Hebrews 13

1Let brotherly love continue. 2Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for by this some have entertained angels unawares. 3Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them who suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 4Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. 5Let your manner of life be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me. 7Remember them who have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their manner of life.
have the rule: or, are the guides
8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 9Be not carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied in them. 10We have an altar, of which they have no right to eat who serve the tabernacle. 11For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. 12Therefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13Let us go forth therefore to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. 14For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
giving...: Gr. confessing to
16But to do good and to share forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
have...: or, guide

18Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. 19But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. 20Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant
covenant: or, testament
21Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
working: or, doing
22And I beseech you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation: for I have written a letter to you in few words. 23Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you. 24Greet all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy greet you. 25Grace be with you all. Amen.

Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Timothy.

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