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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Romans 12:13

Communicating (koinwnountev).
"Contributing." From koinwnew for which see 2 Corinthians 9:13. Paul had raised a great collection for the poor saints in Jerusalem.

Given to hospitality (thn piloxenian diwkontev).
"Pursuing (as if in a chase or hunt) hospitality" (piloxenia, old word from piloxenov, fond of strangers, pilov and xenov as in 1 Timothy 3:2). In N.T. only here and Hebrews 13:2. See 2 Corinthians 3:1. They were to pursue (diwkw) hospitality as their enemies pursued (diwkontav) them.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Romans 12:13". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=ro&chapter=012&verse=013>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.