Knijga O Kristu

Hebrejima 13:1-25

Završne napomene

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.

New International Reader's Version

Hebrews 13:1-25

Final Appeals

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 honor 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.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

6So we can say boldly,

“The Lord helps me. I will not be afraid.

What can mere human beings do to me?” (Psalm 118:6,7)

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 forever.

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 God 21supply 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.