And do not forget to do good and to share with others,1 for with such sacrifices2 God is pleased.
Obey your leaders3 and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you4 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.5 We are sure that we have a clear conscience6 and desire to live honorably in every way.
I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.720
May the God of peace,8 who through the blood of the eternal covenant9 brought back from the dead10 our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,1121
equip you with everything good for doing his will,12 and may he work in us13 what is pleasing to him,14 through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.1522
Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter.1623
I want you to know that our brother Timothy17 has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.
Greet all your leaders18 and all God's people. Those from Italy19 send you their greetings.
Grace be with you all.20