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Concluding Exhortations

13 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.k Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,l for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.m Continue to remember those in prisonn as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

Marriage should be honored by all,o and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.p Keep your lives free from the love of moneyq and be content with what you have,r because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;

never will I forsake you.”a s

So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me?”b t

Remember your leaders,u who spoke the word of Godv to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitatew their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.x

Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.y It is good for our hearts to be strengthenedz by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods,a which is of no benefit to those who do so.b 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernaclec have no right to eat.d

11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering,e but the bodies are burned outside the camp.f 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gateg to make the people holyh through his own blood.i 13 Let us, then, go to himj outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.k 14 For here we do not have an enduring city,l but we are looking for the city that is to come.m

15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrificen of praise—the fruit of lipso that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others,p for with such sacrificesq God is pleased.

17 Have confidence in your leadersr and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over yous 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.

18 Pray for us.t We are sure that we have a clear conscienceu and desire to live honorably in every way. 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.v

Benediction and Final Greetings

20 Now may the God of peace,w who through the blood of the eternal covenantx brought back from the deady our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,z 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will,a and may he work in usb what is pleasing to him,c through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.d

22 Brothers and sisters, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for in fact I have written to you quite briefly.e

23 I want you to know that our brother Timothyf has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.

24 Greet all your leadersg and all the Lord’s people. Those from Italyh send you their greetings.

25 Grace be with you all.i


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