Remember (A)those who led you, who spoke (B)the word of God to you; and considering the [a]result of their way of life, (C)imitate their faith. (D)Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever. (E)Do not be misled by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to (F)be strengthened by grace, not by (G)foods, (H)through which those who [b]were so occupied were not benefited. 10 We have an altar (I)from which those (J)who serve the [c]tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 For (K)the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the Holy Place by the high priest as an offering for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 Therefore Jesus also suffered (L)outside the gate, (M)that He might sanctify the people (N)through His own blood. 13 So then, let us go out to Him outside the camp, (O)bearing His reproach. 14 For here (P)we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking (Q)the city which is to come.

God-pleasing Sacrifices

15 (R)Through Him then, let’s continually offer up a (S)sacrifice of praise to God, that is, (T)the fruit of lips praising His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and (U)sharing, for (V)with such sacrifices God is pleased.

17 (W)Obey your leaders and submit to them—for (X)they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account—so that they may do this with joy, not [d]groaning; for this would be unhelpful for you.

18 (Y)Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a (Z)good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things. 19 And I urge you all the more to do this, (AA)so that I may be restored to you more quickly.

Benediction

20 Now may (AB)the God of peace, who (AC)brought up from the dead the (AD)great Shepherd of the sheep [e]through (AE)the blood of the (AF)eternal covenant, that is, Jesus our Lord, 21 (AG)equip you in every good thing to do His will, (AH)working in us that (AI)which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, (AJ)to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 13:7 Or end of their life
  2. Hebrews 13:9 Lit walked
  3. Hebrews 13:10 Or sacred tent
  4. Hebrews 13:17 Or sighing
  5. Hebrews 13:20 Lit in