14 For here we do not have an enduring city,(A) but we are looking for the city that is to come.(B)

15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice(C) of praise—the fruit of lips(D) that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others,(E) for with such sacrifices(F) God is pleased.

17 Have confidence in your leaders(G) and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you(H) as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

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