Do not be 1led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, 2not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.
We have an altar 3from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat.
For 4the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned 5outside the camp.
So Jesus also 6suffered 7outside the gate in order to sanctify the people 8through his own blood.
Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear 9the reproach he endured.
For 10here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
1511Through him then let us continually offer up 12a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, 13the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
Do not neglect to do good and 14to share what you have, for such 15sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Obey 16your leaders and submit to them, 17for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to 18give an account. 19Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
1820Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.
I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order 21that I may be restored to you the sooner.