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.
Mmara Ne Nkradi
1Monnodɔ mo ho mo ho sɛ anuanom wɔ Kristo mu. 2Monkae na munnye ahɔho wɔ mo afi mu. Ebinom yɛɛ saa nam so gyee abɔfo a na wonnim. 3Monkae wɔn a wɔda afiase na momfa no sɛ mo ne wɔn na ɛda hɔ. Monkae wɔn a wɔrehu amane na momfa no sɛ mo ne wɔn na wɔrehu saa amane no.
4Mo nyinaa nni aware ni, na okununom ne ɔyerenom nni wɔn ho wɔn ho nokware, efisɛ Onyankopɔn bebu nguamanfo ne aguamammɔ atɛn. 5Munyi sikanibere mfi mo abrabɔ mu, na momma mo ani nsɔ nea mo nsa ka. Efisɛ Onyankopɔn aka se,
na merempo wo da.”
6Momma yensi yɛn bo nka se,
“Awurade ne me boafo, enti merensuro.
Dɛn na onipa betumi ayɛ me?”
7Monkae mo mpanyimfo a wodii mo anim a wɔkaa Onyankopɔn asɛm kyerɛɛ mo no. Monkae ɔkwan a wɔfaa so tenaa ase na munsua wɔn gyidi no. 8Yesu Kristo te saa ara nnɛra, nnɛ ne daa nyinaa.
9Mommma nkyerɛkyerɛ foforo biara nntwe mo mmfi ɔkwan pa so. Eye sɛ Onyankopɔn adom nti, yɛn kra benyin ahoɔden so a emfi aduan ho mmara a yedi so no. Wɔn a wodi mmara a ɛte saa so no nnya mmoa biara. 10Nanso yɛwɔ afɔremuka bi a Asɔfo a wɔsom wɔ Ahyiae Ntamadan mu no mpo nni ho kwan sɛ wodidi so.
11Yudafo Sɔfopanyin de mmoa mogya ba Kronkron mu Kronkron hɔ de bɛbɔ bɔne afɔre nanso wɔhyew mmoa no funu wɔ beae no akyi baabi. 12Eyi nti, Yesu nso wuu wɔ kurow no pon akyi, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a ne mogya bɛma nnipa ayɛ akronkron. 13Enti momma yɛnkɔ ne nkyɛn wɔ beae no akyi nkogye animguase no bi. 14Efisɛ yenni atenae a ɛwɔ hɔ daa wɔ asase yi so. Yɛrehwehwɛ kurow a ɛrebɛba no akyi kwan.
15Momma yɛmfa Yesu so mfa yɛn anofafa nkamfo Onyankopɔn din daa sɛ yɛn afɔrebɔde. 16Mommma mo werɛ mmfi sɛ mobɛyɛ mo ho mo ho papa aboaboa mo ho mo ho, efisɛ ɛno ne afɔrebɔ a ɛsɔ Onyankopɔn ani.
17Muntie mo mpanyimfo na munni wɔn asɛm so. Esiane sɛ ɛsɛ sɛ wobu wɔn adwuma ho akontaa nti, wɔhwɛ mo kra so a wɔnhome koraa. Sɛ mutie wɔn a, wɔde anigye bɛyɛ wɔn adwuma. Sɛ anyɛ saa a wɔde awerɛhow bɛyɛ adwuma no na ɛremmoa mo.
18Monkɔ so mmɔ mpae mma yɛn. Yenim pefee sɛ yɛwɔ adwene a emu da hɔ, efisɛ yɛpɛ sɛ bere biara yɛyɛ ade a eye. 19Na mebɔ mpae kɔ so srɛ mo sɛ, mommɔ mpae na Onyankopɔn mfa me mmrɛ mo nnansa yi ara.
20Onyankopɔn anyan yɛn Awurade Yesu a ɔyɛ oguanhwɛfo panyin no afi awufo mu ama yɛn, na ɛnam ne wu no so nti wɔasɔw daa apam no ano ama yɛn. 21Asomdwoe Nyankopɔn mma mo nea ehia mo nyinaa na monam so ayɛ nʼapɛde, na ɔnam Yesu Kristo so ayɛ yɛn mu adwuma sɛnea ɛsɔ ani. Anuonyam nka Kristo daa nyinaa. Amen.
22Anuanom, mesrɛ mo sɛ monyɛ aso ntie nkuranhyɛ nsɛm yi, efisɛ saa krataa a makyerɛw mo yi nyɛ tenten biara.
23Mepɛ sɛ mebɔ mo amanneɛ sɛ wɔayi yɛn nua Timoteo afi afiase. Sɛ ɔba ntɛm a, me ne no bɛba mo nkyɛn.
24Yekyia mpanyimfo no ne Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo no nyinaa.
Anuanom a wɔwɔ Italia no kyia mo.
25Adom nka mo nyinaa.