Hebrews 10

1For the law having a shadow of the good things that are coming, not the same substance of the events, with the same sacrifices that are offered continually each year, they are never able to fully perfect those who are approaching. 2Otherwise would they not have ceased being offered, because of those who worship, once having been cleansed, to have no further conscience of sins? 3But in them is a reminder of sins each year. 4For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5Therefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering thou did not desire, but thou prepared for me a body. 6In whole burnt offerings, and for sin thou were not pleased. 7Then I said, Lo, I come (in the volume of a book it is written about me) to do thy will, O God, 8saying above, Sacrifice and offering and whole burnt offerings and for sin thou did not desire, nor were thou pleased with things that are offered according to the law. 9Then he said, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He takes away the first, so that he may establish the second. 10By which will we are sanctified through the one time offering of the body of Jesus Christ. 11And indeed every priest stands daily serving and offering the same sacrifices often, which can never take away sins. 12But this man, having offered one sacrifice on behalf of sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13waiting henceforth until his enemies are placed a footstool of his feet. 14For by one offering he has fully perfected forever those being sanctified. 15And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, after indeed foretelling, 16This is the covenant that I will ordain with them after those days, says the Lord, giving my laws on their hearts, and on their minds I will write them, 17and, Their sins and their lawlessness I will, no, not further remember. 18Now where there is remission of these, there is no more offering for sin. 19Having therefore, brothers, boldness for entrance into the holy things by the blood of Jesus, 20which he inaugurated for us, a new and living way through the curtain, that is, his flesh, 21and a great priest over the house of God, 22let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our body washed in pure water. 23Let us hold firm the affirmation of the hope unwavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us examine each other for provocation of love and good works. 25Not forsaking the assembling together of ourselves, as is the habit of some, but exhorting, and so much the more as long as ye see the day approaching. 26For when we sin willfully after taking the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more a sacrifice for sins, 27but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and of fire, a fervor that is going to devour the opposition. 28Any man who has disregarded the law of Moses dies without mercies from two or three witnesses. 29By how much worse punishment do ye think he will deserve who has trampled the Son of God, and who considered profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and who treated the Spirit of grace contemptuously? 30For we know him who said, Vengeance is for me, I will repay, says the Lord. And again, The Lord will judge his people. 31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32But remember the former days, in which, after being enlightened, ye endured a great contest of sufferings, 33partly made a spectacle, both by reviling and afflictions, and partly having become companions of those so treated. 34For ye were both compassionate about my bonds, and ye accepted with joy the plundering of your possessions, knowing yourselves to have a superior and an enduring existence in the heavens. 35Therefore do not throw off your boldness, which has great recompense of reward. 36For ye have need of perseverance, so that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise. 37For yet a very little while, he who is coming will come, and will not delay. 38But the righteous man will live from faith, and if he should withdraw, my soul is not pleased with him. 39But we are not of retreat for destruction, but of faith for the preservation of the soul.
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