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Hebrews 13

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1Continue to love your fellow believers.
2Do not forget to be hospitable to needy travelers LIT. You need to know that by being hospitable, some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
3Remember to help those who are in prison because they are Christians, as though you were in prison with them. Remember those who are being mistreated {whom people are mistreating} because they are believers. As you do that, consider that you you could suffer as they do.
4You must ◄respect/keep sacred► the marriage relationship in every way, and you must keep sexual relations EUP pure, because God will surely condemn those who act immorally and those who act adulterously.
5Live without constantly coveting money, and be content with the things you possess, remembering what Moses wrote that God has said about supplying what you need, I will never leave you, I will never stop providing for you DOU.
6So we can say confidently as the Psalmist said, Since the Lord is the one who helps me, I will not be afraid! People can do nothing to me that will deprive me of God's blessings RHQ.
7Your spiritual leaders used to tell you the message from God before they died. Remember how they conducted their lives. By considering ◄how they died/what resulted from how they lived►, imitate how they believed in Christ/God.
8Jesus Christ is the same now as he was previously, and he will be the same forever.
9So, do not let yourselves be diverted {let anything divert you} so that you believe various teachings that are contrary to God's truth. It is good that God acts kindly toward us so that we may be strengthened spiritually. Obeying rules about various foods, rules that have not benefited those who obeyed them, will not benefit us.
10We have Jesus MTY. All those who continue to observe the Jewish rituals MTY of sacrifice have no right to obtain the benefits of his sacrifice MET.
11After the high priest brings into the most holy place the blood of animals that they have sacrificed to atone for sins, the bodies of those animals are burned {they burn the bodies of those animals} outside the camp.
12Similarly, Jesus suffered and died outside the gate of Jerusalem in order that he might make us, his people, holy by offering his own blood as a sacrifice to atone for our sins.
13So, we must abandon performing Jewish sacrifices and rituals MET in order to be saved, and let us go to Jesus to be saved. As we do that, we must be willing to let others reproach us just like people reproached Jesus.
14Here on earth, we believers do not have a city such as Jerusalem where we must continually offer sacrifices MET. Instead, we are waiting for a future heavenly city that will last forever.
15With the help of Jesus, we must continually praise God. That will be something we can sacrifice to him MET instead of our sacrificing animals only at specific times. Specifically, we must say openly MTY that we have trusted in Christ MTY.
16Be continually LIT doing good deeds for others, and be continually sharing with others the things you have, because doing things like that will also be as though you are offering sacrifices that will please God.
17Obey your spiritual leaders; do what they tell you, since they are the ones who are looking out for your spiritual welfare SYN. Some day they will have to stand before God so that he can say if he approves of what they have done. Obey them in order that they can do the work of guarding you joyfully, and not have to do it sadly, because if you cause them to do it sadly, that will certainly not help you at all (OR, they will not be able to help you at all).
18Pray for me. I am certain that I have not done anything that displeases God. I have tried to act honorably toward you in every way.

19I urge you earnestly to pray that God will quickly remove the things that hinder my coming to you.
20Jesus provides for us, protects us, and guides us as a great shepherd does for his sheep MET. And God, who gives us inner peace, brought our Lord Jesus back to life. By doing that, God ratified his eternal covenant with us by the blood that flowed from Jesus when he died on the cross.
21So I pray that God will equip you with everything good that you need in order that you may do the things that he desires. May he accomplish in our lives whatever he considers pleasing as a result of Jesus Christ equipping us. May Jesus Christ be praised forever. ◄Amen!/May it be so!►
22My fellow believers, I appeal to you that you patiently consider what I have written in this short letter, to exhort you.
23I want you to know that our fellow believer Timothy has been released { the authorities have released our fellow believer Timothy} from prison. If he comes here soon, he will accompany me when I go to see you.
24Tell all your spiritual leaders and all the other fellow believers in your city that ◄I am thinking fondly about them/I am sending them my greetings►. The believers in this area who have come from Italy want you to know they are ◄thinking about you/sending you their greetings►.
25I pray that you will continue to experience God's acting kindly toward you all.