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 Version

Hebrews 13:1-25

Concluding Exhortations

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 mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

4Marriage should be honored 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.”13:5 Deut. 31:6

6So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me?”13:6 Psalm 118:6,7

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 forever.

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 honorably 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.