Concluding Ethical Instructions

1 Brotherly love must continue.
References for Hebrews 13:1
      2 Do not neglect hospitality, because through this some have received angels as guests without knowing [it].
      3 Remember the prisoners, as [though you were] fellow-prisoners; [remember] the mistreated, as [though] [you] yourselves also are being [mistreated] in the body.
      References for Hebrews 13:3
        • a 13:3 - *This is an understood repetition of the verb from the previous clause
        • b 13:3 - *This is an understood repetition of the participle from the previous clause
          4 Marriage [must be] held in honor by all, and the marriage bed [be] undefiled, because God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.
          5 Your lifestyle [must be] free from the love of money, being content with what you have. For he himself has said, "I will never desert you, and I will never abandon you."
          References for Hebrews 13:5
            • c 13:5 - A quotation from Deut 31:6, 8
              6 So then, we can say with confidence, "The Lord [is] my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?"
              7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you; {considering the outcome of their way of life}, imitate their faith.
              References for Hebrews 13:7
                • d 13:7 - Literally "of whom considering the outcome of the way of life"
                  8 Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday and today and {forever}.
                  References for Hebrews 13:8
                    • e 13:8 - Literally "to the ages"
                      9 Do not be carried away by various and strange teachings, for [it is] good [for] the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods by which those who participate have not benefited.
                      10 We have an altar from which those who serve in the tabernacle do not have the right to eat.
                      11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sins are burned up outside the camp.
                      12 Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the gate, in order that he might sanctify the people by his own blood.
                      13 So we must go out to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.
                      14 For here we do not have a permanent city, but we seek the [city] that is to come.
                      15 Therefore through him let us offer up a sacrifice of praise {continually} to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.
                      References for Hebrews 13:15
                        • f 13:15 - Literally "through all"
                          16 And do not neglect doing good and generosity, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.
                          17 Obey your leaders and submit [to them], for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not [with] groaning, for this [would be] unprofitable for you.
                          18 Pray for us, for we are convinced that we have a good conscience, [and] want to conduct ourselves commendably in every [way].
                          19 And I especially urge [you] to do this, so that I may be restored to you more quickly.


                          20 Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,
                          References for Hebrews 13:20
                              21 equip you with every good [thing] to do his will, carrying out in us [what is] pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom [be] the glory {forever}. Amen.
                              References for Hebrews 13:21
                                • g 13:21 - Literally "to the ages"
                                • h 13:21 - Some manuscripts have "forever and ever" (literally, "to the ages of the ages")


                                  22 Now I urge you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for indeed I have written to you {briefly}.
                                  References for Hebrews 13:22
                                    • i 13:22 - Literally "through few words"
                                      23 Know [that] our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I will see you, if he comes quickly [enough].
                                      24 Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you.
                                      25 Grace [be] with all of you.