1 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality; for by it some have even entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as if you were fellow prisoners; remember too, those who are being ill-treated, since you too, are in the body. 4 Let marriage be held in honor by all, and the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers will God judge. 5 Let your life be untainted by love of money; be content with such things as you have; for God himself has said, I will never leave thee; I will never forsake thee. 6 So that we can say with confidence, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
7 Remember your leaders, the men who spoke the message of God to you; consider the issue of their lives, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. 9 Do not allow yourselves to be swept away by various and strange teachings. For it is a beautiful thing to be established in heart by grace, and not by regulations regarding food, from which those that occupied themselves with them have derived no benefit. 10 We Christians have an altar from which those have no right to eat who minister in the Tabernacle. 11 For the bodies of the animals whose blood is carried by the High Priest into the Holy Place are burned outside the camp, 12 and so Jesus suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people by his own blood. 13 Let us then go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. 14 For we have not here an abiding city, but we are earnestly seeking the city that is to be. 15 In his name, then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of lips that confess his name. 16 And forget not to be kind and liberal; for with that sort of sacrifice God is well pleased. 17 Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who must give account; that they may do thus with joy and not with lamentation, for this would be unprofitable to you. 18 Keep on praying for me. I am persuaded that I have a clear conscience, and I desire in every way to live nobly. 19 I the more earnestly ask for your prayers, that I may be the more speedily restored to you.
20 Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of an eternal covenant, 21 equip you in every good deed for the doing of his will, doing in you what is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory unto the ages of the ages! Amen!
22 But I entreat you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 23 You know that our brother Timothy has been set free. If he comes soon, I will see him with you. 24 Salute all your leaders and the saints. The brothers from Italy send you greeting. 25 Grace be with you all, Amen.