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.
113:1 Bar 12:10; 1Pe 1:22Mweyongere okwagalananga ng’abooluganda. 213:2 a Mat 25:35 b Lub 18:1-33Temwerabiranga kusembeza bagenyi, kubanga waliwo abaasembeza bamalayika nga tebagenderedde. 313:3 Mat 25:36; Bak 4:18Mujjukirenga abasibe abali mu kkomera, nga muli nga abaasibirwa awamu n’abo. Munakuwaliranga wamu nabo ababonyaabonyezebwa, kubanga nammwe muli mu mubiri.
413:4 1Ko 6:9Obufumbo mubussangamu ekitiibwa n’ebirayiro byabwo, kubanga abakaba n’abenzi Katonda alibasalira omusango, ne gubasinga. 513:5 a Baf 4:11 b Ma 31:6, 8; Yos 1:5Mwewalenga omululu, bye mulina bibamalenga. Kubanga Katonda yagamba nti,
era sirikwabulira n’akatono.”
6Kyetuva twogera n’obuvumu nti,
“Mukama ye mubeezi wange, siityenga,
omuntu ayinza kunkola ki?”
713:7 a nny 17, 24 b Beb 6:12Mujjukirenga abakulembeze bammwe abaababuulira ekigambo kya Katonda, nga mutunuulira empisa zaabwe nga mugobereranga okukkiriza. 813:8 Beb 1:12Yesu Kristo nga bwe yali jjo, ne leero bw’ali era bw’aliba emirembe n’emirembe. 913:9 a Bef 4:14 b Bak 2:7 c Bak 2:16Temusendebwasendebwanga kuyigiriza okw’engeri ennyingi ezitamanyiddwa. Kubanga kirungi omutima okunywezebwa ekisa, so si mu byokulya ebitagasa abo ababirya. 1013:10 1Ko 9:13; 10:18Tulina ekyoto, abaweereza mu weema ey’Okukuŋŋaanirangamu kye batalina buyinza kuliirangako.
1113:11 Kuv 29:14; Lv 16:27Kabona Asinga Obukulu yatwalanga omusaayi gw’ebisolo, olw’ebibi, mu kifo ekitukuvu era n’ennyama yaabyo n’eyokerwa ebweru w’olusiisira. 1213:12 Yk 19:17Noolwekyo ne Yesu kyeyava abonaabonera era n’afiira ebweru w’ekibuga alyoke atutukuze n’omusaayi gwe ye. 1313:13 Beb 11:26Kale naffe tufulume tulage gy’ali ebweru w’olusiisira nga twetisse ekivume kye. 1413:14 Baf 3:20Kubanga wano ku nsi tetulinaawo kibuga kya lubeerera, wabula tulindirira ekyo ekijja.
1513:15 a 1Pe 2:5 b Kos 14:2Kale mu Yesu tuweerayo bulijjo ssaddaaka ey’okutendereza Katonda, kye kirabo eky’emimwa, nga twatula erinnya lye. 1613:16 a Bar 12:13 b Baf 4:18Temwerabiranga kukola bulungi n’okugabananga; kubanga ssaddaaka eziri ng’ezo Katonda zimusanyusa. 1713:17 Is 62:6; Bik 20:28Muwulirenga abakulembeze bammwe era mubagonderenga, kubanga obuweereza bwabwe kwe kulabirira emyoyo gyammwe, balyoke bakikole n’essanyu nga tebeemulugunya. Kubanga bwe babeemulugunyiza tekibagasa mmwe.
1813:18 a 1Bs 5:25 b Bik 23:1Mutusabirenga, kubanga tumanyidde ddala nga tulina omwoyo mulungi, era twagala okukolanga obulungi mu buli kimu. 1913:19 Fir 22Era okusinga ennyo mbeegayirira munsabire ndyoke nkomewo mangu gye muli.
2013:20 a Bar 15:33 b Is 55:3 c Bik 2:24 d Yk 10:11Kale, Katonda ow’emirembe eyazuukiza Mukama waffe Yesu, Omusumba w’endiga omukulu ow’endagaano etaggwaawo gye yanyweza n’omusaayi gwe, 2113:21 a Baf 2:13 b 1Yk 3:22 c Bar 11:36abawe buli kirungi kyonna kye mwetaaga okubasobozesa okukola by’ayagala, era atukozese ebisiimibwa mu maaso ge ng’ayita mu Yesu Kristo. Aweebwenga ekitiibwa emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.
2213:22 1Pe 5:12Kaakano mbakuutira abooluganda, mugumiikirizenga ebibabuulirirwa, kubanga mbawandiikidde mu bigambo bitono.
2313:23 Bik 16:1Mbategeeza nti muganda waffe Timoseewo yateebwa, bw’alijja amangu, ndijja naye eyo okubalaba.
2413:24 nny 7, 17Mulamuse abakulembeze bammwe era n’abakkiriza bonna.
Ab’omu Italiya babalamusizza.
25Ekisa kibeerenga nammwe mwenna.