13 Let YOUR brotherly love continue.+ 2 Do not forget hospitality,*+ for through it some, unknown to themselves, entertained* angels.+ 3 Keep in mind those in prison bonds+ as though YOU have been bound with them,+ and those being ill-treated,+ since YOU yourselves also are still in a body. 4 Let marriage be honorable among all, and the marriage bed be without defilement,+ for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.*+ 5 Let [YOUR] manner of life be free of the love of money,+ while YOU are content+ with the present things.+ For he has said: “I will by no means leave you nor by any means forsake you.”+ 6 So that we may be of good courage+ and say: “Jehovah* is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can* man do to me?”+
9 Do not be carried away with various and strange teachings;+ for it is fine for the heart to be given firmness* by undeserved kindness,+ not by eatables,+ by which those who occupy themselves with them have not been benefited.
10 We have an altar from which those who do sacred service* at the tent* have no authority* to eat.+ 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is taken into the holy place* by the high priest for sin are burned up outside the camp.+ 12 Hence Jesus also, that he might sanctify+ the people with his own blood,+ suffered outside the gate.+ 13 Let us, then, go forth to him outside the camp, bearing the reproach he bore,*+ 14 for we do not have here a city that continues,+ but we are earnestly seeking the one to come.+ 15 Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise,+ that is, the fruit of lips+ which make public declaration* to his name.+ 16 Moreover, do not forget the doing of good+ and the sharing of things with others, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.+
17 Be obedient to those who are taking the lead among YOU*+ and be submissive,*+ for they are keeping watch over YOUR souls as those who will render an account;+ that they may do this with joy and not with sighing, for this would be damaging to YOU.+
18 Carry on prayer+ for us, for we trust we have an honest conscience, as we wish to conduct ourselves honestly in all things.+ 19 But I exhort YOU more especially to do this, that I may be restored to YOU the sooner.+
20 Now may the God of peace,+ who brought up from the dead+ the great shepherd+ of the sheep+ with the blood of an everlasting covenant,+ our Lord Jesus, 21 equip YOU with every good thing to do his will, performing in us through Jesus Christ that which is well-pleasing in his sight;+ to whom be the glory forever and ever.+ Amen.
22 Now I exhort YOU, brothers, to bear with this word of encouragement, for I have, indeed, composed a letter to YOU in few words.+ 23 Take note that our brother Timothy+ has been released, with whom, if he comes quite soon,* I shall see YOU.