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THE EPISTLE
TO THE
HEBREWS

CHAPTER 10


1 For the law, having a ashadow of the bgood things to come, not the image itself of the things, can cnever by the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, dperfect those who draw near.

2 Otherwise would they not have aceased to be offered, because those worshipping, having once been purified, would have no longer had the bconsciousness of sins?

3 But in those sacrifices there is a bringing to mind of sins ayear by year;

4 For it is aimpossible for the bblood of bulls and goats to ctake away sins.

5 Therefore, coming into the world, He says, a"Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a bbody You have prepared for Me.

6 In aburnt offerings and bsacrifices for sin You did not delight.

7 Then I said, Behold, I have come a(in the 1roll of the book it is written concerning Me) to do Your 2bwill, O God.''

8 Saying above, "Sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You did not desire nor delight in'' (which are offered according to the law),

9 He then has said, "Behold, I have come to do Your will.'' He takes away the 1first that He may establish the 1second,

10 By which awill we have been bsanctified through the coffering of the dbody of Jesus Christ 1eonce for all.

11 And every priest 1stands daily, ministering and offering often the same sacrifices, which can anever bremove sins;

12 But this One, having aoffered one bsacrifice for sins, 1csat down 2forever on the right hand of God,

13 Henceforth waiting until His aenemies are made the footstool for His feet.

14 For by aone offering He has 1bperfected forever those who are being csanctified.

15 And the aHoly Spirit also testifies to us, for after having said,

16 a"This is the covenant which I will covenant with them after those days, says the Lord: I will impart My laws upon their hearts, and upon their mind I will inscribe them,''

17 He then says, "And atheir sins and their lawlessnesses I shall by no means remember anymore.''

18 Now where forgiveness of these is, there is ano longer an offering for sin.


(The Fourth Warning --
Come Forward to the Holy of Holies
and Do Not Shrink Back to Judaism
10:19-39)

19 Having therefore, brothers, aboldness for 1bentering the cHoly of Holies in the dblood of Jesus,

20 Which entrance He initiated for us as a 1new and living away through the 2bveil, that is, His cflesh,

21 And having a agreat bPriest over the chouse of God,

22 Let us 1acome forward to the bHoly of Holies with a true heart in full cassurance of faith, having our hearts dsprinkled from an evil conscience and having our 2bodies ewashed with 2pure water.

23 Let us ahold fast the bconfession of our chope unwavering, for He who has promised is dfaithful;

24 And let us consider one another so as to incite one another to love and good works,

25 Not 1abandoning our own 2assembling together, as the custom with some is, but aexhorting one another; and so much the more as you see the bday drawing cnear.

26 For when we 1sin willfully after receiving the knowledge of the 2truth, there 3ano longer remains a bsacrifice of bulls and goats for sins,

27 But a certain afearful expectation of bjudgment and cfervor of fire, which is to dconsume the adversaries.

28 aAnyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without compassion on the testimony of btwo or three witnesses.

29 aBy bhow much do you think he will be thought worthy of 1worse punishment who has 2ctrampled underfoot the Son of God and has 3considered dthe blood of the covenant by which he was esanctified a common thing and has 4insulted the fSpirit of grace?

30 For we know Him who said, 1a"Vengeance is Mine; I will repay''; and again, b"The Lord will cjudge His people.''

31 It is a afearful thing to fall into the hands of the bliving God.

32 But call to mind the former days, in which, having been aenlightened, you endured a great bconflict of csufferings;

33 On one hand, being made a 1aspectacle both in breproaches and in afflictions, and on the other, having become cpartakers with those who are treated the same.

34 For you both sympathized with those in abonds and accepted with bjoy the plundering of your possessions, knowing that you yourselves have a 1better cpossession and one that abides.

35 Do not cast away therefore your aboldness, which has great 1breward.

36 For you have need of aendurance in order that, having done the 1will of God, you may obtain the 2bpromise.

37 "For in yet a very little while the Coming One will acome and will not delay.

38 But My arighteous one shall live bby 1faith; and if he shrinks back, My soul does not delight in him.''

39 But we are not of those who 1shrink back to 2ruin but of them who have faith to the 3againing of the soul.