Sacrifices Pleasing to God
Let a brotherly love continue.
b Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing c some have unwittingly entertained angels.
d Remember the prisoners as if chained with them - those who are mistreated - since you yourselves are in the body also.
e Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; f but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, g "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
So we may boldly say:
h "The LORD is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?"
Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.
Jesus Christ is i the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them.
We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.
For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing j His reproach.
For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
k Therefore by Him let us continually offer l the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, m the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
n But do not forget to do good and to share, for o with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
p Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for q they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
r Pray for us; for we are confident that we have s a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably.
But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.
For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in.
Distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
Genesis 18:1 - 22
Then the LORD appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.
Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.
'I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.'
For you had compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your goods, knowing that you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves in heaven.
Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
As a loving deer and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; And always be enraptured with her love.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites.
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness.
Envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:6
That no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.
"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you."
"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."
"And the LORD, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed."
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.
2 Corinthians 1:19
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us - by me, Silvanus, and Timothy - was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes.
Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail.
1 Peter 4:14
If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer, with the sacrifice of thanksgiving, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, or cakes of blended flour mixed with oil.
"I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "And I will heal him."
Take words with you, And return to the LORD. Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously, For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.
Distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
2 Corinthians 9:12
For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God.
Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem.
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent.
Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me:
Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel.
Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, "Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.