(The Fourth Warning --
Come Forward to the Holy of Holies
and Do Not Shrink Back to Judaism
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.