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Hebrews 13 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Continue to love each other with true Christian love. 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers.
2 Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
3 Don't forget about those in prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself. Share the sorrow of those being mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own bodies. 3 Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
4 Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people 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 Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never 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 That is why we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere 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 first taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and trust the Lord as they do. 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 So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your spiritual strength comes from God's special favor, not from ceremonial rules about food, which 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 We have an altar from which the priests in the Temple on earth have no right to eat. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.
11 Under the system of Jewish laws, the high priest brought the blood of animals into the Holy Place as a sacrifice for sin, but the bodies of the animals were 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 also Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates in order to make his people holy by shedding 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 out to him outside the camp and bear the disgrace he bore. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.
14 For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our city in heaven, which is yet to come. 14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
15 With Jesus' help, let us continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by proclaiming the glory of 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 with those in need, for such sacrifices are very 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 spiritual leaders and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they know they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this joyfully and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit. 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 our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do. 18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.
19 I especially need your prayers right now so that I can come back to you soon. 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.
20 And now, may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, all that is pleasing to him. Jesus is the great Shepherd of the sheep by an everlasting covenant, signed with his blood. To him be 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,
21 * [No text] 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, dear brothers and sisters, please listen carefully to what I have said in this brief letter. 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 is now out of jail. If he comes here soon, I will bring him with me 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 Give my greetings to all your leaders and to the other believers there. The Christians from Italy send you their greetings. 24 Greet all your leaders and all God's people. Those from Italy send you their greetings.
25 May God's grace be with you all. 25 Grace be with you all.