1Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters.*13:1 Greek Continue in brotherly love.
4Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.
5Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,
“I will never fail you.
I will never abandon you.”*13:5 Deut 31:6, 8.
6So we can say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper,
so I will have no fear.
What can mere people do to me?”*13:6 Ps 118:6.
7Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.
8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
10We have an altar from which the priests in the Tabernacle*13:10 Or tent. have no right to eat.
15Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.
17Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.
18Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do.
20Now may the God of peace—
who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great Shepherd of the sheep,
and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood—
21may he equip you with all you need
for doing his will.
May he produce in you,*13:21 Some manuscripts read in us.
through the power of Jesus Christ,
every good thing that is pleasing to him.
All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.
22I urge you, dear brothers and sisters,*13:22 Greek brothers. to pay attention to what I have written in this brief exhortation.
23I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released from jail. If he comes here soon, I will bring him with me to see you.
24Greet all your leaders and all the believers there.*13:24 Greek all of God’s holy people. The believers from Italy send you their greetings.
25May God’s grace be with you all.