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1 Let brotherly love continue. 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers.
2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 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 in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. 3 Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 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 life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake 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 So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man 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, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, 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 and today and forever. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
9 Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to 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 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.
11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin 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 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.
13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.
14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that 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 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge 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 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to 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 submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage 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 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. 18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.
19 I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner. 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.
20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, 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 everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. 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 appeal to you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 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 released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. 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 all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. 24 Greet all your leaders and all God's people. Those from Italy send you their greetings.
25 Grace be with all of you. 25 Grace be with you all.