1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
1 Divers admonitions, as to charity, 4 to honest life, 5 to avoid covetousness, 7 to regard God's preachers, 9 to take heed of strange doctrines, 10 to confess Christ, 16 to give alms, 17 to obey governors, 18 to pray for the apostle. 20 The conclusion.
13:1 ¶ Let the charity of the brotherhood abide in you.
13:2 And hospitality do not forget: for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels.
13:3 Remember them that are in bands, as if you were bound with them: and them that labour, as being yourselves also in the body.
13:4 Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. For fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
13:5 Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.
13:6 So that we may confidently say: The Lord is my helper: I will not fear what man shall do to me.
13:7 Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation,
13:8 Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today: and the same for ever.
13:9 Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats: which have not profited those that walk in them.
13:10 We have an altar whereof they have no power to eat who serve the tabernacle.
13:11 For the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the holies by the high priest for sin are burned without the camp.
13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate.
13:13 Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
13:14 For, we have not here a lasting city: but we seek one that is to come.
13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name.
13:16 And do not forget to do good and to impart: for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained.
13:17 Obey your prelates and be subject to them. For they watch as being to render an account of your souls: that they may do this with joy and not with grief. For this is not expedient for you.
13:18 Pray for us. For we trust we have a good conscience, being willing to behave ourselves well in all things.
13:19 And I beseech you the more to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
13:20 And may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great pastor of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the blood of the everlasting testament,
13:21 Fit you in all goodness, that you may do his will; doing in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen.
13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, that you suffer this word of consolation. For I have written to you in a few words.
13:23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty: with whom (if he come shortly) I will see you.
13:24 Salute all your prelates and all the saints. The brethren from Italy salute you.
13:25 Grace be with you all. Amen.
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