1. For the priestly law, having only a shadow of the good things that are coming, and not the image of those things, with the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, is never able to make perfect those who come to worship.
2. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered? For once those who worship had been purified, they would no longer be conscious of sin.
3. On the contrary, in offering these sacrifices year by year, there is a remembrance of sins
6. You did not delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin.
7. Then said I, ‘Lo, I come (as it is written of Me in the scroll of the book) to do Your will, O God.’ ”
13. Since that time, He is waiting until His enemies are placed as a footstool for His feet.
17. And their sins and lawlessness I will not remember ever again.’ ”
18. Now where remission of these is, it is no longer necessary to offer sacrifices for sin.
20. By a new and living way, which He consecrated for us through the veil (that is, His flesh),
21. And having a great High Priest over the house of God,
22. Let us approach God with a true heart, with full conviction of faith, our hearts having been purified from a wicked conscience, and our bodies having been washed with pure water.
24. And let us be concerned about one another, and be stirring up one another unto love and good works;
25. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, even as some are accustomed to do; but rather, encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
27. But a terrifying expectation of inevitable judgment and of fierce fire, which will devour the adversaries of God.
28. Consider this: anyone who rejects the law of Moses dies without mercy under the testimony of two or three witnesses.
29. How much worse punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has regarded the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, as an unholy thing, and has scorned the Spirit of grace?
30. For we know Him Who has said, ” ‘Vengeance belongs to Me. I will recompense!’ says the Lord.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”
31. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32. But remember the earlier days when, after you were enlightened, you endured much conflict in your sufferings.
33. On the one part, you were made a public spectacle by both insults and severe trials; and on the other part, you became companions of those who were enduring the same things.
34. For you not only showed compassion to me in my bonds, but also gladly endured the plunder of your possessions, knowing within yourselves that you have a greater and more enduring possession in the heavens.
35. For this very reason, do not cast away your confidence, which is bringing a great reward.
36. For you need to have endurance, so that, after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.
38. Now it is written, “The just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul does not delight in him.”
39. But we are not of those who draw back unto destruction; rather, we are of faith unto the saving of the soul.
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