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Hebrews 13

Concluding Exhortations

1Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue 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.

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Keep 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.”[a]

So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?”[b]

Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Do 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. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.

11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. 14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

17 Have 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.

18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.

Benediction and Final Greetings

20 Now 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, 21 equip 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.

22 Brothers and sisters, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for in fact I have written to you quite briefly.

23 I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.

24 Greet all your leaders and all the Lord’s people. Those from Italy send you their greetings.

25 Grace be with you all.

Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 13:5 Deut. 31:6
  2. Hebrews 13:6 Psalm 118:6,7

Nkwa Asem

Hebrifo 13

Mmara ne nkyia

1Monnodɔ mo ho mo ho sɛ anuanom wɔ Kristo mu. Monkae na munnye ahɔho wɔ mo afi mu. Ebinom yɛɛ saa nam so gyee abɔfo a na wonnim. Monkae 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 ɛrehu saa amane no.

Mo nyinaa munni aware ni na okununom ne ɔyerenom nni wɔn ho nokware, efisɛ, Onyankopɔn bebu aguamanfo ne awaresɛefo atɛn.

Munyi sikanibere mfi mo abrabɔ mu, na momma mo ani nsɔ nea mo nsa ka. Efisɛ Onyankopɔn aka se, “Merennyaw wo, na merennyaw wo da.” Momma yensi yɛn bo nka se, “Awurade ne me boafo, merensuro. Ɛdɛn na onipa betumi ayɛ me?”

Monkae mo mpanyimfo a wodii mo anim a wɔkaa Onyankopɔn asɛm kyerɛɛ mo no. Monkae ɔkwan a wɔfaa so tenaa ase ne sɛnea wowui na munsua wɔn gyidi no.

Yesu Kristo te saa ara nnera, nnɛ, ne daa nyinaa. Mommma nkyerɛkyerɛ foforo biara nntwe mo mmfi kwan pa so. Eye sɛ Onyankopɔn adom nti, yɛn kra benyin ahoɔden so a, emfi aduan ho mmara a yedi so so. Wɔn a wodi mmara a ɛte saa so no nnya mmoa biara.

10 Asɔfo a na wɔsom wɔ Yudafo ntamadan mu no nni ho kwan sɛ wodi afɔrebɔde no bi wɔ afɔremuka no so. 11 Yudafo sɔfo panyin no de mmoa no mogya ba Kronkronbea hɔ de bɛbɔ bɔne afɔre nanso wɔhyew mmoa no funu wɔ beae no akyi baabi. 12 Eyi nti, Yesu nso wui wɔ kurow no pon akyi sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a ɔde ɔno ara ne mogya bɛpopa nnipa bɔne.

13 Momma yɛnkɔ ne nkyɛn wɔ beae no akyi nkogye animguase no bi. 14 Efisɛ, yenni atenae a ɛwɔ hɔ daa wɔ asase yi so. Yɛrehwehwɛ kurow a ɛrebɛba no akyi kwan.

15 Momma yɛmfa Yesu so mfa yɛn anofafa nkamfo Onyankopɔn din daa sɛ yɛn afɔrebɔde. 16 Mommma mo werɛ mmfi sɛ mobɛyɛ mo ho mo ho papa aboaboa mo ho mo ho, efisɛ, ɛno ne afɔrebɔ a ɛsɔ Onyankopɔn ani.

17 Muntie 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. 18 Monkɔ so mmɔ mpae mma yɛn. Yenim pefee sɛ yɛwɔ adwene a emu da hɔ, efisɛ, yɛpɛ sɛ bere biara, yɛyɛ ade a eye. 19 Na mebɔ mpae kɔ so srɛ mo sɛ, mommɔ mpae na Onyankopɔn mfa me mmrɛ mo nnansa yi ara.

20 Onyankopɔn 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. 21 Asomdwoe Nyankopɔn mma mo nea ehia mo nyinaa na monam so ayɛ n’apɛde na ɔnam Yesu Kristo so ayɛ yɛn mu adwuma sɛnea ɛsɔ ani. Anuonyam nka Kristo daa nyinaa. Amen.

22 Anuanom, mesrɛ mo sɛ, monyɛ aso ntie nkuranhyɛ nsɛm yi, efisɛ, saa krataa a makyerɛw mo yi nyɛ tenten biara. 23 Mepɛ sɛ mebɔ mo amanneɛ sɛ wayi yɛn nua Timoteo afi afiase. Sɛ ɔba ntɛm a, me ne no bɛba mo nkyɛn.

24 Yekyia mpanyimfo no ne Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo no nyinaa. Anuanom a wɔwɔ Italia no kyia mo.

25 Adom nka mo nyinaa.