The Epistle to the Hebrews
1 – Let the charity of the brotherhood abide in you.
2 – And hospitality do not forget; for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels.
3 – Remember them that are in bands, as if you were bound with them; and them that labour, as being yourselves also in the body.
4 – Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. For fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
5 – Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have; for he hath said: I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee.
6 – So that we may confidently say: The Lord is my helper: I will not fear what man shall do to me.
7 – Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation,
8 – Jesus Christ, yesterday, and to day; and the same for ever.
9 – Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats; which have not profited those that walk in them.
10 – We have an altar, whereof they have no power to eat who serve the tabernacle.
11 – For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the holies by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
12 – Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate.
13 – Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
14 – For we have not here a lasting city, but we seek one that is to come.
15 – By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name.
16 – And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God’s favour is obtained.
17 – Obey your prelates, and be subject to them. For they watch as being to render an account of your souls; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief. For this is not expedient for you.
18 – Pray for us. For we trust we have a good conscience, being willing to behave ourselves well in all things.
19 – And I beseech you the more to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
20 – And may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great pastor of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the blood of the everlasting testament,
21 – Fit you in all goodness, that you may do his will; doing in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen.
22 – And I beseech you, brethren, that you suffer this word of consolation. For I have written to you in a 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 your prelates, and all the saints. The brethren from Italy salute you.
25 – Grace be with you all. Amen.
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