1 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Forget not hospitality; for by this some without knowing it have entertained angels. 3 Remember those bound as bound with them, and those injured as being yourselves also in the body. 4 Marriage is honorable in all, and married life without blame; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. 5 Let your life be without avarice, and be contented with what you have; for he said, I will never leave you, I will never forsake you; 6 so that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear; what can man do to me?
7 Remember your guides who spoke to you the word of God, and considering the end of their life follow the faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to-day, and forever. 9 Be not carried about with various and strange doctrines; for it is good that the mind should be established with grace, not with aliments, in which those walking are not profited. 10 We have an altar of which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is carried into the sanctuary by the chief priest are burnt without the encampment. 12 Wherefore also Jesus, that he might purify the people through his blood, suffered without the gate. 13 Let us therefore go out to him without the encampment, bearing his reproach; 14 for we have not here a city that continues, but we seek that which is to come. 15 Through him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise continually to God, that is, the fruit of lips confessing his name. 16 And forget not beneficence and liberality; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17 Obey your guides and be in subjection; for they watch for your souls as having to give an account, that they may do this with joy and not with grief; for this is unprofitable for you. 18 Pray for us; for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things wishing to live well. 19 And I exhort you do this the more, that I may sooner be restored to you.
20 And may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of the eternal covenant, our Lord Jesus, 21 perfect you in every good work to do his will, doing in you that which is pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever; amen.
22 And I beseech you, brothers, suffer the word of exhortation; for I have sent to you a letter in a few words. 23 Know that brother Timothy has been released, with whom, if he comes soon, I will see you. 24 Salute all your guides and all the saints. Those from Italy salute you. 25 The grace be with you all; amen.