Hebrews 13:1-17

Hebrews 13:1–17 (ASV 1901)

Let love of the brethren continue. 2Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are ill-treated, as being yourselves also in the body. 4Let marriage be had in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. 5Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee. 6So that with good courage we say,

The Lord is my helper; I will not fear:

What shall man do unto me?

7Remember them that had the rule over you, men that spake unto you the word of God; and considering the issue of their life, imitate their faith. 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and to-day, (yea) and for ever. 9Be not carried away by divers and strange teachings: for it is good that the heart be established by grace; not by meats, wherein they that occupied themselves were not profited. 10We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat that serve the tabernacle. 11For the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned without the camp. 12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people through his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13Let us therefore go forth unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14For we have not here an abiding city, but we seek after the city which is to come. 15Through him then let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which make confession to his name. 16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit to them: for they watch in behalf of your souls, as they that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for this were unprofitable for you.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

When Mary Slessor's work was interrupted by a bout of illness. The loving-kindness and care shown her by two Christian families; Dr. Robertson and his wife and the hospitable Macgregors during her convalescence left her so thankful that she described that period of rest as “perfect a fortnight as ever I spent.”