Bible, Ethician Version
 Thou hast
loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath
anointed thee with the oil of gladness.
 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
 Therefore we
ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at
any time we should let them slip.
 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
 For every
house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
 For the earth
which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs
meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love.
 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us
lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us
run with patience the race that is set before us,
 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
 Let brotherly love continue.
 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have.
 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines.
 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.