Marriage is honorable—Christ is the same everlastingly—Paul explains how the Saints are to offer acceptable sacrifices.
1 Let abrotherly blove continue.
2 Be not forgetful to aentertain bstrangers: for thereby some have entertained cangels dunawares.
3 Remember them that are in abonds, as bound with them; and them which bsuffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
4 aMarriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but bwhoremongers and cadulterers God will djudge.
5 Let your conversation be without acovetousness; and be bcontent with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor cforsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
8 Jesus Christ the asame yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
9 Be not acarried about with divers and strange bdoctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might asanctify the people with his own bblood, csuffered dwithout the gate.
13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his areproach.
14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
15 By him therefore let us offer the asacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the bfruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
16 But to do good and to acommunicate forget not: for with such bsacrifices God is well pleased.
17 aObey them that have the rule over you, and bsubmit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good aconscience, in all things willing to live bhonestly.
19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great ashepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the beverlasting ccovenant,
21 Make you perfect in every good awork to do his bwill, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
25 Grace be with you all. Amen.
¶ Written to the Hebrews from Italy by Timothy.