Hebrews 13: The marriage is honorable; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge

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Hebrews 13
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Let brotherly love continue.
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Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
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Remember the prisoners as if chained with them; those who are mistreated; since you yourselves are in the body also.
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Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
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Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
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So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"
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Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.
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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
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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.
10
We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.
11
For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.
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Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
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Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
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For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
15
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
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But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17
Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for 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.
18
Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably.
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But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
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Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
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make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
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And I appeal to you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words.
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Know that our brother Timothy has been set free, with whom I shall see you if he comes shortly.
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Greet all those who rule over you, and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you.
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Grace be with you all. Amen.

Hebrews 13:1-3

2. Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels

Hebrews 13:1-3
1
Let brotherly love continue.
2
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
3
Remember the prisoners as if chained with them; those who are mistreated; since you yourselves are in the body also.

  1. What are we to let continue?
    • Hebrews 13:1
      Let brotherly love continue.
  2. Why should w not forget to entertain strangers?
    • Hebrews 13:2
      Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
  3. How are we to remember the prisoners?
    • Hebrews 13:3
      Remember the prisoners as if chained with them; those who are mistreated; since you yourselves are in the body also.

Hebrews 13:4-6

3. Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge

Hebrews 13:4-6
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Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
5
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
6
So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"

  1. What is honorable among all men?
    • Hebrews 13:4
      Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
  2. What is undefiled?
    • Hebrews 13:4
      Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
  3. Who will God judge?
    • Hebrews 13:4
      Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
  4. How should our conduct be?
    • Hebrews 13:5
      Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
  5. What should we be content with?
    • Hebrews 13:5
      Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
  6. Why should we do this?
    • Hebrews 13:6
      So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"

Hebrews 13:7-9

4. Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct

Hebrews 13:7-9
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Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.
8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
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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.

  1. Who are we to remember?
    • Hebrews 13:7
      Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.
  2. What have they spoken to us?
    • Hebrews 13:7
      Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.
  3. What are we to consider?
    • Hebrews 13:7
      Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.
  4. Who is the same yesterday, today, and forever?
    • Hebrews 13:8
      Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
  5. What are we not to let carry us away?
    • Hebrews 13:9
      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.
  6. How is it good for our heart to be established?
    • Hebrews 13:9
      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.
  7. What have some people been occupied with that did not profit them?
    • Hebrews 13:9
      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.

Hebrews 13:10-16

5. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name

Hebrews 13:10-16
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We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.
11
For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.
12
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
13
Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
14
For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
15
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
16
But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

  1. What do we have?
    • Hebrews 13:10
      We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.
         
  2. When people serve the tabernacle (their body), what right do they not have?
    • Hebrews 13:10
      We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.
         
  3. When the high priest brings the blood of animals into the sanctuary for sin, where are their bodies burned?
    • Hebrews 13:11
      For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.
  4. When Jesus sanctified us with His own blood, where did He suffer?
    • Hebrews 13:12
      Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
  5. Where are we to go, and what are we to bear?
    • Hebrews 13:13
      Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
  6. What do we not have here on earth?
    • Hebrews 13:14
      For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
  7. What do we seek?
    • Hebrews 13:14
      For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
  8. By Him, what should we continually offer to God?
    • Hebrews 13:15
      Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
  9. What is the fruit of our lips?
    • Hebrews 13:15
      Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
  10. What are we not to forget to do?
    • Hebrews 13:16
      But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Hebrews 13:17-19

6. Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for 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

Hebrews 13:17-19
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Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for 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.
18
Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably.
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But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

  1. Who are we to obey and be submissive to?
    • Hebrews 13:17
      Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for 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.
  2. Why are we to do that?
    • Hebrews 13:17
      Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for 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.
  3. What will they give an account for?
    • Hebrews 13:17
      Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for 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.
  4. Why were they asked to pray for them?
    • Hebrews 13:18-19
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      Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably.
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      But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

Hebrews 13:20-25

7. Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ 

Hebrews 13:20-25
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Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
21
make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
22
And I appeal to you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words.
23
Know that our brother Timothy has been set free, with whom I shall see you if he comes shortly.
24
Greet all those who rule over you, and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you.
25
Grace be with you all. Amen.

  1. Who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead?
    • Hebrews 13:20
      Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
  2. Who is Jesus the great Shepherd of?
    • Hebrews 13:20
      Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
  3. Through what, is the everlasting covenant?
    • Hebrews 13:20
      Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
  4. What will He make you complete to do?
    • Hebrews 13:21
      make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
  5. How does this letter appeal to us?
    • Hebrews 13:22
      And I appeal to you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words.
  6. What was the status of Timothy?
    • Hebrews 13:23
      Know that our brother Timothy has been set free, with whom I shall see you if he comes shortly.
  7. Who is to be greeted?
    • Hebrews 13:24
      Greet all those who rule over you, and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you.
  8. Who sent their greeting?
    • Hebrews 13:24
      Greet all those who rule over you, and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you.
  9. How is this letter closed?
    • Hebrews 13:25
      Grace be with you all. Amen.