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Hebrews 13 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:1 - Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:2 - Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:3 - Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:4 - Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:5 - Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,
“I will never fail you.
I will never abandon you.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:6 - So we can say with confidence,
“The LORD is my helper,
so I will have no fear.
What can mere people do to me?”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:7 - Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:9 - So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:10 - We have an altar from which the priests in the Tabernacle[fn] have no right to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:11 - Under the old system, the high priest brought the blood of animals into the Holy Place as a sacrifice for sin, and the bodies of the animals were burned outside the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:12 - So also Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates to make his people holy by means of his own blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:13 - So let us go out to him, outside the camp, and bear the disgrace he bore.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:14 - For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:15 - Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:16 - And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:17 - Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:18 - Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:19 - And especially pray that I will be able to come back to you soon.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:20 - Now may the God of peace—
who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great Shepherd of the sheep,
and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood—
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:21 - may he equip you with all you need
for doing his will.
May he produce in you,[fn]
through the power of Jesus Christ,
every good thing that is pleasing to him.
All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:22 - I urge you, dear brothers and sisters,[fn] to pay attention to what I have written in this brief exhortation.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:23 - I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released from jail. If he comes here soon, I will bring him with me to see you.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:24 - Greet all your leaders and all the believers there.[fn] The believers from Italy send you their greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:25 - May God’s grace be with you all.
NLT Footnotes
Greek Continue in brotherly love.
Deut 31:6, 8.
Ps 118:6.
Or tent.
Some manuscripts read in us.
Greek brothers.
Greek all of God’s holy people.

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