New International Version

Hebrews 13:1-25

Concluding Exhortations

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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዕብራውያን 13:1-25

የመጨረሻ ምክር

1እርስ በርሳችሁ እንደ ወንድማማች ተዋደዱ። 2እንግዶችን መቀበል አትርሱ፤ አንዳንዶች ይህን ሲያደርጉ፣ ሳያውቁ መላእክትን አስተናግደዋልና። 3በእስር ላይ ያሉትን ከእነርሱ ጋር እንደታሰራችሁ ሆናችሁ ዐስቡአቸው፤ እንዲሁም በሰው እጅ የሚንገላቱትን ራሳችሁ መከራ እንደምትቀበሉ አድርጋችሁ ዐስቡአቸው።

4ጋብቻ በሁሉም ዘንድ ይከበር፤ መኝታውም ንጹሕ ይሁን፤ ምክንያቱም እግዚአብሔር በአመንዝሮችና በሴሰኞች ሁሉ ላይ ይፈርዳል። 5ራሳችሁን ከፍቅረ ንዋይ ጠብቁ፤ ባላችሁ ነገር ረክታችሁ ኑሩ፤ ምክንያቱም እግዚአብሔር፣

“ከቶ አልተውህም፤

በፍጹም አልጥልህም” ብሎአል።

6ስለዚህ በሙሉ ልብ፣

“ጌታ ረዳቴ ነው፤ አልፈራም፤

ሰው ምን ሊያደርገኝ ይችላል?” እንላለን።

7የእግዚአብሔርን ቃል የነገሯችሁን መሪዎቻችሁን ዐስቡ፤ የኑሮአቸውን ፍሬ ተመልከቱ፤ በእምነታቸውም ምሰሉአቸው። 8ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ትናንት፣ ዛሬም ለዘላለምም ያው ነው።

9በልዩ ልዩ ዐይነት እንግዳ ትምህርቶች አትወሰዱ፤ ልባችን የሚጸናው በጸጋ እንጂ የምግብ ሥርዐት በመጠበቅ አይደለም፤ ይህንን ሥርዐት የሚጠብቁት እንኳ በዚህ አልተጠቀሙም። 10በድንኳኒቱም የሚያገለግሉ ከዚያ ሊበሉ መብት ያላገኙበት መሠዊያ አለን።

11ሊቀ ካህናቱ ስለ ኀጢአት ስርየት የሚሆነውን የእንስሳት ደም ይዞ ወደ ቅድስተ ቅዱሳን ይገባል፤ የእንስሳቱ ሥጋ ግን ከሰፈር ውጭ ይቃጠላል። 12እንዲሁም ኢየሱስ በራሱ ደም አማካይነት ሕዝቡን ሊቀድስ ከከተማው በር ውጭ መከራን ተቀበለ። 13ስለዚህ እኛም እርሱ የተሸከመውን ውርደት ተሸክመን ከሰፈር ውጭ ወደ እርሱ እንውጣ። 14ምክንያቱም በዚህ ቋሚ ከተማ የለንም፤ ነገር ግን ወደ ፊት የምትመጣዋን ከተማ እንጠብቃለን።

15ስለዚህ ዘወትር የምስጋናን መሥዋዕት ይኸውም ለስሙ የሚመስክሩ የከንፈሮችን ፍሬ በኢየሱስ አማካይነት ለእግዚአብሔር እናቅርብ። 16ደግሞም መልካም ማድረግንና ያላችሁንም ከሌሎች ጋር መካፈልን አትርሱ፤ እግዚአብሔር ደስ የሚሰኘው እንደዚህ ባለው መሥዋዕት ነውና።

17ለመሪዎቻችሁ ታዘዙ፤ ተገዙላቸውም። ምክንያቱም እነርሱ በብርቱ የሚያስጠይቃቸው ነገር ስላለባቸው፣ ስለ ነፍሳችሁ ጒዳይ ይተጋሉ። ስለዚህ ሥራቸውን በሐዘን ሳይሆን በደስታ ማከናወን እንዲችሉ ታዘዟቸው። አለበለዚያ አይበጃችሁም።

18ለእኛ ደግሞ ጸልዩልን። በሁሉም መንገድ በመልካም አኗኗር ለመኖር የሚናፍቅ ንጹሕ ኅሊና እንዳለን ርግጠኞች ነን። 19በተለይም ወደ እናንተ በፍጥነት ተመልሼ እንድመጣ ትጸልዩል ዘንድ ዐደራ እላችኋለሁ።

20በዘላለም ኪዳን ደም የበጎች ታላቅ እረኛ የሆነውን ጌታችን ኢየሱስን ከሞት ያስነሣው የሰላም አምላክ፣ 21ፈቃዱን እንድታደርጉ በመልካም ነገር ሁሉ ያስታጥቃችሁ፤ ደስ የሚያሰኘውንም በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ በኩል በእኛ ያድርግ፤ ለእርሱ እስከ ዘላለም ድረስ ክብር ይሁን፤ አሜን።

22ወንድሞች ሆይ፤ የጻፍሁላችሁ መልእክት አጭር እንደ መሆኑ፣ የምክር ቃሌን በትዕግሥት እንድትቀበሉ ዐደራ እላችኋለሁ።

23ወንድማችን ጢሞቴዎስ እንደተፈታ ታውቁ ዘንድ እፈልጋለሁ፤ ቶሎ ከመጣ፣ ከእርሱ ጋር ላያችሁ እመጣለሁ።

24ለመሪዎቻችሁ ሁሉና ለቅዱሳን ሁሉ ሰላምታ አቅርቡልኝ። ከኢጣሊያ የሆኑትም ሰላምታ ያቀርቡላችኋል።

25ጸጋ ከሁላችሁ ጋር ይሁን።