Hebrews 13. Chapter 12 ended with an encouraging reminder about the nature of the new covenant (Hebrews 12:26–29). Proud member Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. 16. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Concluding Exhortations. suffer adversity--Greek, "are in evil state." Hence it is impossible to exceed the truth, and here is genuine praise. ( Hbr 13:1-3) Express brotherly love. suffered without the gate" of ceremonial Judaism, of which His crucifixion outside the gate of Jerusalem is a type. 23. our brother Timothy--So Paul, 1 Corinthians 4:17 , 2 Corinthians 1:1 , Colossians 1:1 , 1 Thessalonians 3:2 . 13… Footnotes. Study Hebrews 13 using B. W. Johnson’s Bible Commentary to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. The earthly Jerusalem proved to be no "abiding city," having been destroyed shortly after this Epistle was written, and with it fell the Jewish civil and religious polity; a type of the whole of our present earthly order of things soon to perish. Feel for, … Literally, "rightly," "becomingly.". Be content with your financial status . The author of Hebrews has mentioned the "conscience" several times (cf. It is the love of deep friendship and partnership. 42 Hughes, A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, p. 575. He who yesterday (proverbial for the past time) suffered and died, is to-day in glory ( Revelation 1:18 ). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. well-pleasing in his sight--( Isaiah 53:10 , Ephesians 5:10 ). But Hebrews 13:21 , "through Jesus Christ." Hebrews 13:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:13, NIV: "Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore." Hebrews 13:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:16, NIV: "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." Hebrews 13:13, ESV: "Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured." Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Our meat, which we by faith spiritually eat, is the flesh of Christ, in contrast to the typical ceremonial meats. The great prayer of Hebrews 13:20-21 draws a perfect picture of God and of Jesus. divers--differing from the one faith in the one and the same Jesus Christ, as taught by them who had the rule over you ( Hebrews 13:7 ). Remember the prisoners as if chained with them; those who are mistreated; since you yourselves are in the body also. If you are lonely then let this passage guide you to look for someone in need of help and you will alleviate the loneliness for both of you! Hebrews /. sanctify--Though not brought into the temple "sanctuary" ( Hebrews 13:11 ) His blood has been brought into the heavenly sanctuary, and "sanctifies the people" ( Hebrews 2:11 Hebrews 2:17 ), by cleansing them from sin, and consecrating them to God. everlasting--The everlastingness of the covenant necessitated the resurrection. On the seeming inconsistency with Galatians 6:11 , compare Note. He closes as he began ( Hebrews 1:1-14 ), with giving glory to Christ. 8. 9:9,14; 10:2,22; 13:18). Others, especially Romanists, translate, "in all things," as in Hebrews 13:18 . The same in the Old and in the New Testament. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! Hebrews 13:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:4, NIV: "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." God will judge--Most whoremongers escape the notice of human tribunals; but God takes particular cognizance of those whom man does not punish. Hebrews 13:4, ESV: "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous." Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the BibleHebrews 13. with such--and not mere ritualistic sacrifices. Two manifestations of "brotherly love," hospitality and care for those in bonds. Resources » NIV Application Commentary » Hebrews 13:5–6. Pray for us--Paul usually requests the Church's intercessions for him in closing his Epistles, just as he begins with assuring them of his having them at heart in his prayers (but in this Epistle not till Hebrews 13:20 Hebrews 13:21 ), Romans 15:30 . Paul's characteristic salutation in every one of his other thirteen Epistles, as he says himself, 1 Corinthians 16:21 1 Corinthians 16:23 , Colossians 4:18 , 2 Thessalonians 3:17 . This is difficult to speak about today, because many who aren’t married feel put off by an emphasis o… Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! do it--"watch for your soul's eternal salvation." The fiery ordeal of His suffering on the cross, answers to the burning of the victims; thereby His mere fleshly life was completely destroyed, as their bodies were; the second part of His offering was His carrying His blood into the heavenly holiest before God at His ascension, that it should be a perpetual atonement for the world's sin. The Jesus Christ (the full name being given, to mark with affectionate solemnity both His person and His office) who supported your spiritual rulers through life even unto their end "yesterday" (in times past), being at once "the Author and the Finisher of their faith" ( Hebrews 12:2 ), remains still the same Jesus Christ "to-day," ready to help you also, if like them you walk by "faith" in Him. And I appeal to you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words. for--Greek, "in behalf of." CHRYSOSTOM was deeply struck with these words, as he tells us [On the Priesthood, 6], "The fear of this threat continually agitates my soul." (13) The suffering “without the gate” was a symbol of His rejection by the Jews. Resources » NIV Application Commentary » Hebrews 13:5–6. Hebrews 13 The Message (MSG) Jesus Doesn’t Change. Some— Abraham and Lot. not with grief--at your disobedience; apprehending also that in the day of account you may be among the lost, instead of being their crown of rejoicing. A month ago this Hebrew “mini-series” began with the famous definition of faith found at 11:1: “Faith is the assurance [or substance] of things hoped for, the conviction [or proof] of things not seen.” The great Chapter 11 and its … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16" Hebrews 13 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. 24. all--The Scriptures are intended for all, young and old, not merely for ministers. to whom--to Christ. NIV Application Commentary – Hebrews 13:5–6 . 13 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Our high tech world leads to low touch with other people, which in turn leads to the rise in a sense of loneliness. As Jesus suffered without the gate, so spiritually must those who desire to belong to Him, withdraw from the earthly Jerusalem and its sanctuary, as from this world in general. we trust we have a good conscience--in spite of your former jealousies, and the charges of my Jewish enemies at Jerusalem, which have been the occasion of my imprisonment at Rome. To brotherly love (Hebrews 13:1), by which he does not only mean a general affection to all men, as our brethren by nature, all made of the same blood, nor that more limited affection which is due to those who are of the same immediate parents, but that special and spiritual affection which ought to exist among the children of God. Paul, though now at large, was still in Italy, whence he sends the salutations of Italian Christians ( Hebrews 13:24 ), waiting for Timothy to join him, so as to start for Jerusalem: we know from 1 Timothy 1:3 , he and Timothy were together at Ephesus after his departing from Italy eastward. without the camp--"outside the legal polity" [THEODORET] of Judaism (compare Hebrews 13:11 ) "Faith considers Jerusalem itself as a camp, not a city" [BENGEL]. entertained angels unawares--Abraham and Lot did so ( Genesis 18:2 , 19:1 ). . of their conversation--"manner of life": "religious walk" ( Galatians 1:13 , Ephesians 4:22 , 1 Timothy 4:12 , 3:13 ). So Aristarchus was imprisoned with Paul. Sacrifices Pleasing to God. The final chapter of the book of Hebrews offers instructions for Christian living and a farewell which includes both a prayer request and a benediction. God of peace--So Paul, Romans 15:33 , 16:20 , 2 Corinthians 13:11 , Philippians 4:9 , 1 Thessalonians 5:23 , 2 Thessalonians 3:16 . Hebrews 13:1-4 Love, Sex, and Marriage - John MacArthur. This is the last of four consecutive weeks that Hebrews has provided the second reading. The superior *apostle 3:1-4:13. 22. suffer the word--The Hebrews not being the section of the Church assigned to Paul (but the Gentiles), he uses gentle entreaty, rather than authoritative command. All who would be His must share the reproach which came upon Him, who was cast out by His people and crucified (Hebrews 11:26): they also must go forth “without the camp,” forsaking the company of His foes. Few, in an Epistle which is more of a treatise than an Epistle (compare 1 Peter 5:12 ). ( D) The "blood" was the seal of the everlasting covenant entered into between the Father and Son; in virtue of the Son's blood, first Christ was raised, then Christ's people shall be so ( Zechariah 9:11 , seemingly referred to here; Acts 20:28 ). Hebrews 4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do (NASB: Lockman). Those from Italy greet you. To obviate the natural distrust felt of strangers, Paul says, an unknown guest may be better than he looks: he may be unexpectedly found to be as much a messenger of God for good, as the angels (whose name means messenger) are; nay more, if a Christian, he represents Christ Himself. whose faith--even unto death: probably death by martyrdom, as in the case of the instances of faith in Hebrews 11:35 . Hebrews 4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do (NASB: Lockman). Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 40 Clarke, Commentary on Hebrews, v. 13:10. Wherefore Jesus--In order that the Antitype might fulfil the type. 13 Let () brotherly love continue. Whatever good we do, God does in us. Those Hebrews who clung to the earthly sanctuary are representatives of all who cling to this earth. It speaks of eternal redemption, eternal inheritance, the eternal Spirit even.. << Hebrews 12 | Hebrews 13 | James 1 >>. Greet all those who rule over you, and all the saints. an altar--the cross of Christ, whereon His body was offered. In other Epistles Paul includes the rulers in his exhortations. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. one to come--( Hebrews 2:5 , Hebrews 11:10 Hebrews 11:14 Hebrews 11:16 , 12:22 , Philippians 3:20 ). I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee--A promise tantamount to this was given to Jacob ( Genesis 28:15 ), to Israel ( Deuteronomy 31:6 Deuteronomy 31:8 ), to Joshua ( Joshua 1:5 ), to Solomon ( 1 Chronicles 28:20 ). is set at liberty--from prison. Hebrews 13 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; Hebrews 13:7-14 The Antidote for False Teaching - Steven Cole; Hebrews 13:7-14 Steadfastness, Separation, Sacrifice - John MacArthur; LET US BE IMITATORS AND BEAR HIS REPROACH. Hebrews 13:9 . BIRKS translates, "dismissed," "sent away," namely, on a mission to Greece, as Paul promised ( Philippians 2:19 ). "As night comes between yesterday and to-day, and yet night itself is swallowed up by yesterday and to-day, so the "suffering" did not so interrupt the glory of Jesus Christ which was of yesterday, and that which is to-day, as not to continue to be the same. 16. There should always be plenty of this kind of love among Christians, and it should continue. 13:1-6 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. 1. brotherly love--a distinct special manifestation of "charity" or "love" ( 2 Peter 1:7 ). 3. He will neither withdraw His presence ("never leave thee") nor His help ("nor forsake thee") [BENGEL]. It is here first in the letter he mentions himself, in a way so unobtrusive, as not to prejudice his Hebrew readers against him, which would have been the result had he commenced this as his other Epistles, with authoritatively announcing his name and apostolic commission. 41 Quoted in Wuest, Hebrews in the Greek New Testament , p. 237. You have to hold to this truth whether you have to suffer for it or not. Good conscience produces confidence, where the Holy Spirit rules the conscience ( Romans 9:1 ). But the word for love used in Hebrews 13:1 is philadelphia, coming from the root philia. It is used in Revelation 22:21 , written subsequently, and in CLEMENT OF ROME. Contrast with this servile worship ours. EXHORTATION TO VARIOUS GRACES, ESPECIALLY CONSTANCY IN FAITH, FOLLOWING JESUS AMIDST REPROACHES. This Epistle was among those written later, when many of the heads of the Jerusalem Church had passed away. of Proud member Genesis 18:2; Genesis 19:1. Each one must for himself make choice either of the synagogue or of the church of Christ; between the two there can be … Feel for, … must give account--The strongest stimulus to watchfulness ( Mark 13:34-37 ). The Church of Jerusalem, to which in part this Epistle was addressed, was distinguished by this grace, we know from Acts (compare Hebrews 6:10 , 10:32-34 , Hebrews 12:12 Hebrews 12:13 ). Hebrews 13:20-21 explains the way we offer pleasing "sacrifices" "Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to Whom be the glory forever and ever. The point of Hebrews 13:5–6 is that the Lord will provide all that we need for a life founded on faith. Jesus is superior to Moses 3:1-6. v1 Brothers and sisters in Christ … Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. 11, 12. (13) The suffering “without the gate” was a symbol of His rejection by the Jews. "One experiences adversity almost his whole life, as Jacob; another in youth, as Joseph; another in manhood, as Job; another in old age" [BENGEL]. Hebrews 13:13. Compare Psalms 119:108 , Romans 12:1 . All rights reserved. Hebrews 13:5–6. It was an old saying of the rabbis, "At a future time all sacrifices shall cease, but praises shall not cease." 14. here--on earth. 21. Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Remember--so as to imitate: not to invoke in prayer, as Rome teaches. You yourselves are in the body - This is not an easy phrase to interpret as is even reflected by the different ways the various translations handle this verse. There is a reference to Exodus 33:7 , when the tabernacle was moved without the camp, which had become polluted by the people's idolatry of the golden calves; so that "every one who sought the Lord went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation (as Moses called the tabernacle outside the camp), which was without the camp"; a lively type of what the Hebrews should do, namely, come out of the carnal worship of the earthly Jerusalem to worship God in Christ in spirit, and of what we all ought to do, namely, come out from all carnalism, worldly formalism, and mere sensuous worship, and know Jesus in His spiritual power apart from worldliness, seeing that "we have no continuing city" ( Hebrews 13:14 ). Hebrews 13:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:13, NIV: "Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore." that I may be restored to you--( Philemon 1:22 ). for--reason why they who serve the tabernacle, are excluded from share in Christ; because His sacrifice is not like one of those sacrifices in which they had a share but answers to one which was "wholly burned" outside (the Greek is "burnt completely," "consumed by burning"), and which consequently they could not eat of. [BENGEL]. It is only spoken of in chapter 8:34, and an allusion in chapter 10:6. . We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. He was put to death as a malefactor. It is therefore like a divine adage. This threefold mention of the rulers is peculiar to this Epistle. Amen. (Hebrews 13 Commentary - William Barclay's Daily Study Bible) LONELINESS. Hebrews 13:5–6. to do this--to pray for me. Gay immoralities will then be regarded in a very different light from what they are now. Genesis 18:2; Genesis 19:1. Bible> Commentaries> Hebrews 13:9. Hebrews 13:16, ESV: "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." Of course, plenty of faithful believers have experienced severe financial hardship, and many have even died from exposure, thirst, hun­ger, disease, and worse. Feel for, comfort, and support each other; and remember that … Obey them that have the rule over you--(Compare Hebrews 13:7 Hebrews 13:24). Entreats them to bear the word of exhortation, mentions Timothy, and concludes with the apostolical benediction, Hebrews 13:22-25. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. that--Grief in your pastors is unprofitable for you, for it weakens their spiritual power; nay, more, "the groans (so the Greek for 'grief') of other creatures are heard; how much more of pastors!" They of Italy--not merely the brethren at Rome, but of other places in Italy. Even in the most troublous and distressing situation, he can bring peace to men's souls. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. 17. He says here "all," for the Hebrews whom he addresses were not all in one place, though the Jerusalem Hebrews are chiefly addressed. A month ago this Hebrew “mini-series” began with the famous definition of faith found at 11:1: “Faith is the assurance [or substance] of things hoped for, the conviction [or proof] of things not seen.” The great Chapter 11 and its … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16" He contrasts with the Jews, who serve an earthly sanctuary, the Christians to whom the altar in heaven stands open, while it is closed against the Jews. Related Commentaries for Hebrews 13. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 20. a. However, some kind of previous detention is implied before his being let go to Philippi. The transition is natural from their earthly pastors ( Hebrews 13:17 ), to the Chief Pastor, as in 1 Peter 5:1-4 . Let brotherly love continue. If they must render God an account of their negligence, so must you for your ingratitude to them [GROTIUS]. Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-6. 7. Greek: kai ouk estin ktisi s aphanes enopion autou, panta de gumna kai tetrachelismena toi s ophthalmois autou, pros on hemin ho logos.. Amplified: And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open … Hebrews 13:10. Some— Abraham and Lot. bearing--as Simon of Cyrene did. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. have spoken unto you--"spake" (so the Greek aorist means) during their lifetime. John Darby’s Synopsis; The Geneva Study Bible; John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible; Jamieson, Faussett, and Brown; B. W. Johnson’s Bible Commentary; Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) Wesley’s Explanatory Notes; Hebrews 13 audio bible As the "altar" was mentioned in Hebrews 13:10 , so the "sacrifices" here (compare 1 Peter 2:5 , namely, praise and doing good, Hebrews 13:16 ). 13 1-4 Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. So God will be provoked to avenge on you their "groaning" (Greek). being yourselves also in the body--and so liable to the adversities incident to the natural body, which ought to dispose you the more to sympathize with them, not knowing how soon your own turn of suffering may come. ( C) 3 Continue to remember those in prison. The Greek, is used of decease ( Luke 9:31 , 2 Peter 1:15 ). of praise--for salvation. But the warning being against lasciviousness, the contrast to "whoremongers and adulterers" in the parallel clause, requires the "in all" in this clause to refer to persons. 9:9,14; 10:2,22; 13:18). Sacrifices Pleasing to God. There should always be plenty of this kind of love among Christians, and it should continue. Let brotherly love continue - Be all of one heart and one soul. He says, "serve the tabernacle," not "serve IN the tabernacle." 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 ( Hebrews 13:1-17) he then bespeaks their prayers for him, and offers up his prayers to God for them, gives them some … 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby () some have entertained angels unawares. 19. the rather--Greek, "I the more abundantly beseech you." his own--not blood of animals. Hi, Sign out . fruit of our lips--( Isaiah 57:19 , Hosea 14:2 ). "Jesus Christ, yesterday and to-day (is) the same, and (shall be the same) unto the ages (that is, unto all ages)." Compare Ezekiel 34:23 and Jesus' own words, John 10:2 John 10:11 John 10:14 . The power of Jesus' redemption and the indwelling Spirit has removed the fear of God and shame of past sins and replaced them with a joy, peace, confidence, not in … Hebrews 13:7-14 Steadfastness, Separation, Sacrifice - John MacArthur Amplified - Therefore Jesus also suffered and died outside the [city’s] gate in order that (expresses the purpose) He might purify and consecrate the people through [the shedding of] His own blood and set them apart as holy [for God]. The sin offerings are twofold: the outward, whose blood was sprinkled on the outward altar, and of whose bodies the priests might eat; and the inward, the reverse. 13. therefore--This "therefore" breathes the deliberate fortitude of believers [BENGEL]. He is always "the same" ( Hebrews 1:12 ). Hebrews 13:1-25 . Judaism and Gnosticism combined were soon about to throw discredit on marriage. So Paul exhorts, 1 Thessalonians 5:12 1 Thessalonians 5:13 . Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. Compare "this same Jesus," Acts 1:11 . The power of Jesus' redemption and the indwelling Spirit has removed the fear of God and shame of past sins and replaced them with a joy, peace, confidence, … Have entertained angels unawares — So may an unknown guest, even now, be of more worth than he appears, and may have angels attending him, though unseen. . It was important he should not seem to set himself in opposition to their guides, but rather strengthen their hands; he claims no authority directly or indirectly over these rulers themselves [BIRKS]. the end--the termination, at death. with joy--at your obedience; anticipating, too, that you shall be their "joy" in the day of giving account ( Philippians 4:1 ). 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Have entertained angels unawares — So may an unknown guest, even now, be of more worth than he appears, and may have angels attending him, though unseen. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In chapter 12, the author contrasted Moses’ experience at Mount Sinai (12:18-21) with what we can expect to experience at Mount Zion—the city of the living God—the heavenly Jerusalem (12:22-24). which have not profited--Greek, "in which they who walked were not profited"; namely, in respect to justification, perfect cleansing of the conscience, and sanctification. Make you perfect--properly said of healing a rent; join you together in perfect harmony [BENGEL]. He is the same yesterday, before He came into the world, and to-day, in heaven. without the camp--in which were the tabernacle and Levitical priests and legal worshippers, during Israel's journey through the wilderness; replaced afterwards by Jerusalem (containing the temple), outside of whose walls Jesus was crucified. This ancient Greek word speaks of a brotherly friendship and affection. 10. He probably left Timothy there and went to Philippi as he had promised. without the gate--of Jerusalem; as if unworthy of the society of the covenant-people. with such--and not mere ritualistic sacrifices. The Judaizing of the Hebrews was calculated to sow seeds of discord among them, of disobedience to their pastors ( Hebrews 13:17 ), and of alienation towards Paul. He would not conclude without mentioning 'the connecting link between the two truths mainly discussed; the one perfect sacrifice and the continual priestly intercession--the depth of His humiliation and the height of His glory--the "altar" of the cross and the ascension to the heavenly Holy of Holies. Leviticus 6:30 , gives the general rule, "No sin offering whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten; it shall be burnt in the fire." brought again from the dead--Greek, "brought up," &c.: God brought the Shepherd; the Shepherd shall bring the flock. Compare on "walked," Acts 21:21 ; namely, with superstitious scrupulosity, as though the worship of God in itself consisted in such legal observances. Stephen, James the brother of our Lord and bishop of Jerusalem, as well as James the brother of John ( Acts 12:2 ), in the Palestinian Church, which Paul addresses, suffered martyrdom. What was said to them, extends also to us. Chapter 12 ended with an encouraging reminder about the nature of the new covenant (Hebrews 12:26–29). 25. honestly--"in a good way." It is a perilous responsibility for a man to have to give account for others' deeds, who is not sufficient for his own [ESTIUS, from AQUINAS]. For just as "the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by . Not unconscious and forgetful of the duty, they have unconsciously brought on themselves the blessing. There is a play on the same Greek word, Be not forgetful and unaware; let not the duty of hospitality to strangers escape you; for, by entertaining strangers, it has escaped the entertainers that they were entertaining angels. Hebrews 13:9 Commentaries: Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. 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