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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.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Waebrania 13:1-25

Huduma Inayompendeza Mungu

113:1 Rum 12:10; 1The 4:9; 1Pet 1:22; 2:17; 3:8; 4:8; 2Pet 1:7; 1Yn 3:11; 4:7Endeleeni kupendana kama ndugu. 213:2 Mt 25:35; Rum 12:13; 1Tim 3:2; 1Pet 4:9; Mwa 18:3; 19:2Msisahau kuwakaribisha wageni, kwa kuwa kwa kufanya hivyo, watu wengine waliwakaribisha malaika pasipo kujua. 313:3 Mt 25:36; Kol 4:18; Ebr 10:34; Rum 12:15; 1Kor 12:26; 1Pet 3:8Wakumbukeni wale waliofungwa gerezani kana kwamba ninyi mmefungwa pamoja nao. Pia wakumbukeni wale wanaotendewa vibaya, kana kwamba ni ninyi wenyewe mnateswa.

413:4 Mal 2:15; 1Kor 7:38; 1Tim 4:3; Kum 22:22; 1Kor 6:9; Efe 5:5; Ufu 22:15Ndoa na iheshimiwe na watu wote, nayo malazi yawe safi, kwa kuwa Mungu atawahukumu wazinzi na waasherati wote. 513:5 1Tim 3:3; Flp 4:11; Kum 31:6, 8; Yos 1:5; Mwa 28:15; Mt 6:25, 34; 1Nya 28:20; Za 37:25Yalindeni maisha yenu msiwe na tabia ya kupenda fedha, bali mridhike na vile mlivyo navyo, kwa sababu Mungu amesema,

“Kamwe sitakuacha,

wala sitakupungukia.”

613:6 Za 27:1; 56:4; 118:6Kwa hiyo tunaweza kusema kwa ujasiri,

“Bwana ni msaada wangu; sitaogopa.

Mwanadamu anaweza kunitenda nini?”

713:7 Ebr 13:17, 24; 1Kor 16:16; Ebr 4:12; 6:12Wakumbukeni viongozi wenu, wale waliowaambia neno la Mungu. Angalieni matokeo ya mwenendo wa maisha yao mkaiige imani yao. 813:8 Yn 8:58; Ebr 1:12; Za 102:27; Ufu 1:4Yesu Kristo ni yeye yule jana, leo na hata milele.

913:9 Efe 4:14; Kol 2:7; 2:16; Ebr 9:10; Rum 14:17; 1Yn 4:1; 1Tim 4:3Msichukuliwe na kila aina ya mafundisho ya kigeni. Ni vyema mioyo yenu iimarishwe kwa neema, wala si kwa sheria kuhusu utaratibu wa vyakula, ambavyo havina faida kwa wale wanaozishika hizo sheria. 1013:10 1Kor 9:13; 10:18Sisi tunayo madhabahu ambayo wale wanaohudumu katika hema hawana haki ya kula vile vitu vilivyowekwa juu yake.

1113:11 Law 16:15; Kut 29:14; Law 4:12; 9:11; 16:27; Hes 19:3Kuhani mkuu huchukua damu ya wanyama na kuiingiza Patakatifu pa Patakatifu, kama sadaka ya dhambi, lakini miili ya hao wanyama huteketezwa nje ya kambi. 1213:12 Yn 19:17, 18; Mdo 7:58; Efe 5:26; Rum 3:25Vivyo hivyo, Yesu naye aliteswa nje ya lango la mji ili awatakase watu kwa damu yake mwenyewe. 1313:13 Lk 9:23; Ebr 11:26; 1Pet 4:14Kwa hiyo, basi na tumwendee nje ya kambi, tukiichukua aibu aliyobeba. 1413:14 Mik 2:10; Flp 3:20Kwa kuwa hapa hatuna mji udumuo, bali tunautafuta ule ujao.

1513:15 1Pet 2:5; Isa 57:19; Hos 14:2; Efe 5:20; Law 7:12; Za 50:14, 23; 107:22; 116:17; Hos 14:2Basi kwa njia ya Yesu, tuzidi kumtolea Mungu dhabihu ya sifa, yaani matunda ya midomo inayolikiri Jina lake. 1613:16 Rum 12:13; Flp 4:18; 1Kor 9:12; Ebr 6:10Na msiache kutenda mema na kushirikiana vile vitu mlivyo navyo, kwa kuwa dhabihu kama hizo ndizo zinazompendeza Mungu.

1713:17 Isa 62:6; Mdo 20:28; Ebr 13:7, 24; Flp 2:29; 1The 5:12; 1Tim 5:17; Eze 3:17; 33:2, 7; Mdo 20:26Watiini viongozi wenu na kujinyenyekeza chini ya mamlaka yao. Kwa maana wao wanakesha kwa ajili yenu kama watu watakaopaswa kutoa hesabu. Watiini ili wafanye kazi yao kwa furaha, wala si kama mzigo, maana hiyo haitakuwa na faida kwenu.

1813:18 1The 5:25; Mdo 23:1Tuombeeni. Tuna hakika kuwa tunayo dhamiri safi na shauku ya kuishi kwa uadilifu kwa kila njia. 19Ninawasihi zaidi mniombee ili nipate kurudishwa kwenu upesi.

Maombi Ya Kuwatakia Baraka

20Basi Mungu wa amani, ambaye kwa damu ya Agano la milele alimleta tena kutoka kwa wafu Bwana wetu Yesu, yule Mchungaji Mkuu wa kondoo, 21awafanye ninyi wakamilifu mkiwa mmekamilishwa katika kila jambo jema ili mpate kutenda mapenzi yake, naye atende ndani yetu kile kinachompendeza machoni Pake, kwa njia ya Yesu Kristo, ambaye utukufu una yeye milele na milele. Amen.

Maneno Ya Mwisho Na Salamu

2213:22 1Pet 5:12; Yak 1:21Ndugu zangu, nawasihi mchukuliane na maneno yangu ya maonyo, kwa kuwa nimewaandikia waraka mfupi tu.

2313:23 1The 3:2; Mdo 16:1; 1Tim 6:12Nataka ninyi mjue kwamba ndugu yetu Timotheo amefunguliwa kutoka gerezani. Akifika mapema, nitakuja pamoja naye kuwaona.

2413:24 Ebr 13:7, 17; Mdo 18:2Wasalimuni viongozi wenu wote na watakatifu wote. Wale wa kutoka Italia wanawasalimu.

2513:25 Tit 3:15; Kol 4:18Neema iwe nanyi nyote. Amen.