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Hebrews 13 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Continue to love each other. 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers.
2 Don't forget to show hospitality to believers you don't know. By doing this some believers have shown hospitality to angels without being aware of it. 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
3 Remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them. Remember those who are mistreated as if you were being mistreated. 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 honorable in every way, so husbands and wives should be faithful to each other. God will judge those who commit sexual sins, especially 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 Don't love money. Be happy with what you have because God has said, "I will never abandon you or leave 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 be afraid. What can mortals 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 have spoken God's word to you. Think about how their lives turned out, 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 Don't get carried away by all kinds of unfamiliar teachings. Gaining inner strength from God's kindness is good for us. This strength does not come from following rules about food, rules that don't help those who follow 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 Those who serve at the tent have no right to eat what is sacrificed at our altar. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.
11 The chief priest brings the blood of animals into the holy place as an offering for sin. But the bodies of those animals were burned outside the Israelite 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 That is why Jesus suffered outside the gates of Jerusalem. He suffered 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 we must go to him outside the camp and endure the insults he endured. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.
14 We don't have a permanent city here on earth, but we are looking for the city that we will have in the future. 14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
15 Through Jesus we should always bring God a sacrifice of praise, that is, words that acknowledge him. 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 things for others and to share what you have with them. These are the kinds of 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 accept their authority. They take care of you because they are responsible for you. Obey them so that they may do this work joyfully and not complain about you. (Causing them to complain would not be to your advantage.) 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 are sure that our consciences are clear because we want to live honorably 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 especially ask for your prayers so that I may come back to you soon. 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.
20 The God of peace brought the great shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus, back to life through the blood of an eternal promise. 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 May this God of peace prepare you to do every good thing he wants. May he work in us through Jesus Christ to do what is pleasing to him. Glory belongs to Jesus Christ forever. 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 listen patiently to my encouraging words. I have written you a short letter. 22 Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter.
23 You know that Timothy, our brother, has been freed. If he comes here soon, both of us will visit 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 all your leaders and all God's holy people. Those who are with us from Italy greet you. 24 Greet all your leaders and all God's people. Those from Italy send you their greetings.
25 May God's good will be with all of you! 25 Grace be with you all.