Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentRomans 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.