22I appeal to you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. (1Pe 5:12)23You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. (1Th 3:2)24Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. (Heb 13:7; Heb 13:17)25Grace be with all of you. (Col 4:18)
New International Version
1Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.2Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.3Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are ill-treated as if you yourselves were suffering.4Marriage should be honoured by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ (De 31:6)6So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’ (Ps 118:6; Ps 118:7)7Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.9Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so.10We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.11The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp.12And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.13Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.14For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.15Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.16And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.17Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.18Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honourably in every way.19I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.
Benediction and final greetings
20Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,21equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.22Brothers and sisters, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for in fact I have written to you quite briefly.23I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.24Greet all your leaders and all the Lord’s people. Those from Italy send you their greetings.25Grace be with you all.
King James Version
1Let brotherly love continue.2Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.3Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.4Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.5Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.6So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.7Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.9Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.10We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.11For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.14For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.17Obey 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.18Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.19But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.20Now 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,21Make 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.22And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.23Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.24Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.25Grace be with you all. Amen.
New International Reader’s Version
1Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.2Don’t forget to welcome outsiders. By doing that, some people have welcomed angels without knowing it.3Keep on remembering those in prison. Do this as if you were together with them in prison. And remember those who are treated badly as if you yourselves were suffering.4All of you should honour marriage. You should keep the marriage bed pure. God will judge the person who commits adultery. He will judge everyone who commits sexual sins.5Don’t be controlled by love for money. Be happy with what you have. God has said, ‘I will never leave you. I will never desert you.’ (De 31:6)6So we can say boldly, ‘The Lord helps me. I will not be afraid. What can mere human beings do to me?’ (Ps 118:6; Ps 118:7)7Remember your leaders. They spoke God’s word to you. Think about the results of their way of life. Copy their faith.8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.9Don’t let all kinds of strange teachings lead you astray. It is good that God’s grace makes our hearts strong. Don’t try to grow strong by eating foods that the law requires. They have no value for the people who eat them.10The priests, who are Levites, worship at the holy tent. But we have an altar that they have no right to eat from.11The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Room. He brings their blood as a sin offering. But the bodies are burned outside the camp.12Jesus also suffered outside the city gate. He suffered to make the people holy by spilling his own blood.13So let us go to him outside the camp. Let us be willing to suffer the shame he suffered.14Here we do not have a city that lasts. But we are looking for the city that is going to come.15So let us never stop offering to God our praise through Jesus. Let us talk openly about our faith in him. Then our words will be like an offering to God.16Don’t forget to do good. Don’t forget to share with others. God is pleased with those kinds of offerings.17Trust in your leaders. Put yourselves under their authority. Do this, because they keep watch over you. They know they are accountable to God for everything they do. Do this, so that their work will be a joy. If you make their work a heavy load, it won’t do you any good.18Pray for us. We feel sure we have done what is right. We desire to live as we should in every way.19I beg you to pray that I may return to you soon.
Final blessing and greetings
20Our Lord Jesus is the great Shepherd of the sheep. The God who gives peace brought him back from the dead. He did it because of the blood of the eternal covenant. Now may God21supply you with everything good. Then you can do what he wants. May he do in us what is pleasing to him. We can do it only with the help of Jesus Christ. Give him glory for ever and ever. Amen.22Brothers and sisters, I beg you to accept my word. It tells you to be faithful. Accept my word because I have written to you only a short letter.23I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been set free. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.24Greet all your leaders. Greet all the Lord’s people. The believers from Italy send you their greetings.25May grace be with you all.