Hebrews 13 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Keep on loving one another as Christians. 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers.
2 Remember to welcome strangers in your homes. There were some who did that and welcomed 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 those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering, as though you were suffering as they are. 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 is to be honored by all, and husbands and wives must be faithful to each other. God will judge those who are immoral and those who commit 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 Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never leave you; I will never 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 Let us be bold, then, and say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone 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 former leaders, who spoke God's message to you. Think back on how they lived and died, and imitate their faith. 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 Do not let all kinds of strange teachings lead you from the right way. It is good to receive inner strength from God's grace, and not by obeying rules about foods; those who obey these rules have not been helped by them. 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 The priests who serve in the Jewish place of worship have no right to eat any of the sacrifice on our altar. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.
11 The Jewish high priest brings the blood of the animals into the Most Holy Place to offer it as a sacrifice for sins; but the bodies of the animals 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 For this reason Jesus also died outside the city, in order to purify the people from sin with his own blood. 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.
13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp and share his shame. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.
14 For there is no permanent city for us here on earth; we are looking for the city which is to come. 14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
15 Let us, then, always offer praise to God as our sacrifice through Jesus, which is the offering presented by lips that confess him as Lord. 15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--the fruit of lips that confess his name.
16 Do not forget to do good and to help one another, because these are the sacrifices that please God. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
17 Obey your leaders and follow their orders. They watch over your souls without resting, since they must give to God an account of their service. If you obey them, they will do their work gladly; if not, they will do it with sadness, and that would be of no help to 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 Keep on praying for us. We are sure we have a clear conscience, because we want to do the right thing at all times. 18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.
19 And I beg you even more earnestly to pray that God will send me back to you soon. 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.
20 God has raised from death our Lord Jesus, who is the Great Shepherd of the sheep as the result of his blood, by which the eternal covenant is sealed. May the God of peace provide you with every good thing you need in order to do his will, and may he, through Jesus Christ, do in us what pleases him. And to Christ be the glory forever and ever! Amen. 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,
22 I beg you, my friends, to listen patiently to this message of encouragement; for this letter I have written you is not very long. 22 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.
23 I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been let out of prison. If he comes soon enough, I will have him with me when I see you. 23 Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter.
24 Give our greetings to all your leaders and to all God's people. The believers from Italy send you their greetings. 24 I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.
25 May God's grace be with you all. 25 Greet all your leaders and all God's people. Those from Italy send you their greetings.
25 25 Grace be with you all.