1 Let your brotherly love continue. 2 Never forget to be hospitable, for by hospitality some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember prisoners, as if you were in prison yourselves; remember those who are being ill-treated, since you too are in the body. 4 Let marriage be held in honour by all, and keep the marriage-bed unstained. God will punish the vicious and adulterous. 5 Keep your life free from the love of money; be content with what you have, for He has said, Never will I fail you, never will I forsake you. 6 So that we can say confidently, The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can men do to me?
7 Remember your leaders, the men who spoke the word of God to you; look back upon the close of their career, and copy their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is always the same, yesterday, to-day, and for ever. 9 Never let yourselves be carried away with a variety of novel doctrines; for the right thing is to have one's heart strengthened by grace, not by the eating of food ??that has never been any use to those who have had recourse to it. 10 Our altar is one of which the worshippers have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of the animals whose blood is taken into the holy Place by the high priest as a sin-offering, are burned outside the camp; 12 and so Jesus also suffered outside the gate, in order to sanctify the people by his own blood. 13 Let us go to him outside the camp, then, bearing his obloquy 14 (for we have no lasting city here below, we seek the City to come). 15 And by him let us constantly offer praise to God as our sacrifice, that is, the fruit of lips that celebrate his Name. 16 Do not forget beneficence and charity, either; these are the kind of sacrifices that are acceptable to God. 17 Obey your leaders, submit to them; for they are alive to the interests of your souls, as men who will have to account for their trust. Let their work be a joy to them and not a grief ??which would be a loss to yourselves. 18 Pray for me, for I am sure I have a clean conscience; my desire is in every way to lead an honest life. 19 I urge you to this all the more, that I may get back to you the sooner.
20 May the God of peace who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, with the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 furnish you with everything for the doing of his will, creating in your lives by Jesus Christ what is acceptable in his own sight! To him be glory for ever and ever: Amen.
22 I appeal to you, brothers, to bear with this appeal of mine. It is but a short letter. 23 You must understand that [our] brother Timotheus is now free. If he comes soon, he and I will see you together. 24 Salute all your leaders and all the saints. The Italians salute you. 25 Grace be with you all. Amen.