Darby Bible Translation
Love for Brothers
1Let brotherly love abide. 2Be not forgetful of hospitality; for by it some have unawares entertained angels. 3Remember prisoners, as bound with them; those that are evil-treated, as being yourselves also in the body. 4Let marriage be held every way in honour, and the bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers will God judge.
Christ's Love is Unchanging
5Let your conversation be without love of money, satisfied with your present circumstances; for he has said, I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee.
6So that, taking courage, we may say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid: what will man do unto me?
7Remember your leaders who have spoken to you the word of God; and considering the issue of their conversation, imitate their faith. 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to-day, and to the ages to come. 9Be not carried away with various and strange doctrines; for it is good that the heart be confirmed with grace, not meats; those who have walked in which have not been profited by them. 10We have an altar of which they have no right to eat who serve the tabernacle; 11for of those beasts whose blood is carried as sacrifices for sin into the holy of holies by the high priest, of these the bodies are burned outside the camp. 12Wherefore also Jesus, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate: 13therefore let us go forth to him without the camp, bearing his reproach: 14for we have not here an abiding city, but we seek the coming one.
Sacrifices and Prayer
15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise continually to God, that is, the fruit of the lips confessing his name. 16But of doing good and communicating of your substance be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17Obey your leaders, and be submissive; for they watch over your souls as those that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not groaning, for this would be unprofitable for you.
18Pray for us: for we persuade ourselves that we have a good conscience, in all things desirous to walk rightly. 19But I much more beseech you to do this, that I may the more quickly be restored to you.
Benediction and Final Greetings
20But the God of peace, who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, in the power of the blood of the eternal covenant, 21perfect you in every good work to the doing of his will, doing in you what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for the ages of ages. Amen.
22But I beseech you, brethren, bear the word of exhortation, for it is but in few words that I have written to you. 23Know that our brother Timotheus is set at liberty; with whom, if he should come soon, I will see you. 24Salute all your leaders, and all the saints. They from Italy salute you.
25Grace be with you all. Amen.