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Hebrews 13New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Changeless Christ

13 Let love of the brethren continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body. Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say,

The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.
What will man do to me?”

Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the [a]result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who [b]were so occupied were not benefited. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the [c]tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 For 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, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13 So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. 14 For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.

God-pleasing Sacrifices

15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that [d]give thanks to His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. [e]Let them do this with joy and not [f]with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

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

Benediction

20 Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep [g]through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, 21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

22 But I urge you, brethren, [h]bear with [i]this word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 23 [j]Take notice that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom, if he comes soon, I will see you. 24 Greet all of your leaders and all the [k]saints. Those from Italy greet you.

25 Grace be with you all.

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 13:15 Lit confess
  5. Hebrews 13:17 Lit in order that they may do this
  6. Hebrews 13:17 Lit groaning
  7. Hebrews 13:20 Lit in
  8. Hebrews 13:22 Or listen to
  9. Hebrews 13:22 Lit the
  10. Hebrews 13:23 Lit Know
  11. Hebrews 13:24 Or holy ones
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Hebrews 13Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

13 Let brotherly love remain;

of the hospitality be not forgetful, for through this unawares certain did entertain messengers;

be mindful of those in bonds, as having been bound with them, of those maltreated, as also yourselves being in the body;

honourable [is] the marriage in all, and the bed undefiled, and whoremongers and adulterers God shall judge.

Without covetousness the behaviour, being content with the things present, for He hath said, `No, I will not leave, no, nor forsake thee,'

so that we do boldly say, `The Lord [is] to me a helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.'

Be mindful of those leading you, who did speak to you the word of God, whose faith -- considering the issue of the behaviour -- be imitating,

Jesus Christ yesterday and to-day the same, and to the ages;

with teachings manifold and strange be not carried about, for [it is] good that by grace the heart be confirmed, not with meats, in which they who were occupied were not profited;

10 we have an altar, of which to eat they have no authority who the tabernacle are serving,

11 for of those beasts whose blood is brought for sin into the holy places through the chief priest -- of these the bodies are burned without the camp.

12 Wherefore, also Jesus -- that he might sanctify through [his] own blood the people -- without the gate did suffer;

13 now, then, may we go forth unto him without the camp, his reproach bearing;

14 for we have not here an abiding city, but the coming one we seek;

15 through him, then, we may offer up a sacrifice of praise always to God, that is, the fruit of lips, giving thanks to His name;

16 and of doing good, and of fellowship, be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well-pleased.

17 Be obedient to those leading you, and be subject, for these do watch for your souls, as about to give account, that with joy they may do this, and not sighing, for this [is] unprofitable to you.

18 Pray for us, for we trust that we have a good conscience, in all things willing to behave well,

19 and more abundantly do I call upon [you] to do this, that more quickly I may be restored to you.

20 And the God of the peace, who did bring up out of the dead the great shepherd of the sheep -- in the blood of an age-during covenant -- our Lord Jesus,

21 make you perfect in every good work to do His will, doing in you that which is well-pleasing before Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom [is] the glory -- to the ages of the ages! Amen.

22 And I entreat you, brethren, suffer the word of the exhortation, for also through few words I have written to you.

23 Know ye that the brother Timotheus is released, with whom, if he may come more shortly, I will see you.

24 Salute all those leading you, and all the saints; salute you doth those from Italy:

25 the grace [is] with you all! Amen.

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