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Hebrews 13:1–19

Concluding Moral Directions

13 Let abrotherly love continue. bDo not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing csome have unwittingly entertained angels. dRemember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.

eMarriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; fbut fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, g“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say:

h“The Lord is my helper;

I will not fear.

What can man do to me?”

Concluding Religious Directions

Remember those who 1rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is ithe same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried 2about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them.

10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might 3sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13 Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing jHis reproach. 14 For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. 15 kTherefore by Him let us continually offer lthe sacrifice of praise to God, that is, mthe fruit of our lips, 4giving thanks to His name. 16 nBut do not forget to do good and to share, for owith such sacrifices God is well pleased.

17 pObey those who 5rule over you, and be submissive, for qthey watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.

Prayer Requested

18 rPray for us; for we are confident that we have sa good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. 19 But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

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