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.
Gũthaithana gwa Kũrĩkĩrĩria
113:1 Arom 12:10Ikaragai mwendaine ta ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ. 213:2 Arom 12:13; Kĩam 18:1-33Mũtikanariganĩrwo nĩgũtuga ageni, nĩ ũndũ andũ amwe tondũ wa gwĩka ũguo maananyiita araika ũgeni matekũmenya. 3Ririkanagai andũ arĩa mohetwo o ta muohetwo hamwe nao, o na mũririkanage arĩa marathĩĩnio taarĩ inyuĩ ene mũranyamario.
413:4 1Akor 6:9; Kũg 22:15Ũhoro wa kũhikania nĩwagĩrĩirwo nĩgũtĩĩo nĩ andũ othe, naguo ũrĩrĩ wa arĩa mahikanĩtie ndũgathaahio; nĩgũkorwo Ngai nĩagaciirithia arĩa othe matharagia, na ahũũri-maraya othe. 5Ikaragai mũtegũkorokera mbeeca, na mũiganagwo nĩ kĩrĩa mũrĩ nakĩo, tondũ Ngai oigĩte atĩrĩ,
“Ndirĩ hĩndĩ ngaagũtiganĩria;
na ndigagũtirika o narĩ.”
613:6 Thab 118:6Nĩ ũndũ ũcio no tuuge tũũmĩrĩirie atĩrĩ,
“Mwathani nĩwe mũndeithia; ndingĩĩtigĩra.
Mũndũ-rĩ, nĩ atĩa angĩhota kũnjĩka?”
713:7 Ahib 13:17, 21Ririkanagai atongoria anyu arĩa maamũheire ũhoro wa Ngai. Cũranagiai ũhoro wa maciaro ma mĩikarĩre yao, na mwĩgerekanagie nao ũhoro-inĩ wa gwĩtĩkia kwao. 8Jesũ Kristũ atũũraga atekũgarũrũka, ira, na ũmũthĩ, o na nginya tene.
913:9 Aef 4:14; Akol 2:16Mũtikaheenagĩrĩrio nĩ mĩthemba yothe ya morutani mageni. Nĩ wega ngoro ciitũ ciĩkĩragwo hinya nĩ Wega wa Ngai, na ti na ũndũ wa kũrĩa irio cia magongona iria itagunaga arĩa macirĩĩaga. 1013:10 1Akor 9:13Ithuĩ nĩ tũrĩ na kĩgongona kĩrĩa andũ arĩa matungataga kũu hema-inĩ ĩyo matarĩ na rũtha rwa kũrĩĩaga magongona marĩa marutagĩrwo ho.
1113:11 Alaw 16:15; Thaam 29:14Mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai ũrĩa mũnene akuuaga thakame ya nyamũ akamĩtwara Handũ-harĩa-Hatheru-Mũno ĩtuĩke ya kũhoroheria mehia, no mĩĩrĩ ya nyamũ icio ĩcinagĩrwo nja ya itũũra. 12Ũguo no taguo Jesũ aanyariirĩirwo nja ya kĩhingo gĩa itũũra inene, nĩgeetha andũ matheragio nĩ thakame yake. 1313:13 Luk 5:23Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, nĩtumagarei tũthiĩ kũrĩ we kũu nja ya itũũra, tũkuuanĩire nake gĩconoko kĩrĩa we aakuuire. 1413:14 Ahib 12:27; Afil 3:20Nĩgũkorwo gũkũ tũtirĩ na itũũra inene rĩtagaathira, no tũcaragia itũũra inene rĩrĩa rĩgooka thuutha-inĩ.
1513:15 Isa 51:19; Hos 14:2Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, nĩtũthiĩ na mbere kũrutĩra Ngai igongona rĩa kũmũgooca nĩ ũndũ wa Jesũ tũtegũtigithĩria, na nĩrĩo itunda rĩa tũnua tũrĩa tuumbũraga rĩĩtwa rĩake. 1613:16 Arom 12:13Na mũtikanariganĩrwo nĩ gwĩkaga wega, o na kũgayanaga kĩrĩa mũndũ arĩ nakĩo na andũ arĩa angĩ, nĩgũkorwo magongona ta macio nĩmo makenagia Ngai.
17Athĩkagĩrai atongoria anyu, na mwĩnyiihagĩrie wathani wao. Maikaraga meiguĩte nĩ ũndũ wa mĩoyo yanyu taarĩ o makoorio ũhoro wanyu. Maathĩkagĩrei nĩgeetha wĩra wao ũgatuĩka gĩkeno, no ti mũrigo, nĩgũkorwo ũndũ ũcio ndũngĩtuĩka wa kũmũguna.
1813:18 1Athe 5:25Tũhooyagĩrei. Tũrĩ na ma atĩ thamiri ciitũ itirĩ na ũcuuke, na nĩtũkwenda gũtũũra na mĩikarĩre mĩega maũndũ-inĩ mothe. 19Nĩngũmũthaitha mũno mũhooyage nĩgeetha hotithio gũcooka kũrĩ inyuĩ o narua.
2013:20 Arom 15:33; Kĩam 5:16; Joh 10:11Nake Ngai mwene thayũ, ũrĩa wariũkirie Mwathani witũ Jesũ, ũrĩa Mũrĩithi ũrĩa mũnene wa ngʼondu, akĩmũruta kũrĩ arĩa akuũ na ũndũ wa thakame ya kĩrĩkanĩro kĩrĩa gĩa tene na tene-rĩ, 2113:21 Joh 3:22; Arom 11:36aromũhe kĩndũ o gĩothe kĩega gĩa kũmũhotithia gwĩka ũrĩa endaga, na aroeka thĩinĩ witũ maũndũ marĩa mamũkenagia thĩinĩ wa Jesũ Kristũ, nake arogoocagwo tene na tene. Ameni.
2213:22 1Pet 5:12Ndamũthaitha ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, mũkirĩrĩrie ciugo ciakwa cia kũmũtaara nĩgũkorwo ndamwandĩkĩra o marũa makuhĩ.
23Nĩngwenda mũmenye atĩ mũrũ wa Ithe witũ Timotheo nĩarekereirio. Nake angĩũka narua, nĩtũrĩũka nake kũmuona.
2413:24 Ahib 13:7, 17Geithiai atongoria anyu othe na andũ othe, a Ngai. Andũ a kuuma Italia nĩmamũgeithia.
2513:25 Akol 4:18Wega wa Ngai ũrogĩa na inyuĩ inyuothe.