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Hebrews 13

MSG 1 Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. NIV 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers. MSG 2 Be ready with a meal or a bed when it's needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! NIV 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. MSG 3 Regard prisoners as if you were in prison with them. Look on victims of abuse as if what happened to them had happened to you. NIV 3 Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. MSG 4 Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex. NIV 4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. MSG 5 Don't be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, "I'll never let you down, never walk off and leave you," NIV 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." MSG 6 we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I'm fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me? NIV 6 So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" MSG 7 Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all. NIV 7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. MSG 8 For Jesus doesn't change - yesterday, today, tomorrow, he's always totally himself. NIV 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. MSG 9 Don't be lured away from him by the latest speculations about him. The grace of Christ is the only good ground for life. Products named after Christ don't seem to do much for those who buy them. NIV 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. MSG 10 The altar from which God gives us the gift of himself is not for exploitation by insiders who grab and loot. NIV 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat. MSG 11 In the old system, the animals are killed and the bodies disposed of outside the camp. The blood is then brought inside to the altar as a sacrifice for sin. NIV 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. MSG 12 It's the same with Jesus. He was crucified outside the city gates - that is where he poured out the sacrificial blood that was brought to God's altar to cleanse his people. NIV 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. MSG 13 So let's go outside, where Jesus is, where the action is - not trying to be privileged insiders, but taking our share in the abuse of Jesus. NIV 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. MSG 14 This "insider world" is not our home. We have our eyes peeled for the City about to come. NIV 14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. MSG 15 Let's take our place outside with Jesus, no longer pouring out the sacrificial blood of animals but pouring out sacrificial praises from our lips to God in Jesus' name. NIV 15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--the fruit of lips that confess his name. MSG 16 Make sure you don't take things for granted and go slack in working for the common good; share what you have with others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship - a different kind of "sacrifice" - that take place in kitchen and workplace and on the streets. NIV 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. MSG 17 Be responsive to your pastoral leaders. Listen to their counsel. They are alert to the condition of your lives and work under the strict supervision of God. Contribute to the joy of their leadership, not its drudgery. Why would you want to make things harder for them? NIV 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. MSG 18 Pray for us. We have no doubts about what we're doing or why, but it's hard going and we need your prayers. All we care about is living well before God. NIV 18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. MSG 19 Pray that we may be together soon. NIV 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon. MSG 20 May God, who puts all things together, makes all things whole, Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus, the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant, Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd, up and alive from the dead, NIV 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, MSG 21 Now put you together, provide you with everything you need to please him, Make us into what gives him most pleasure, by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah. All glory to Jesus forever and always! Oh, yes, yes, yes. NIV 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. MSG 22 Friends, please take what I've written most seriously. I've kept this as brief as possible; I haven't piled on a lot of extras. NIV 22 Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter. MSG 23 You'll be glad to know that Timothy has been let out of prison. If he leaves soon, I'll come with him and get to see you myself. NIV 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. MSG 24 Say hello to your pastoral leaders and all the congregations. Everyone here in Italy wants to be remembered to you. NIV 24 Greet all your leaders and all God's people. Those from Italy send you their greetings. MSG 25 Grace be with you, every one. NIV 25 Grace be with you all.