Hebrews 13:3
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New International Version
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

New Living Translation
Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.

English Standard Version
Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.

New American Standard Bible
Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.

King James Bible
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily.

International Standard Version
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them, as well as those who are mistreated, since they also are only mortal.

NET Bible
Remember those in prison as though you were in prison with them, and those ill-treated as though you too felt their torment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Remember those who are imprisoned, as if you are imprisoned with them. Call those to mind who are afflicted, as if you are the people who wear their bodies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them. Remember those who are mistreated as if you were being mistreated.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Remember those that are in bonds as bound with them and those who suffer adversity as being yourselves also in the body.

King James 2000 Bible
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them who suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

American King James Version
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

American Standard Version
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are illtreated, as being yourselves also in the body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember them that are in bands, as if you were bound with them; and them that labour, as being yourselves also in the body.

Darby Bible Translation
Remember prisoners, as bound with [them]; those that are evil-treated, as being yourselves also in [the] body.

English Revised Version
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are evil entreated, as being yourselves also in the body.

Webster's Bible Translation
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them who suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

Weymouth New Testament
Remember prisoners, as if you were in prison with them; and remember those suffering ill-treatment, for you yourselves also are still in the body.

World English Bible
Remember those who are in bonds, as bound with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you are also in the body.

Young's Literal Translation
be mindful of those in bonds, as having been bound with them, of those maltreated, as also yourselves being in the body;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:1-6 The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. The sin opposed to this grace and duty is covetousness, an over-eager desire for the wealth of this world, with envy of those who have more than ourselves. Having treasures in heaven, we may be content with mean things here. Those who cannot be so, would not be content though God raised their condition. Adam was in paradise, yet not contented; some angels in heaven were not contented; but the apostle Paul, though abased and empty, had learned in every state, in any state, to be content. Christians have reason to be contented with their present lot. This promise contains the sum and substance of all the promises; I will never, no, never leave thee, no, never forsake thee. In the original there are no less than five negatives put together, to confirm the promise: the true believer shall have the gracious presence of God with him, in life, at death, and for ever. Men can do nothing against God, and God can make all that men do against his people, to turn to their good.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. The Hebrew readers have been also specially commended for their past sympathy with their imprisoned and despoiled brethren (Hebrews 10:33, etc.), having been themselves also at the same time persecuted. Whether or not sufferers themselves now, they must not be forgetful of those that are "As bound with them" seems best taken as expressing the sympathy of one member with another (cf. Hebrews 10:33, 34 and 1 Corinthians 12:26, "If one member suffer," etc.). "As being yourselves," etc., reminds them that they are still in the flesh, and so not only on this account bound to sympathize, but also liable themselves at any time to the like afflictions. Exhortations to personal purity and to contentedness follow next. Of the need, and prominence in the Epistles, of warnings against impurity see what was said on ἁγιασμόν (Hebrews 12:14). St. Paul is given to couple covetousness 'rod uncleanness together in his warnings, as cognate sins, and alike incompatible with the kingdom of God (cf. 1 Corinthians 5:10, 11; 1 Corinthians 6:9, etc.; Ephesians 5:3, 5; Colossians 3:5). Greediness, or inordinate desire (πλεονεξία), may be for sensual indulgence or for wealth - the same word is used in both senses; and such πλεονεξία, whatever its object, is fatal to the spiritual life. So here, after a warning against impurity, comes a like one against covetousness.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Remember them that are in bonds,.... Not for criminal actions, or for debt, though such should be remembered, and pity showed them, especially the latter; but such as are in bonds for the sake of Christ, and the Gospel. This has been often the lot of God's people, who should be remembered, by praying for them, sending comfortable letters to them, personally visiting them, and relieving them under their distresses:

as bound with them; as if it were so, as if in the same condition, and circumstances; by sympathizing with them; by considering themselves liable to the same bonds; by dealing with them as it would be desirable to be dealt with in the same case: and

them which suffer adversity; outward afflictions of body, distress for want of temporal mercies, food and raiment, and persecution by enemies; or spiritual adversity, as the prevailings of corruptions, and particularly unbelief, the hidings of God's face, and the temptations of Satan.

As being yourselves also in the body; as if in their bodies, enduring the same things; or as being afflicted in the body with diseases, necessities, and persecutions; or as being in the body, the church, of which these afflicted ones are a part, and therefore should have a fellow feeling with them; or rather as being in this world, in the flesh, or in a body and state subject to the like adversities, temporal and spiritual.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. Remember—in prayers and acts of kindness.

bound with them—by virtue of the unity of the members in the body under one Head, Christ (1Co 12:26).

suffer adversity—Greek, "are in evil state."

being yourselves also in the body—and so liable to the adversities incident to the natural body, which ought to dispose you the more to sympathize with them, not knowing how soon your own turn of suffering may come. "One experiences adversity almost his whole life, as Jacob; another in youth, as Joseph; another in manhood, as Job; another in old age" [Bengel].

Hebrews 13:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Love for Brothers
2Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. 3Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body. 4Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
Cross References
Matthew 25:36
I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

Colossians 4:18
I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

Hebrews 10:34
You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.

Hebrews 11:37
They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--
Treasury of Scripture

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

them that.

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling …

Genesis 40:14,15,23 But think on me when it shall be well with you, and show kindness, …

Jeremiah 38:7-13 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in …

Matthew 25:36,43 Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was …

Acts 16:29-34 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and …

Acts 24:23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty…

Acts 27:3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul…

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk …

Philippians 4:14-19 Notwithstanding you have well done, that you did communicate with …

Colossians 4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace …

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed …

which suffer.

Nehemiah 1:3,4 And they said to me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there …

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or …

Galatians 6:1,2 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, …

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

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