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13 Let YOUR brotherly love continue.+ 2 Do not forget hospitality,*+ for through it some, unknown to themselves, entertained* angels.+ 3 Keep in mind those in prison bonds+ as though YOU have been bound with them,+ and those being ill-treated,+ since YOU yourselves also are still in a body. 4 Let marriage be honorable among all, and the marriage bed be without defilement,+ for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.*+ 5 Let [YOUR] manner of life be free of the love of money,+ while YOU are content+ with the present things.+ For he has said: “I will by no means leave you nor by any means forsake you.”+ 6 So that we may be of good courage+ and say: “Jehovah* is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can* man do to me?”+ 7 Remember those who are taking the lead among YOU,*+ who have spoken the word of God to YOU, and as YOU contemplate how [their] conduct turns out imitate+ [their] faith.+ 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.+ 9 Do not be carried away with various and strange teachings;+ for it is fine for the heart to be given firmness* by undeserved kindness,+ not by eatables,+ by which those who occupy themselves with them have not been benefited. 10 We have an altar from which those who do sacred service* at the tent* have no authority* to eat.+ 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is taken into the holy place* by the high priest for sin are burned up outside the camp.+ 12 Hence Jesus also, that he might sanctify+ the people with his own blood,+ suffered outside the gate.+ 13 Let us, then, go forth to him outside the camp, bearing the reproach he bore,*+ 14 for we do not have here a city that continues,+ but we are earnestly seeking the one to come.+ 15 Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise,+ that is, the fruit of lips+ which make public declaration* to his name.+ 16 Moreover, do not forget the doing of good+ and the sharing of things with others, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.+ 17 Be obedient to those who are taking the lead among YOU*+ and be submissive,*+ for they are keeping watch over YOUR souls as those who will render an account;+ that they may do this with joy and not with sighing, for this would be damaging to YOU.+ 18 Carry on prayer+ for us, for we trust we have an honest conscience, as we wish to conduct ourselves honestly in all things.+ 19 But I exhort YOU more especially to do this, that I may be restored to YOU the sooner.+ 20 Now may the God of peace,+ who brought up from the dead+ the great shepherd+ of the sheep+ with the blood of an everlasting covenant,+ our Lord Jesus, 21 equip YOU with every good thing to do his will, performing in us through Jesus Christ that which is well-pleasing in his sight;+ to whom be the glory forever and ever.+ Amen. 22 Now I exhort YOU, brothers, to bear with this word of encouragement, for I have, indeed, composed a letter to YOU in few words.+ 23 Take note that our brother Timothy+ has been released, with whom, if he comes quite soon,* I shall see YOU. 24 Give my greetings to all those who are taking the lead+ among YOU* and to all the holy ones. Those in* Italy+ send YOU their greetings. 25 The undeserved kindness+ be with all of YOU.*
^ Or, “kindness to strangers.”
^ Lit., “having treated as strangers.”
^ “Adulterers.” Lat., a·dul′te·ros.
^ See App 1D.
^ Lit., “will.”
^ Lit., “to be stabilized.”
^ Or, “tabernacle.”
^ “Authority.” D* omits.
^ Or, “places.”
^ Or, “reproach for him; his reproach.”
^ Lit., “confessing.”
^ Lit., “be you yielding under.”
^ Or, “comes more quickly [than I expected].”
^ Or, “of.”
^ ACDItVgSyh,p add “Amen”; P46אArm omit.