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|1||Let brotherly love continue.|
Be not forgetful to entertain 1strangers: for thereby some have 2entertained angels unawares.
|3||Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.|
1Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Let your aconversation be without 1covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, 2I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
|7||Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their aconversation.|
|8||Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.|
|9||Be not carried about with adivers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with bmeats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.|
|10||We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.|
|11||For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.|
Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered 1without the gate.
|13||Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.|
|14||For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.|
|15||By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.|
But to do good and to communicate 1forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
|17||Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.|
|18||Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.|
|19||But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.|
|20||Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,|
|21||Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.|
|22||And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.|
|23||Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.|
|24||Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.|
|25||Grace be with you all. Amen.|
|Notes on Chapter 13|
(a) conversation = deportment, or character
Strongs #5158 "tropos" - a turn, i.e. (by impl.) mode or style, deportment or character.
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(a) conversation = behavior
Strongs #391 "anastrophe" from Strongs #390 "anastrepho" - to overturn, also to return; by impl. to busy oneself, i.e. remain, live: - abide, behave self
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(a) "divers" = different kinds
Strongs #4164 poikilos - motley, various in character, manifold. (b) "meats" = food, not just meat products.
Strongs #1033 "broma" - food.
See notes at Matt 14:15
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