1 You should continue to love one another as brothers.
2 Show hospitality to strangers, for some have entertained angels without knowing it.
3 Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering, as though you were suffering as they are.
4 Let marriage be honorable among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled: for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.
5 You should be free from the love of money. Be content with what you have, for he has said: »I will not leave you. I will not forsake you.«
6 So that with good confidence courage we say: »Jehovah is my helper; I will not fear: What shall man do to me?« (Psalm 56:11)
7 Remember those who are taking the lead among you, men that spoke the Word of God to you. Consider their behavior and imitate their faith.
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
9 Do not be carried away by varied different and strange teachings. It is good that the heart is established by grace and not by food. Those who are occupied by them are 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 Jesus suffered outside the gate that he might sanctify the people through his own blood.
13 Let us therefore go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.
14 We do not have a city that continues. We seek after the city that is to come.
15 Let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God through him Jesus, that is, the fruit of lips that make confession give thanks and offer praise to his name.
16 Do not forget neglect to do good and to communicate fellowshipshare, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17 Obey those who lead you. Submit to them: for they watch in behalf of your lives and must account for this. Obey them that their work may be a joy and not a burden; that would be without gain for you.
18 Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience. And we wish to live honorably in all things.
19 I exhort you the more exceedingly to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
20 Now the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, even our Lord Jesus,
21 make you perfect mature in every good thing. May you do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
22 I urge you, brothers, bear with the word of exhortation. I have written to you in few words.
23 Do you know that brother Timothy has been released? If he comes shortly, I will see you.
24 Greet all those who rule over you, and all the holy ones. They in Italy greet you.
25 Grace be with you all. Amen.