| 1 For the law having a shadow of the good things to come,
not the very image of the things, can never with the same sacrifices year by
year, which they offer continually, make perfect them that draw nigh.
2 Else would they not have ceased to be offered? because the worshippers,
having been once cleansed, would have had no more consciousness of sins.
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance made of sins year
by year. 4 For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should
take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not,
But a body didst thou prepare for me;
6 In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hadst no
7 Then said I, Lo, I am come (In the roll of the book it is written of
To do thy will, O God.
8 Saying above, Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and
sacrifices for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein
(the which are offered according to the law), 9 then hath he said, Lo, I
am come to do thy will. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the
second. 10 By which will we have been sanctified through the offering of
the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest indeed standeth
day by day ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, the which
can never take away sins: 12 but he, when he had offered one sacrifice for
sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 henceforth expecting
till his enemies be made the footstool of his feet. 14 For by one offering
he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15 And the Holy
Spirit also beareth witness to us; for after he hath said,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them
After those days, saith the Lord:
I will put my laws on their heart,
And upon their mind also will I write them;
then saith he,
17 And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by
the blood of Jesus, 20 by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and
living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 and
having a great priest over the house of God; 22 let us draw near
with a true heart in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an
evil conscience: and having our body washed with pure water, 23 let us
hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for he is faithful
that promised: 24 and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and
good works; 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of
some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see
the day drawing nigh. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have
received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for
sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness
of fire which shall devour the adversaries. 28 A man that hath set at
nought Moses law dieth without compassion on the word of two or three
witnesses: 29 of how much sorer punishment, think ye, shall he be judged
worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the
blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and hath
done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that said,
Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense. And again, The Lord shall
judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the
living God. 32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye
were enlightened, ye endured a great conflict of sufferings; 33 partly,
being made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly,
becoming partakers with them that were so used. 34 For ye both had
compassion on them that were in bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of you
possessions, knowing that ye have for yourselves a better possession and an
abiding one. 35 Cast not away therefore your boldness, which hath great
recompense of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, having done
the will of God, ye may receive the promise.
37 For yet a very little while,
He that cometh shall come, and shall not tarry.
38 But my righteous one shall live by faith:
And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them that shrink back unto perdition; but of them
that have faith unto the saving of the soul.
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