Knijga O Kristu

Hebrejima 13:1-25

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1Neka vaša bratska ljubav ne umine. 2Ne zanemarujte gostoljubivost jer su neki, i ne znajući, ugostili anđele! 3Ne zaboravljajte uznike u zatvoru. Suosjećajte s njima kao da ste i sami ondje. Suosjećajte sa zlostavljanima kao da njihove nevolje trpite na vlastitom tijelu.

4Poštujte svoj brak i budite jedni drugima vjerni u braku. Bog će sigurno osuditi sve bludnike i preljubnike.

5Klonite se pohlepe za novcem, budite zadovoljni onim što imate. Jer Bog je rekao:

“Nikada te neću napustiti ni iznevjeriti!”13:5 Ponovljeni zakon 31:6, 8.

6Zato s pouzdanjem možemo reći:

“Gospodin je moj pomagač

i zato se ne bojim.

Što mi mogu učiniti obični smrtnici?”13:6 Psalam 118:6-7.

7Sjećajte se svojih starješina koji su vam govorili Božju riječ. Razmišljajući o tome kako su živjeli i umrli, pouzdajte se u Boga kao i oni. 8Isus Krist isti je jučer, danas i dovijeka će biti isti.

9Ne dajte se zavesti raznim tuđim učenjima! Izvor vaše duhovne snage je Božja milost, a ne obredna pravila o hrani, koja ne koriste onima koji ih obdržavaju. 10Mi imamo oltar s kojega ne mogu jesti poslužitelji zemaljskoga Šatora.

11Po židovskome Zakonu veliki svećenik u Svetinju prinosi životinjsku krv kao žrtvu za grijehe, ali životinjska tijela spaljuju se izvan tabora. 12Zato je i Isus trpio izvan gradskih vrata, da posveti svoj narod svojom krvlju. 13Iziđimo stoga k njemu, izvan tabora, i nosimo njegovu sramotu. 14Jer mi ovdje nemamo trajnoga grada. Iščekujemo svoj vječni grad u nebu.

15S Isusovom pomoći prinosimo neprekidno svoju žrtvu hvale Bogu slaveći usnama njegovo ime! 16Ne zaboravljajte činiti dobro i dijeliti s onima koji su u potrebi jer su takve žrtve drage Bogu!

17Slušajte svoje starješine i činite kako vam kažu. Njihova je zadaća da bdiju nad vašim dušama i za to će odgovarati Bogu. Trudite se da to mogu obavljati radosno, a ne uzdišući, jer to ni za vas nije dobro.

18Molite se za nas. Savjest nam je čista i u svemu se želimo ponašati kako dolikuje. 19Usrdno vas molim, molite se da se što prije vratim k vama.

20Neka vas Bog mira, koji je zbog krvi vječnoga saveza uskrisio od mrtvih velikoga Pastira, našega Gospodina Isusa Krista, 21osposobi da činite svako dobro djelo i da vršite njegovu volju. Neka on čini u nama što je njemu drago, po Isusu Kristu kojemu slava u vijeke vjekova. Amen.

22Molim vas, draga braćo, poslušajte riječi ohrabrenja koje sam vam ukratko napisao!

23Znajte da je brat Timotej izišao iz zatvora. Ako ubrzo dođe, posjetit ću vas skupa s njime.

24Pozdravite sve starješine i sve svete. Pozdravljaju vas braća iz Italije.

25Neka Božja milost bude sa svima vama. Amen.

King James Version

Hebrews 13:1-25

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.