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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 whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.

23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.

24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

25 Grace be with you all. Amen. (Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Timothy.)


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Matthew Henry's Hebrews Chapter 13 Bible commentary...

Exhortations to various duties, and to be content with what Providence allots. (1-6) To respect the instructions of faithful pastors, with cautions against being carried away by strange doctrines. (7-15) Further exhortations to duties, that relate to God, to our neighbour, and to those set over us in the Lord. (16-21) This epistle to be seriously considered. (22-25)1-6 The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. The sin opposed to this grace and duty is covetousness, an over-eager desire for the wealth of this world, with envy of those who have more than ourselves. Having treasures in heaven, we may be content with mean things here. Those who cannot be so, would not be content though God raised their condition. Adam was in paradise, yet not contented; some angels in heaven were not contented; but the apostle Paul, though abased and empty, had learned in every state, in any state, to be content. Christians have reason to be contented with their present lot. This promise contains the sum and substance of all the promises; "I will never, no, never leave thee, no, never forsake thee." In the original there are no less than five negatives put together, to confirm the promise: the true believer shall have the gracious presence of God with him, in life, at death, and for ever. Men can do nothing against God, and God can make all that men do against his people, to turn to their good.

7-15 The instructions and examples of ministers, who honourably and comfortably closed their testimony, should be particularly remembered by survivors. And though their ministers were some dead, others dying, yet the great Head and High Priest of the church, the Bishop of their souls, ever lives, and is ever the same. Christ is the same in the Old Testament day. as in the gospel day, and will be so to his people for ever, equally merciful, powerful, and all-sufficient. Still he fills the hungry, encourages the trembling, and welcomes repenting sinners: still he rejects the proud and self-righteous, abhors mere profession, and teaches all whom he saves, to love righteousness, and to hate iniquity. Believers should seek to have their hearts established in simple dependence on free grace, by the Holy Spirit, which would comfort their hearts, and render them proof against delusion. Christ is both our Altar and our Sacrifice; he sanctifies the gift. The Lord's supper is the feast of the gospel passover. Having showed that keeping to the Levitical law would, according to its own rules, keep men from the Christian altar, the apostle adds, Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp; go forth from the ceremonial law, from sin, from the world, and from ourselves. Living by faith in Christ, set apart to God through his blood, let us willingly separate from this evil world. Sin, sinners, nor death, will not suffer us to continue long here; therefore let us go forth now by faith and seek in Christ the rest and peace which this world cannot afford us. Let us bring our sacrifices to this altar, and to this our High Priest, and offer them up by him. The sacrifice of praise to God, we should offer always. In this are worship and prayer, as well as thanksgiving.

16-21 We must, according to our power, give to the necessities of the souls and bodies of men: God will accept these offerings with pleasure, and will accept and bless the offerers through Christ. The apostle then states what is their duty to living ministers; to obey and submit to them, so far as is agreeable to the mind and will of God, made known in his word. Christians must not think themselves too wise, too good, or too great, to learn. The people must search the Scriptures, and so far as the ministers teach according to that rule, they ought to receive their instructions as the word of God, which works in those that believe. It is the interest of hearers, that the account their ministers give of them may be with joy, and not with grief. Faithful ministers deliver their own souls, but the ruin of a fruitless and faithless people will be upon their own heads. The more earnestly the people pray for their ministers, the more benefit they may expect from their ministry. A good conscience has respect to all God's commands, and all our duty. Those who have this good conscience, yet need the prayers of others. When ministers come to a people who pray for them, they come with greater satisfaction to themselves, and success to the people. We should seek all our mercies by prayer. God is the God of peace, fully reconciled to believers; who has made a way for peace and reconciliation between himself and sinners, and who loves peace on earth, especially in his churches. He is the Author of spiritual peace in the hearts and consciences of his people. How firm a covenant is that which has its foundation in the blood of the Son of God! The perfecting of the saints in every good work, is the great thing desired by them, and for them; and that they may at length be fitted for the employment and happiness of heaven. There is no good thing wrought in us, but it is the work of God. And no good thing is wrought in us by God, but through Christ, for his sake and by his Spirit.

22-25 So bad are men, and even believers, through the remainders of their corruption, that when the most important, comfortable doctrine is delivered to them for their own good, and that with the most convincing evidence, there is need of earnest entreaty and exhortation that they would bear it, and not fall out with it, neglect it, or reject it. It is good to have the law of holy love and kindness written in the hearts of Christians, one towards another. Religion teaches men true civility and good breeding. It is not ill-tempered or uncourteous. Let the favour of God be toward you, and his grace continually working in you, and with you, bringing forth the fruits of holiness, as the first-fruits of glory.


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Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Hebrews Chapter 13 comment on 10/24/2014, 5:40am...

I would like to make a correction to my post 10 06 14. The Baptism that we receive according to Acts 2 38 is symbolic to the burial of Jesus Christ.


Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Hebrews Chapter 13 comment on 10/16/2014, 9:45pm...

Part 5 of 5 When the church was set up there were only two offices that the Bible distinctly stated that men hold and that is the office of a Bishop and a Deacon. The other offices that was set up in the church there is no restriction on being a male or a female, 1 Corinthians 12 28 And God hat set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Then you have the spiritual gifts that operate in the church for the perfecting of the saints. These do not have any restriction on being male or female, these are the diversity of Spiritual Gifts Ephesians 4 11 And he gave some, apostles and some prophets and some, evangelists and some, pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ


Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Hebrews Chapter 13 comment on 10/16/2014, 9:44pm...

Part 4 of 5 Now you stated that there are no women preachers in the Bible? However, There is Priscilla of the husband and wife team of Aquila and Priscilla, Acts 18 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly . If you read Romans Chapter 16 you will find devout women who labored in the Lord. Priscilla and Aquila had a church in their home. When you are truly saved in Christ Jesus, there is the following, Galatians 3 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female for ye are all one in Christ Jesus .


Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Hebrews Chapter 13 comment on 10/16/2014, 9:44pm...

Part 3 of 5 The last part of the salvation plan is a gift that only God himself can give to a person. This gift is the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the spirit of God give utterance. This represents the resurrection, because you cannot go up if you do not have it all. There are many examples of this also found in the Book of Acts as well is on April 6, 1906 and on through 1915 there was a fervent filling of the Holy Ghost on Azusa Street in Los Angeles, California. The revival was characterized by ecstatic spiritual experiences accompanied by miracles, dramatic worship services, speaking in tongues, and inter racial mingling. The participants were criticized by the secular media and Christian theologians for behaviors considered to be outrageous and unorthodox, especially at the time. Today, the revival is considered by historians to be the primary catalyst for the spread of Pentecostalism in the 20th century . Wikipedia, Los Angeles Journal, and Enrichment Journal


Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Hebrews Chapter 13 comment on 10/16/2014, 9:42pm...

Part 2 of 5 The baptism means to submerge in water. The Greek word baptizo means to dip or to plunge. The symbolic meaning of the baptism is the death. There are many examples of this throughout the Book of Acts. The baptism is so important that in Acts 19 1 7 these 12 men had to be rebaptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.


Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Hebrews Chapter 13 comment on 10/16/2014, 9:42pm...

Part 1 of 5 Hello Myron Watkins I do not know if you are addressing me, however, I would like to comment on behalf of all women preachers, teachers, Evangelist, pastors. First of all Acts 2 38 is the plan of salvation. The death, burial, and resurrection that you speak of goes like the following Repentance is a symbolic death. When a person truly repents it will affect his or hers entire being. The intellect like the parable of the two sons, Matthew 21 29. True repentance is a godly sorrow and will affect emotions, 2 Corinthians 7 9 10. True repentance will affect a person s will and a turning around, The Great Decision Of the Prodigal Son, Luke 15 18. In Ezekiel 14 6 the people were instructed to repent and turn.


Myron Watkins's Hebrews Chapter 13 comment on 10/15/2014, 1:04pm...

It has all greived me when scripture is given not in simplicity, but that simplicity is destoyed when men male or female mishandle the word of God Act2 38 says repent meaning by believing upon Jesus you have seen the error of sin! in your life and that by your own goodnes you cannot please God, by receiving his provision of grace to be saved Jesus! The perfect lamb of God. And then through baptism of water symbolize the death, burial, and resurrection. And ye shall receive the gift of the holy ghost! not maybe, but ye shall, so when a jezebel representing a false doctrine being taught by a false prophetess seducing the servants of God! beware of this and read with the understanding there men from all nations who heard them speak in their own tongues, which a fufilling of prophecy that all the families of the earth will be bless through the seed of Abraham Jesus all who would believe the gospel and get this there is nowhere is scripture that a woman has ever preached Exodus 35 All the people where allow to give unto the building of the tabernacle, but no women were allowed to do the work inside, except the preist and levites and the tabernacle was a picture of Christ! The same yesterday and today, and forever! God bless you all Pastor......


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