 18:22
Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

Romans 12:13
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

2 Corinthians 9:12,13
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; …

with such.

Hebrews 6:10
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

Psalm 51:19
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Micah 6:7,8
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? …











(16) And yet another offering may we bring: with thankfulness to Him must be joined acts of well doing to men; these, too, being presented as sacrifices to God.

To communicate--i.e., freely to impart to others. (See Romans 12:13; Romans 15:26; 2Corinthians 9:13; 1Timothy 6:18.)

Verse 16. - But to do good and to communicate forget not (τῆς δὲ εὐποιι'ας καὶ κοινωνίας μὴ ἐπιλανθάνεσθε: where εὐποιι'ας means "doing good to others" (cf. Mark 14:7); while κοινωνίας expresses the sense of Christian fellowship evinced by communicating to others a share of what we have; cf. Romans 15:26; 2 Corinthians 9:13): for With such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

neglect
ἐπιλανθάνεσθε (epilanthanesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1950: To forget, neglect. Middle voice from epi and lanthano; to lose out of mind; by implication, to neglect.

to do good
εὐποιΐας (eupoiias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2140: Good-doing, doing of good. From a compound of eu and poieo; well-doing, i.e. Beneficence.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to share with others,
κοινωνίας (koinōnias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2842: From koinonos; partnership, i.e. participation, or intercourse, or benefaction.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

with such
τοιαύταις (toiautais)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5108: (including the other inflections); from toi and houtos; truly this, i.e. Of this sort (to denote character or individuality).

sacrifices
θυσίαις (thysiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2378: Abstr. and concr: sacrifice; a sacrifice, offering. From thuo; sacrifice.

God
Θεός (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

is pleased.
εὐαρεστεῖται (euaresteitai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2100: To give pleasure to, please (perhaps with the added idea of: rendering good service to). From euarestos; to gratify entirely.


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