Berean Literal Bible
Love for Brothers
1Let brotherly love abide. 2Do not be forgetful of hospitality, for through this, some have entertained angels unawares. 3Remember prisoners as being bound with them; those being mistreated as yourselves also being in the body.
4Let marriage be honorable in all, and the marriage bed undefiled; for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.
Christ's Unchanging Nature
5Let your manner of life be without covetousness, being satisfied with the present; for He Himself has said:
“Never will I leave you,
never will I forsake you.”a
6So we are confident to say:
“The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid;
what shall man do to me?”b
7Remember those leading you, who spoke the word of God to you, of whom, considering the outcome of their way of life, you are to imitate the faith. 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and to the ages.
9Do not be carried away by various and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, in which those being devoted were not profited. 10We have an altar from which those serving in the tabernacle have no authority to eat.
11For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought for sin into the holy places by the high priest are burned outside the camp. 12Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the gate, so that he might sanctify the people by the own blood. 13Therefore we should go forth to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. 14For here we do not have an abiding city, but we are seeking for the coming one.
Sacrifice, Obedience, and Prayer
15Through Him then, we should offer the sacrifice of praise continually, everything to God, that is, the fruit of the lips confessing His name. 16And do not be forgetful of the good, and of the sharing; for God is well pleased with such sacrifices.
17Obey you those leading and be submissive—for they watch over your souls, as about to give account—so that they may do this with joy and not groaning, for this is unprofitable for you.
18Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves well in all things. 19And more abundantly I exhort you to do this, so that I may be restored to you more quickly.
Benediction and Farewell
20Now may the God of peace, having brought out from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21equip you in everything good,c in order to do His will, working in usd that which is well pleasing before Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory to the ages of the ages. Amen.
22Now I exhort you, brothers, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have only written to you in few words.
23You know our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I will see you if he should come sooner.
24Greet all those leading you and all the saints.
Those from Italy greet you.a 5 Deuteronomy 31:6
b 6 Psalm 118:6
c 21 BYZ and TR in every good work
d 21 BYZ and TR you
e 25 BYZ and TR include Amen.