Modern Literal Version

[Hebrews 13]

     13:1 Let brotherly-love abide. 13:2 DoĎ not forget hospitality; for* through this, some lodged messengers, being eluded. 13:3 RememberĎ those who are prisoners, as having been bound together with them; those who are mistreated, as though being mistreated yourselves also in the body. 13:4Let marriage be honored among all and let the marriage-bed be undefiled, but fornicators and adulterers God will be judging. 13:5 In the manner of life, not being a money-lover, be content with the things which are present*; for* he himself has said, I may never* be laxconcerning you, nor should I ever forsake you. 13:6 So-that we, being courageous, may say, The Lord is my helper and I will not be fearing. What will man be doing for me? {Gen 18:2, Deu 31:8, Jos 1:5, Psa 56:4, 11; 118:6}

     13:7 RememberĎ yourĎ leaders, men who spoke to youĎ the word of God, and review theoutcome of their conduct; imitateĎ the faith of such. 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever. 13:9 DoĎ not be carried away by various and strange teachings; for*it is good that the heart be confirmed in gratitude; not by foods, in which those who walked have not been profited. 13:10 We have an altar, from which those who give-divine service to the tabernacle have no authority to eat. 13:11 For* the bodies of those creatures, whose blood is brought into the holy of holies through the high-priest as an offering concerning sin, are burned outside the encampment. 13:12 Hence Jesus also suffered outside the gate, in order that he might make the people holy through his own blood. 13:13 Now-then let us go forth to him outside the encampment, carrying his reproach. 13:14 For* we do not have an abiding city here, but we are seeking after the future city.13:15 Therefore, let us always offer up a sacrifice of praising through him to God, that is, the fruit of our lips confessing praise in his name. 13:16 But doĎ not forget the practice of good*and fellowship; for God is well pleased with such sacrifices. 13:17 ObeyĎ and yieldĎ yourselves to yourĎ leaders; for* they are watching out on behalf of yourĎ souls, as those who will be giving account; in order that they may do this thing with joy and not groaning; for* this wouldbedetrimental to youĎ. {Lev 4:12, 21, Lev 16:27, Num 19:3, Mic 2:10}

     13:18 PrayĎ concerning us; for* we have confidence that we have a good conscience, wishing to conduct ourselves in a good manner in all things. 13:19 But I am encouraging youĎ even-more to do this, in order that I may be restored to youĎ shortly.

     13:20 Now the God of peace, who brought* up the great shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus, from the dead in the blood of an everlasting covenant*, 13:21 may he complete youĎ in every good work, *that* youĎ should practice his will, doing what is well pleasing in his sight in youĎ, through Jesus Christ in whom is the glory, forevermore. Amen.

     13:22 But I am encouraging youĎ, brethren, tolerateĎ the word of encouragement, for* I have informed youĎ by letter through bits of information. 13:23 Do youĎ know that our brother Timothy has been released? With whom, I will be seeing youĎ if he comes shortly.

     13:24 GreetĎ all yourĎ leaders and all the holy-ones. Those from Italy greet youĎ.

     13:25 Grace is with all of youĎ. Amen.

     {Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the 'Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR.}

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