Hebrews 10:31-39 NIV

31 It is a dreadful thing1 to fall into the hands2 of the living God.3

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32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light,4 when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering.5

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33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution;6 at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.7

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34 You sympathized with those in prison8 and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.9

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35 So do not throw away your confidence;10 it will be richly rewarded.

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36 You need to persevere11 so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.12

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37 For in just a very little while, "He who is coming13 will come and will not delay.14

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38 But my righteous onea will live by faith.15 And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him."b16

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    • f 10:38 - One early manuscript "But the righteous"
    • g 10:38 - Hab. 2:3,4
      39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.