|Ward Green Version, 2003||American Standard Version, 1901|
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1Love your brothers as always.
2Don't forget hospitality, for without being aware of it some have entertained angels.
3Be mindful of those who are in shackles, as though you were in shackles with them, victims of abuse, as though you yourself had been with them in the body.
4May marriage be upheld by everyone, and the marriage bed be without compromise, because people who sell sex and those who commit adultery will be ordained by God.
5Make your way modestly, be content with the present things, for he has said: ``I will by no means leave you nor by any means forsake you.'' (Deuteronomy 31:6)
6Therefore we are bold as we say: ``The Lord is my helper, I shall not be afraid. What human will ordain me?'' (Psalms 56:11 118:6)
7Remember those who were considerate of you, who told you the word of God, and as you reflect on the way their lives turned out, imitate their faith.
8Jesus is the same yesterday and today, yes, and forever.
9Do not get carried away with complicated or unusual teachings, for it is good for gifts to build up the heart rather than food, with which those indulging have not been profited.
10We have a place of sacrifice, but officers of the tent are not authorized to eat from that altar.
11Because the living creatures who atone for sin by means of their blood that the high priest takes into the holy place-- their bodies are burned completely outside the camp.
12So, Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people by means of his own blood, suffered outside the city limit.
13May we therefore go out to him outside the camp that we may bear the reproach he bore.
14For we do not have here a city which lasts but, rather, we seek meaning.
15In this way may we always lift a sacrifice of praise to God, which is fruit borne of a lip which bears witness to his authority.
16But don't forget good works and partnering with others, because these sorts of sacrifices make our God very happy.
17Pacify commanders amongst yourselves, also submit because they are watching over your hearts, in order that they may give an account accompanied by joy and not by affliction, for this would be of no benefit to you.
18Pray about us, that we may be convinced of holding a good conscience, in all honesty remaining busy in love.
19But all the more abundantly I implore that you do this that I may the more swiftly be restored to you.
20Also, the God who led up from the dead The Great Shepherd of the sheep by that blood of an everlasting covenant, the Lord of us, Jesus,
21prepare you for every good work, to do his will, making us through Christ Jesus fully agreeable in his sight, to whom the glory belongs forever. Amen.
22Now, I invite you, brothers: Hold up under this word of comfort, because I have written a short letter to you.
23Be aware that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I will come and see you if all the more speedily.
24Say hello to those of you whom you hold in high esteem, and all the saints. Hello from those in Italy.
25Thanks all around. Amen.
© 2008 Ward Green. All rights reserved.
Hebrews 13 1
Let love of the brethren continue.
Hebrews 13 2
Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 13 3
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are illtreated, as being yourselves also in the body.
Hebrews 13 4
[Let] marriage [be] had in honor among all, and [let] the bed [be] undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
Hebrews 13 5
Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee.
Hebrews 13 6
So that with good courage we say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear: What shall man do unto me?
Hebrews 13 7
Remember them that had the rule over you, men that spake unto you the word of God; and considering the issue of their life, imitate their faith.
Hebrews 13 8
Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday and to-day, [yea] and for ever.
Hebrews 13 9
Be not carried away by divers and strange teachings: for it is good that the heart be established by grace; not by meats, wherein they that occupied themselves were not profited.
Hebrews 13 10
We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat that serve the tabernacle.
Hebrews 13 11
For the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest [as an offering] for sin, are burned without the camp.
Hebrews 13 12
Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people through his own blood, suffered without the gate.
Hebrews 13 13
Let us therefore go forth unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
Hebrews 13 14
For we have not here an abiding city, but we seek after [the city] which is to come.
Hebrews 13 15
Through him then let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which make confession to his name.
Hebrews 13 16
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Hebrews 13 17
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit [to them]: for they watch in behalf of your souls, as they that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for this [were] unprofitable for you.
Hebrews 13 18
Pray for us: for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.
Hebrews 13 19
And I exhort [you] the more exceedingly to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
Hebrews 13 20
Now the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, [even] our Lord Jesus,
Hebrews 13 21
make you perfect in every good thing to do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13 22
But I exhort you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written unto you in few words.
Hebrews 13 23
Know ye that our brother Timothy hath been set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
Hebrews 13 24
Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
Hebrews 13 25
Grace be with you all. Amen.