Hebrews 13:18
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.

New Living Translation
Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do.

English Standard Version
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.

Berean Study Bible
Pray for us; we are convinced that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.

Berean Literal Bible
Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves well in all things.

New American Standard Bible
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.

King James Bible
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pray for us; for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything.

International Standard Version
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.

NET Bible
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to conduct ourselves rightly in every respect.

New Heart English Bible
Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Pray for us, for we trust that we have a good conscience, for we desire in all things to conduct ourselves well.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pray for us. We are sure that our consciences are clear because we want to live honorably in every way.

New American Standard 1977
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience in all things desiring to conduct ourselves well.

King James 2000 Bible
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

American King James Version
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

American Standard Version
Pray for us: for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pray for us. For we trust we have a good conscience, being willing to behave ourselves well in all things.

Darby Bible Translation
Pray for us: for we persuade ourselves that we have a good conscience, in all things desirous to walk rightly.

English Revised Version
Pray for us: for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honestly in all things.

Webster's Bible Translation
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

Weymouth New Testament
Keep on praying for us; for we are sure that we have clear consciences, and we desire to live nobly in every respect.

World English Bible
Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.

Young's Literal Translation
Pray for us, for we trust that we have a good conscience, in all things willing to behave well,
Study Bible
Sacrifice, Obedience, and Prayer
17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch over your souls as those who must give an account. To this end, allow them to lead with joy and not with grief, for that would be of no advantage to you. 18Pray for us; we are convinced that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. 19And I especially urge you to pray that I may be restored to you as soon as possible.…
Cross References
Acts 24:16
In this hope, I strive always to maintain a clear conscience before God and man.

2 Corinthians 1:12
And this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in relation to you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God--not in worldly wisdom, but in the grace of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:25
Brothers, pray for us as well.

1 Timothy 1:5
The goal of our instruction is the love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a sincere faith.

1 Peter 3:16
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you will be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ.

1 Peter 3:21
And this water symbolizes the baptism that now saves you--not the removal of dirt from the body, but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Treasury of Scripture

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

Pray.

Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and …

Ephesians 6:19,20 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my …

Colossians 4:3 With praying also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, …

1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brothers, pray for us.

2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have …

we have.

Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brothers, …

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and …

1 Peter 3:16,21 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as …

in all.

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the …

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that …

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

(18) The following verses--containing personal notices relating to the writer himself and his readers (Hebrews 13:18-19; Hebrews 13:22-23), a prayer on their behalf (Hebrews 13:20-21), a doxology (Hebrews 13:21), and brief salutations (Hebrews 13:24-25)--present many points of resemblance to the concluding sections in some of St. Paul's Epistles. The first words, "Pray for us," are found in Colossians 4:3; 1Thessalonians 5:25; 2Thessalonians 3:1. That the writer does not use the plural pronoun of himself alone appears certain from the change in Hebrews 13:19; but it is not clear whether he is associating himself with the rulers of the Church (mentioned in Hebrews 13:17), or with the companions in labour who were with him as he wrote.

We trust.--A change in the reading of the Greek requires the translation: For we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring in all things to conduct ourselves well. Some prejudice against the writer, or some mistrust of his motives, must have existed in the Church; that amongst Hebrew Christians a disciple of St. Paul should be misrepresented or misunderstood, can cause us no surprise. But whatever suspicion might be cherished by a few, the next verse is proof that he knew himself to be beloved by the many.

Verse 18. - Pray for us: for we trust (rather, we are persuaded, πειθόμεθα) that we have a good conscience, in all things willing (i.e. desiring) to live honestly. When St. Paul uses the plural ἡμεῖς he usually at least, if not always, includes his colleagues (cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:25; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Colossians 4:3). So probably the writer here, especially as there is a transition to the singular in the following verse. Whoever he was, he associates himself in sending the Epistle with his fellow-laborers, i.e. with others of what we may call the Pauline circle, who were engaged with him elsewhere. Both this and the request for prayer, and also the assertion of integrity, which seems to imply suspicion of possible mistrust, are quite in St. Paul's way, and confirm the view that, though the author may not have been St. Paul himself, it was at any rate some one who was, or had been, closely connected with him. Pray for us,.... Who are in the ministry; your guides and governors; since the work is of so much moment, and so arduous and awful, and you have such a concern in it; See Gill on 2 Thessalonians 3:1.

for we trust we have a good conscience; there is a conscience in every man, but it is naturally evil: a good conscience is a conscience sanctified by the Spirit of God, and sprinkled by the blood of Jesus; here it chiefly respects the upright discharge of it in the ministerial work: this the apostle often asserts, and appeals to, and which he here expresses with modesty, and yet with confidence; and which he uses as an argument for prayer for them:

in all things willing to live honestly; not only as men, but as ministers; faithfully dispensing the word of truth, without any regard to the favour or frowns of men, as good stewards of the mysteries of God; which contains in it another reason for prayer: the phrase, "in all things", is so placed, that it may be read in connection with either clause; and the sense is either that they exercised a good conscience in all things, in which they were concerned with God, or man, and among all persons, Jews and Gentiles; or that they were willing to live honestly in every respect, as men, Christians, and ministers. 18. Pray for us—Paul usually requests the Church's intercessions for him in closing his Epistles, just as he begins with assuring them of his having them at heart in his prayers (but in this Epistle not till Heb 13:20, 21), Ro 15:30. "Us," includes both himself and his companions; he passes to himself alone, Heb 13:19.

we trust we have a good conscience—in spite of your former jealousies, and the charges of my Jewish enemies at Jerusalem, which have been the occasion of my imprisonment at Rome. In refutation of the Jews' aspersions, he asserts in the same language as here his own conscientiousness before God and man, Ac 23:1-3; 24:16, 20, 21 (wherein he virtually implies that his reply to Ananias was not sinful impatience; for, indeed, it was a prophecy which he was inspired at the moment to utter, and which was fulfilled soon after).

we trust—Greek, "we are persuaded," in the oldest manuscripts. Good conscience produces confidence, where the Holy Spirit rules the conscience (Ro 9:1).

honestly—"in a good way." The same Greek word as "good conscience." Literally, "rightly," "becomingly."13:16-21 We must, according to our power, give to the necessities of the souls and bodies of men: God will accept these offerings with pleasure, and will accept and bless the offerers through Christ. The apostle then states what is their duty to living ministers; to obey and submit to them, so far as is agreeable to the mind and will of God, made known in his word. Christians must not think themselves too wise, too good, or too great, to learn. The people must search the Scriptures, and so far as the ministers teach according to that rule, they ought to receive their instructions as the word of God, which works in those that believe. It is the interest of hearers, that the account their ministers give of them may be with joy, and not with grief. Faithful ministers deliver their own souls, but the ruin of a fruitless and faithless people will be upon their own heads. The more earnestly the people pray for their ministers, the more benefit they may expect from their ministry. A good conscience has respect to all God's commands, and all our duty. Those who have this good conscience, yet need the prayers of others. When ministers come to a people who pray for them, they come with greater satisfaction to themselves, and success to the people. We should seek all our mercies by prayer. God is the God of peace, fully reconciled to believers; who has made a way for peace and reconciliation between himself and sinners, and who loves peace on earth, especially in his churches. He is the Author of spiritual peace in the hearts and consciences of his people. How firm a covenant is that which has its foundation in the blood of the Son of God! The perfecting of the saints in every good work, is the great thing desired by them, and for them; and that they may at length be fitted for the employment and happiness of heaven. There is no good thing wrought in us, but it is the work of God. And no good thing is wrought in us by God, but through Christ, for his sake and by his Spirit.
Jump to Previous
Act Behave Clear Conduct Conscience Consciences Desire Desiring Desirous Free Good Hearts Honestly Honorably Live Nobly Ourselves Persuade Persuaded Prayers Praying Respect Right Rightly Sense Sin Sure Trust Walk Way Willing
Jump to Next
Act Behave Clear Conduct Conscience Consciences Desire Desiring Desirous Free Good Hearts Honestly Honorably Live Nobly Ourselves Persuade Persuaded Prayers Praying Respect Right Rightly Sense Sin Sure Trust Walk Way Willing
Links
Hebrews 13:18 NIV
Hebrews 13:18 NLT
Hebrews 13:18 ESV
Hebrews 13:18 NASB
Hebrews 13:18 KJV

Hebrews 13:18 Biblia Paralela
Hebrews 13:18 Chinese Bible
Hebrews 13:18 French Bible
Hebrews 13:18 German Bible

Alphabetical: a all and are clear conduct conscience desire desiring every for good have honorably in live ourselves Pray sure that things to us way We

NT Letters: Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us for we are persuaded (Heb. He. Hb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Hebrews 13:17
Top of Page
Top of Page