Chapter 10Hebrews

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1 For the law having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things, they 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 worshiper having been once cleansed, would have had no more consciousness of sins? 3 But in these sacrifices remembrance is made of sins year by year. 4 For it is impossible for blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not,
But a body didst thou prepare me;
6 In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hadst no pleasure:
7 Then said I, Lo, I am come
(In the roll of the book it is written of me) :To do thy :will, O :God.

8 Saying above [that], 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 daily ministering and offering often the same sacrifices, the which can never take away sins: 12 but this one, when he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at God’s right: 13 henceforth expecting till his :enemies be made footstool of his :feet. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected forever those being 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,
Upon their :mind also will I write them; then,
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 holies by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way, which he dedicated for us, through the veil, that is, his :flesh; 21 and having a great priest over the house of :God; 22 let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our :hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience: and having our :body washed with pure water, 23 let us hold fast the unwavering confession of the hope, for faithful he that promised: 24 and let us consider one another unto provoking of love and good works; 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is a custom of some, but exhorting; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh. 26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no more sacrifice remaineth for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries. 28 One 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 the Son of :God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified common, and hath insulted the Spirit of :grace? 30 For we know him that said, Vengeance is mine, I will recompense. And again, The Lord shall judge his :people. 31 Fearful it is to fall into the living God’s hands. 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 par takers with them that were so used. 34 For ye both sympathized with those in bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your :possessions, knowing that ye have yourselves for a possession better and abiding. 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, very little while,
Who cometh shall come, and shall not tarry.
38 But my righteous one shall live from faith:
And if he shrink back, my :soul hath no pleasure in him.
39 But †we are not of them that shrink back unto destruction; but of those having faith unto saving of the soul.

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