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 Nkyea
1Monnodɔ mo ho mo ho sɛ anuanom wɔ Kristo mu. 2Monkae na monnye ahɔhoɔ wɔ mo afie mu. Ebinom yɛɛ saa nam so gyee abɔfoɔ a na wɔnnim. 3Monkae wɔn a wɔda afiase na momfa no sɛ mo ne wɔn na ɛda hɔ. Monkae wɔn a wɔrehunu amane na momfa no sɛ mo ne wɔn na ɛrehunu saa amane no.
4Mo nyinaa nni awadeɛ ni, na okununom ne ɔyerenom nni wɔn ho nokorɛ, ɛfiri sɛ Onyankopɔn bɛbu adwamanfoɔ ne awaresɛefoɔ atɛn. 5Monyi sikanibereɛ mfiri mo abrabɔ mu, na momma mo ani nsɔ deɛ mo nsa ka. Ɛfiri sɛ Onyankopɔn aka sɛ,
na merennya wo da.”
6Momma yɛnsi yɛn bo nka sɛ,
“Awurade ne me ɔboafoɔ, enti merensuro.
Ɛdeɛn na onipa bɛtumi ayɛ me?”
7Monkae mo mpanimfoɔ a wɔdii mo anim a wɔkaa Onyankopɔn asɛm kyerɛɛ mo no. Monkae ɛkwan a wɔfaa so tenaa ase na monsua wɔn gyidie no. 8Yesu Kristo te saa ara nnora, ɛnnɛ ne daa nyinaa.
9Mommma nkyerɛkyerɛ foforɔ biara nntwe mo mmfiri ɛkwan pa so. Ɛyɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn adom enti, yɛn kra bɛnyini ahoɔden so a ɛmfiri aduane ho mmara a yɛdi so no. Wɔn a wɔdi mmara a ɛte saa so no nnya mmoa biara. 10Nanso yɛwɔ afɔrebukyia bi a Asɔfoɔ a wɔsom wɔ Ahyiaeɛ Ntomadan mu no mpo nni ho ɛkwan sɛ wɔdidi so.
11Yudafoɔ Sɔfopanin de mmoa mogya ba Kronkron mu Kronkron hɔ de bɛbɔ bɔne afɔdeɛ nanso wɔhye mmoa no funu wɔ beaeɛ no akyi baabi. 12Yei enti, Yesu nso wuu wɔ kuro no ɛpono akyi sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a ne mogya bɛma nnipa ayɛ kronkron. 13Enti momma yɛnkɔ ne nkyɛn wɔ beaeɛ no akyi nkɔgye animguaseɛ no bi. 14Ɛfiri sɛ, yɛnni atenaeɛ a ɛwɔ hɔ daa wɔ asase yi so. Yɛrehwehwɛ kuro a ɛrebɛba no akyiri ɛkwan.
15Momma yɛmfa Yesu so mfa yɛn anofafa nkamfo Onyankopɔn din daa sɛ yɛn afɔrebɔdeɛ. 16Mommma mo werɛ mfiri sɛ mobɛyɛ mo ho mo ho papa aboaboa mo ho mo ho, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛno ne afɔrebɔ a ɛsɔ Onyankopɔn ani.
17Montie mo mpanimfoɔ na monni wɔn asɛm so. Esiane sɛ ɛsɛ sɛ wɔbu wɔn adwuma ho akonta enti, wɔhwɛ mo kra so a wɔnhome koraa. Sɛ motie wɔn a, wɔde anigyeɛ bɛyɛ wɔn adwuma. Sɛ anyɛ saa a wɔde awerɛhoɔ bɛyɛ adwuma no na ɛremmoa mo.
18Monkɔ so mmɔ mpaeɛ mma yɛn. Yɛnim pefee sɛ yɛwɔ adwene a emu da hɔ, ɛfiri sɛ, yɛpɛ sɛ ɛberɛ biara yɛyɛ adeɛ a ɛyɛ. 19Na mebɔ mpaeɛ kɔ so srɛ mo sɛ, mommɔ mpaeɛ na Onyankopɔn mfa me mmrɛ mo nnansa yi ara.
20Onyankopɔn anyane yɛn Awurade Yesu a ɔyɛ odwanhwɛfoɔ panin no afiri awufoɔ mu ama yɛn na ɛnam ne owuo no so enti, wɔasɔ daa apam no ano ama yɛn. 21Asomdwoeɛ Onyankopɔn mma mo deɛ ɛhia mo nyinaa na monam so ayɛ nʼapɛdeɛ, na ɔnam Yesu Kristo so ayɛ yɛn mu adwuma sɛdeɛ ɛsɔ ani. Animuonyam nka Kristo daa nyinaa. Amen.
22Anuanom, mesrɛ mo sɛ, monyɛ aso ntie nkuranhyɛ nsɛm yi, ɛfiri sɛ, saa krataa a matwerɛ mo yi nnyɛ tenten biara.
23Mepɛ sɛ mebɔ mo amaneɛ sɛ wɔayi yɛn nua Timoteo afiri afiase. Sɛ ɔba ntɛm a, me ne no bɛba mo nkyɛn.
24Yɛkyea mpanimfoɔ no ne Onyankopɔn nkurɔfoɔ no nyinaa.
Anuanom a wɔwɔ Italia no kyea mo.
25Adom nka mo nyinaa.