1 Let brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for, by so doing, some have entertained angels, without knowing them.
3 Remember them who are in bonds, as fellow-prisoners; and them who suffer evil, as being yourselves also in the body.
4 Let marriage be honorable among all, and the bed unpolluted; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
5 «Let your behavior be without the love of money, being contented with the things you have; for himself has said,» 'I will never leave you, not will I at all utterly forsake you.'
6 «So that taking courage, we may say,» 'The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man can do to men.'
7 Remember your rulers, who have spoken to you the word of God: observing carefully the issue of their conduct, imitate their faith.
8 Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, and today, and for ever.
9 Be not tossed about with various and foreign doctrines; for it is good that the heart be established by grace, not by meats, by which they have not profited, who have been taken up with them.
10 We have an altar of which they have no right to eat, who serve in the tabernacle.
11 Moreover, the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought by the high priest into the most holy place, a sin-offering, are burnt without the camp:
12 wherefore Jesus, also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
13 Well, then, let us go forth to him out of the camp, nearing his reproach.
14 For we have not here an abiding city, but we earnestly seek one to come.
15 Through him, therefore, let us offer up continually, the sacrifice of praise to God; namely, the fruit of our lips, confessing to his name.
16 But to do good, and to communicate, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17 Obey your rulers, and submit yourselves; for they watch for your souls, as those who must give account: -that they may do this with joy, and not with mourning; for that would be unprofitable for you.
18 Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, willing in all things to behave well.
19 And, I the more earnestly beseech you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
20 Now may the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting institution,
21 make you fit for every good work, to do his will, producing in you what is acceptable in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom we the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
22 Now I beseech you, brethren, suffer this word of exhortation, for indeed I have sent it to you in brief.
23 Know that our brother Timothy is sent away, with whom, if he come soon, I will see you.
24 Salute all your rulers, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
25 Favor be with you all. Amen.