Hebrews 13



Hebrews 13 combines practical advice for Christian living with final exhortations, emphasizing love, hospitality, contentment, remembrance of leaders, and a steadfast focus on the unchanging nature of Jesus Christ. The chapter concludes with a prayer for God's grace and a benediction affirming the eternal covenant through the sacrifice of Jesus.


  1. Brotherly Love and Hospitality (Hebrews 13:1-3): The author encourages the believers to continue in brotherly love, showing hospitality to strangers. They are reminded that some have entertained angels unknowingly. The exhortation includes a call to remember and show empathy to those in prison and those who are mistreated.
  2. Honoring Marriage and Contentment (Hebrews 13:4-6): The sanctity of marriage is emphasized, and believers are encouraged to honor it. Contentment is praised, with a reminder that the Lord is the ultimate source of security and satisfaction.
  3. Remembering Leaders and Staying Steadfast (Hebrews 13:7-9): The believers are urged to remember and imitate their leaders who spoke the word of God to them. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, providing a foundation for steadfast faith and trust in God's unchanging nature.
  4. The Superiority of Christ's Sacrifice (Hebrews 13:10-14): The author highlights the significance of partaking in Christ's sacrifice, stating that those who served the tabernacle had no right to eat from the altar. Believers are encouraged to go outside the camp, bearing the reproach of Christ, as this world is not their permanent home.
  5. Final Exhortations and Benediction (Hebrews 13:15-25): The chapter concludes with various exhortations, including praising God with sacrifices of praise, doing good, and obeying leaders. The author prays for God's grace to be with the believers and sends greetings from those with him. The letter closes with a benediction, emphasizing the eternal covenant through the blood of Jesus.