Let us, then, go to him1 outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.214
For here we do not have an enduring city,3 but we are looking for the city that is to come.415
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice5 of praise--the fruit of lips6 that confess his name.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others,7 for with such sacrifices8 God is pleased.
Obey your leaders9 and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you10 as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Pray for us.11 We are sure that we have a clear conscience12 and desire to live honorably in every way.
I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.1320
May the God of peace,14 who through the blood of the eternal covenant15 brought back from the dead16 our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,1721
equip you with everything good for doing his will,18 and may he work in us19 what is pleasing to him,20 through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.2122
Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter.2223
I want you to know that our brother Timothy23 has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.