Service Well-pleasing to God
13 1 Let love of the brethren continue . 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers , for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. 3 Remember the prisoners , as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated , since you yourselves also are in the body . 4 Marriage is to be held in honor among all , and the marriage bed is to be undefiled ; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge . 5 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 e DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER e FORSAKE YOU," 6 so that we confidently say , " THE Lord IS MY HELPER , I WILL NOT BE AFRAID . WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?" 7 Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct , imitate their faith . 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever . 9 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 were so occupied were not benefited . 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 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 . 15 Through Him then , let us continually e offer up a sacrifice of praise to God , that is, the fruit of lips that 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 . Let them do this with joy and not 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 and Final Greetings
20 Now the God of peace , who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep 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 , bear with this word of exhortation , for I have written to you briefly e . 23 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 saints . Those from Italy greet you. 25 Grace be with you all .