Hebrews 13 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers.
2 Remember to welcome strangers, because some who have done this have 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 if you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering as if you were suffering with them. 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 should be honored by everyone, and husband and wife should keep their marriage pure. God will judge as guilty those who take part in sexual sins. 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. God has said, "I will never leave you; I will never forget 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 be sure when we say, "I will not be afraid, because the Lord is my helper. People can't do anything 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 taught God's message to you. Remember how they lived and died, and copy 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 into the wrong way. Your hearts should be strengthened by God's grace, not by obeying rules about foods, which do not help those who obey 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 a sacrifice, but the priests who serve in the Holy Tent cannot eat from it. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.
11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place where he offers this blood 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 So Jesus also suffered outside the city to make his 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 let us go to Jesus outside the camp, holding on as he did when we are abused. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.
14 Here on earth we do not have a city that lasts forever, 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 So through Jesus let us always offer to God our sacrifice of praise, coming from lips that speak 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 forget to do good to others, and share with them, because such sacrifices 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 act under their authority. They are watching over you, because they are responsible for your souls. Obey them so that they will do this work with joy, not sadness. It will not help you to make their work hard. 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 we have a clear conscience, because we always want to do the right thing. 18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.
19 I especially beg you to pray so 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 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 I pray that the God of peace will give you every good thing you need so you can do what he wants. God raised from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, because of the blood of his death. His blood began the eternal agreement that God made with his people. I pray that God will do in us what pleases him, through Jesus Christ, and to him 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 My brothers and sisters, I beg you to listen patiently to this message I have written to encourage you, because it is not very long. 22 Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter.
23 I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been let out of prison. If he arrives soon, we will both come 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 all your leaders and all of God's people. Those from Italy send greetings to you. 24 Greet all your leaders and all God's people. Those from Italy send you their greetings.
25 Grace be with you all. 25 Grace be with you all.