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.
1Ku ci gaba da ƙaunar juna kamar ’yan’uwa. 2Kada ku manta da yin alheri ga baƙi, gama ta yin haka ne waɗansu suka yi wa mala’iku hidima, ba da saninsu ba. 3Ku riƙa tunawa da waɗanda suke a kurkuku kamar tare kuke a kurkuku, da kuma waɗanda ake gwada musu azaba, kamar ku ake yi wa.
4Aure yă zama abin girmamawa ga kowa, a kuma kiyaye gadon aure da tsabta, gama Allah zai hukunta masu zina da kuma dukan masu fasikanci. 5Ku kiyaye kanku daga yawan son kuɗi, ku kuma gamsu da abin da kuke da shi, gama Allah ya ce,
“Ba zan taɓa bar ka ba;
ba zan taɓa yashe ka ba.”13.5 M Sh 31.6
6Saboda haka muna iya fitowa gabagadi, mu ce,
“Ubangiji ne mai taimakona; ba zan ji tsoro ba.
Me mutum zai iya yi mini?”13.6 Zab 118.6,7
7Ku tuna da shugabanninku, waɗanda suka faɗa muku maganar Allah. Ku dubi irin rayuwar da suka yi ku kuma yi koyi da bangaskiyarsu. 8Yesu Kiristi ba ya sākewa, shi ne a jiya, shi ne a yau, shi ne kuma har abada.
9Kada a ɗauke muku hankali da sababbin koyarwa dabam-dabam. Yana da kyau zukatanmu su ƙarfafa ta wurin alheri, ba ta wurin abinci waɗanda ba su da amfani ga waɗanda suke cinsu. 10Muna da bagade inda firistocin da suka yi hidima a tabanakul ba su da izini su ci.
11Babban firist yakan ɗauki jinin dabbobi yă shiga cikin Wuri Mafi Tsarki a matsayin hadaya ta zunubi, amma jikunan dabbobin akan ƙone su a bayan sansani. 12Haka ma Yesu ya sha wahala a bayan gari don yă tsarkake mutane ta wurin jininsa. 13Saboda haka, sai mu fita mu je wajensa a bayan sansani, muna ɗaukar kunyar da ya sha. 14Gama a nan ba mu da dawwammamen birni, sai dai muna zuba ido a kan birnin nan mai zuwa.
15Saboda haka, ta wurin Yesu, bari mu ci gaba da miƙa hadaya ta yabo ga Allah, yabon leɓuna da yake shaidar sunansa. 16Kada kuma ku manta yin aikin nagari da kuma taimakon waɗansu, gama da irin waɗannan hadayu ne Allah yake jin daɗi.
17Ku yi wa shugabanninku biyayya ku kuma miƙa kanku ga ikonsu. Suna lura da ku kuma za su ba da lissafi a gaban Allah. Saboda haka kada ku sa su yi fushi saboda aikinsu, ku sa su yi farin ciki. In ba haka ba za su iya taimakonku ba ko kaɗan.
18Ku yi mana addu’a. Mun tabbata cewa muna da lamiri mai kyau, kuma muna da marmari mu yi rayuwa ta bangirma a ta kowace hanya. 19Ni musamman, ina roƙonku ku yi addu’a, don a komo da ni a gare ku ba da daɗewa ba.
Albarka da kuma gaisuwa ta ƙarshe
20Bari Allah na salama, wanda ta wurin jinin madawwamin alkawari ya tā da Ubangijinmu Yesu daga matattu, wannan Makiyayin tumaki mai girma, 21yă kintsa ku da kowane abu mai kyau domin aikata nufinsa, bari kuma yă aikata abin da zai gamshe shi cikinmu, ta wurin Yesu Kiristi, a gare shi ɗaukaka ta tabbata har abada. Amin.
22’Yan’uwa, ina roƙonku ku yi haƙuri da wannan gargaɗi, don ba wata doguwar wasiƙa ce na rubuta muku ba.
23Ina so ku san cewa an saki ɗan’uwanmu Timoti. In ya iso da wuri, zan zo tare da shi in gan ku.
24Ku gai da dukan shugabanninku da kuma dukan mutanen Allah.
Waɗanda suke Italiya suna gaishe ku.
25Alheri yă kasance da ku duka.