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As Jacob flees from the Promised Land, he no doubt has fears about his well being in Paddan-aram and may fear that he will never be able to return to Canaan. Our culture has managed to interchange the terms âsexâ and âloveâ so that immoral and illicit sexual intimacy is called âmaking love.â Sexual union within marriage is a beautiful thing, but sex outside of marriage is not brotherly love for any of the parties involved. But I am certain that it is a very important ministry and that almost anyone can do it (though some do it better than others). So love one another earnestly from a pure heart (1 Peter 1:22). 34 Then the king will say to those on his right, âCome, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. The NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION, also known as THE NET BIBLE, is a completely new translation of the Bible, not a revision or an update of a previous English version. We know from Matthew 19:3-12 that divorce was acceptable for almost any reason to the most conservative Jews of that day. The resurrection of Jesus is presupposed throughout Hebrews… See How They All Connect. יד לְמַטֵּה נַפְתָּלִי, נַחְבִּי בֶּן-וָפְסִי. Those who are incarcerated are shown brotherly love when we visit them in prison, or at least correspond with them in prison. The robber shoved a pistol into the priestâs ribs and demanded that he produce his wallet. Third, loving oneâs brother is the incentive for fulfilling all of oneâs obligations to his brother: 8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. These Hebrew Christians have already suffered for their faith. I will not abandon you or leave you aloneâ (Joshua 1:5). In addition, we have become prayer partners with a church in Indonesia. Hebrews Outline. 4 Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting â all of which are out of character â but rather thanksgiving. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. 9 For the commandments, âDo not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet,â (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, âLove your neighbor as yourself.â 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. The poor believers were of little interest to the treasure-hunting Roman soldiers. Beginning in the Book of Genesis, we see the importance of showing hospitality to strangers. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. When he reaches Mesopotamia, he prays this prayer for guidance in finding the right wife for Isaac: âO Lord, God of my master Abraham, guide me today. Hebrews 11 provides us with a number of Old Testament examples of faith, so that it becomes clear that all who found acceptance with God did so on the basis of faith. 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?â 40 And the king will answer them, âI tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.â. Hebrews 7. Hebrews 9. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. The command given in Hebrews 13:2 is addressed to every believer and not just church leaders. 2 Do not neglect hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. It was just that these saints were having too much fun talking to one another to even notice that a stranger was among them. * [13:20–21] These verses constitute one of the most beautiful blessings in the New Testament. âWell, I donât rob priests,â the man said. 13 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. (AJ) We are sure that we have a clear conscience(AK) and desire to live honorably in every way. 1 Let brotherly love continue.. 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.. 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but … 7 For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with Godâs work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain. 14 I will say to a young woman, âPlease lower your jar so I may drink.â May the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac reply, âDrink, and Iâll give your camels water too.â In this way I will know that you have been faithful to my masterâ (Genesis 24:12-14). Today, I think there are other hindrances to hospitality to strangers. The translation project originally started as an attempt to provide an electronic version of a modern translation for electronic distribution over the Internet and on CD (compact disk). If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you. 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi. 13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. 34 âI give you a new commandment â to love one another. Hebrews 13:5 Context. Hebrews 3:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 3:13, NIV: "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called 'Today,' so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." 1 Brotherly love must continue. The authorâs citation, âI will never leave you and I will never abandon youâ (verse 6) calls three Old Testament texts to mind: âI am with you! Love sets the interests of others ahead of our own. 9 No widow should be put on the list unless she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband, 10 and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children, practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress â as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works (1 Timothy 5:9-10, emphasis mine). True love requires sexual purity, as we see in Ephesians 5: 1 Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children 2 and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. Hebrews 13 - NIV: Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. This is the edited manuscript of Lesson 33 in the series, Near to the Heart of God â A Study of the Book of Hebrews, prepared by Robert L. Deffinbaugh on April 26, 2009. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it() 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you … Then there are the examples of hospitality in the Book of Acts: After she [Lydia] and her household were baptized, she urged us, âIf you consider me to be a believer in the Lord, come and stay in my house.â And she persuaded us (Acts 16:15). 12— ἔξω τῆς παρεμβολῆς, without the camp) Hebrews 13… “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. 5 Compare these words with the instructions of our text in Hebrews 13:1-6. As he did so, the priestâs collar became visible, and the robber was completely taken aback as he realized he was robbing a priest. Hebrews 3:13, ESV: "But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the … Hebrews 13:1.Exhortation to enduring brotherly love. âHave a cigar?â the priest offered. Amplified: But be ever mindful of the days gone by in … Robert L. (Bob)Deffinbaugh graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with his Th.M. No doubt our author has these two incidents in mind when he writes that in showing hospitality to strangers âsome have entertained angels without knowing it.â I suspect that there have been other such encounters as well, which we may not know about for certain until we reach heaven. 7 For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. You cannot serve God and moneyâ (Luke 16:13). But her fatherâs hospitality was such that the Levite had to expend considerable effort to tear himself away from this home and its hospitality to make his way back to the hill country of Ephraim. Hebrews 13:3, ESV: "Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who … 3 I am also aware that you have persisted steadfastly, endured much for the sake of my name, and have not grown weary. Concluding Exhortations. For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy (2 Timothy 3:2, emphasis mine). and let her works praise her in the city gates (Proverbs 31:28b-31). 11:33). He then describes how he called out to God for help when he was in trouble in verse 5. 17 Have confidence in your leaders(AH) and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you(AI) as those who must give an account. As he was drawing his hand from his inside coat pocket, it brushed against some cigars that were there, along with his wallet. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others,(AF) for with such sacrifices(AG) God is pleased. 6 Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things Godâs wrath comes on the sons of disobedience. The jailer brought them into his house and set food before them, and he rejoiced greatly that he had come to believe in God, together with his entire household (Acts 16:34). 33 At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and afflictions, and at other times you came to share with others who were treated in that way. (Y) 13 Let us, then, go to him(Z) outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. The same assurance of Godâs presence and power is given to Joshua in Joshua 1. They have already practiced the things which the author calls them to do in our text: 32 But remember the former days when you endured a harsh conflict of suffering after you were enlightened. Hebrews 13 is the thirteenth (and the last) chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The author is anonymous, although the internal reference to "our brother Timothy" (Hebrews 13:23), caused a traditional attribution to Paul.This attribution has been disputed since the second century, … If a Christian is imprisoned because of his faith, then those who identify with that prisoner also testify to their faith. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. The term rendered honor is one that means precious, expensive, or of great value: 18 You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed â not by perishable things like silver or gold, 19 but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19, emphasis mine). Research Guide. We must begin by noting that the author does not forbid having earthly possessions. Furthermore, I believe that we honor marriage as Christians when both the husband and the wife honor (treasure) their God-given mates as a gift of great value. The author of Hebrews has mentioned the "conscience" several times (cf. It is thought by some that the sermon or letter actually ended with the benediction but these last few verses are sort of an addendum attached when the manuscript was actually sent by the courier. Did the people of Bethlehem lack hospitality toward Mary and Joseph, so that the Christ child had to be born in a stable? Comp. Marginal References + 1Th 4:9; 1Pe 1:22. Why was this the test that the servant devised to determine whether or not a young woman was the one God had chosen for Isaacâs wife? Who might be a stranger to me, thus providing me with the opportunity to obey this text? Hebrews 11. 21 And the commandment we have from him is this: that the one who loves God should love his fellow Christian too (1 John 4:20-21). 34 For in fact you shared the sufferings of those in prison, and you accepted the confiscation of your belongings with joy, because you knew that you certainly had a better and lasting possession (Hebrews 10:32-34).5. From what we read in 1 Peter 2:18â3:7, wives were often abused by their husbands, as were slaves. Showing hospitality was her first recorded act as a Christian. Hebrews 13. Let me begin by noting that our author does not speak of hospitality in general; he speaks specifically of showing hospitality to strangers. These âstrangersâ are clearly brothers in Christ who go about preaching the gospel. These ethics help to portray the true gospel to the world, encourage others to believe in Christ, and bring glory to God. First, an elder is a man who needs to set an example for all believers. The New Testament also provides us with instruction and examples pertaining to hospitality to strangers. In some cases, we have our intimidating dogs to let strangers know to keep their distance. We can fairly easily understand how persecution could cause some Christians to turn against one another, as Jesus indicates in Matthew 24. Showing hospitality to strangers is not a work that we do in order to earn our way to heaven, but it is one of the earmarks of a true believer that sets him or her apart from others. This is because I read about it years ago in Readers Digest (as I recall), under the caption, âKeeping the Faith.â The story is apparently true, told by a Roman Catholic Priest. I loved going into prisons where I would teach the Scriptures to inmates, some of whom were Christians. Because a Christian husbandâs relationship with his wife is a picture of Christâs relationship with the church, marital infidelity has profound implications. 3 Remember those in … Hebrews 3. Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. (AT), 22 Brothers and sisters, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for in fact I have written to you quite briefly.(AU). I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you!â (Genesis 28:15), âBe strong and courageous! May God work in our hearts to manifest brotherly love to those who share the same faith in the Lord Jesus. Identifying with those in prison also puts the Christian at risk. So τοιγαροῦν, at the beginning of chap. As time passes, I believe that we will see more and more persecution of the saints in our own country. The author writes, âBrotherly love must continue,â indicating that the Hebrew saints are already practicing brotherly love. Well surely it means that we should seek to be aware of the plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. 13 Let love of the brothers and sisters continue. We know that two of these âmenâ were angels, and the third person seems to be a pre-incarnate visitation of our Lord (see 18:17). In those days, people did not have the privacy that we experience today, and taking in a guest was quickly known to oneâs neighbors. He did not want to risk seeking shelter among pagans. i. For any who may yet be outside the faith, you are not only separated from fellowship with Christ; you are also deprived of the family fellowship that exists among true believers in Jesus. Where preaching Christ is a crime, offering a traveling preacher hospitality makes one an accomplice. 15 By him therefore let us offer the a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the b fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. When the Romans sacked Jerusalem, they tortured the rich Jews, forcing them to tell where they had hidden their riches. 4:4-7), 3. 10 Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another. Some forbade marriage (1 Timothy 4:1-5), while others tolerated it but discouraged normal sexual intimacy between a husband and his wife (see 1 Corinthians 7:1-5). Hebrews 11:33 (NKJV) who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, The author of Hebrews … There are several reasons why brotherly love is viewed as highly important and essential to the Christian life. 5 For you can be confident of this one thing: that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. âYou must not wrong a foreigner nor oppress him, for you were foreigners in the land of Egyptâ (Exodus 22:21). Everything that ever happens has been ordained by God before the foundation of the world. The apostle, having treated largely of Christ, and faith, and free grace, and gospel privileges, and warned the Hebrews against apostasy, now, in the close of all, recommends several excellent duties to them, as the proper fruits of faith (); he then bespeaks their prayers for him, and offers up his prayers to God for them, … (O) It is good for our hearts to be strengthened(P) by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods,(Q) which is of no benefit to those who do so. NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate(M) their faith. (AL), 20 Now may the God of peace,(AM) who through the blood of the eternal covenant(AN) brought back from the dead(AO) our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,(AP) 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will,(AQ) and may he work in us(AR) what is pleasing to him,(AS) through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. There is much more to this story, but I believe one of the reasons this account is recorded in Scripture is to show us that the Benjamites (one of the tribes of Israel) had become just as corrupt and worthy of judgment as the wicked men of Sodom (in Genesis 19). We noted that immediately after coming to faith in Jesus, Lydia invited Paul and his missionary band into her home (Acts 16:15).
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