1 Peter 4:9

Using hospitality (piloxenoi). "Friendly to strangers," old word (from pilo, xeno), in N.T. only here and 1 Timothy 3:2 ; Titus 1:8 . No verb here in the Greek. Without murmuring (aneu goggusmou). Like cwri goggusmwn in Philippians 2:14 . Complaint spoils hospitality. Jesus enjoined the entertainment of strangers ( Matthew 25:35 ). Inns were rare and very poor. Hospitality made mission work possible ( 3 John 1:5 ).