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Hebrews 13 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Keep loving each other like family. 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers.
2 Don't neglect to open up your homes to guests, because by doing this some have been hosts to angels without knowing it. 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
3 Remember prisoners as if you were in prison with them, and people who are mistreated as if you were in their place. 3 Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
4 Marriage must be honored in every respect, with no cheating on the relationship, because God will judge the sexually immoral person and the person who commits adultery. 4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
5 Your way of life should be free from the love of money, and you should be content with what you have. After all, he has said, I will never leave you or abandon you. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
6 This is why we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper, and I won't be afraid. What can people do to me? 6 So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
7 Remember your leaders who spoke God's word to you. Imitate their faith as you consider the way their lives turned out. 7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever! 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
9 Don't be misled by the many strange teachings out there. It's a good thing for the heart to be strengthened by grace rather than by food. Food doesn't help those who live in this context. 9 Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them.
10 We have an altar, and those who serve as priests in the meeting tent don't have the right to eat from it. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.
11 The blood of the animals is carried into the holy of holies by the high priest as an offering for sin, and their bodies are burned outside the camp. 11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp.
12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy with his own blood. 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.
13 So now, let's go to him outside the camp, bearing his shame. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.
14 We don't have a permanent city here, but rather we are looking for the city that is still to come. 14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
15 So let's continually offer up a sacrifice of praise through him, which is the fruit from our lips that confess his name. 15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--the fruit of lips that confess his name.
16 Don't forget to do good and to share what you have because God is pleased with these kinds of sacrifices. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
17 Rely on your leaders and defer to them, because they watch over your whole being as people who are going to be held responsible for you. They need to be able to do this with pleasure and not with complaints about you, because that wouldn't help you. 17 Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you 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.
18 Pray for us. We're sure that we have a good conscience, and we want to do the right thing in every way. 18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.
19 I'm particularly asking you to do this so that I can be returned to you quickly. 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.
20 May the God of peace, who brought back the great shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus, from the dead by the blood of the eternal covenant, 20 May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,
21 equip you with every good thing to do his will, by developing in us what pleases him through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory forever and always. Amen. 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
22 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to put up with this message of encouragement, since I've only written a short letter to you! 22 Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter.
23 You should know that our brother Timothy has been set free. If he comes soon, we will travel together to see you. 23 I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.
24 Greet your leaders and all of God's holy people. The group from Italy greets you. 24 Greet all your leaders and all God's people. Those from Italy send you their greetings.
25 May grace be with all of you. 25 Grace be with you all.