For the Law, since it has only 1a shadow of 2the goodthings to come and not the veryaform of things, bcan3never, by the samesacrificeswhich they offercontinuallyyear by year, 4makeperfectthose who drawnear.
2Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would nolongerhavehad5consciousness of sins ?
But 6in cthose sacrifices there is a reminder of sinsyear by year.
For it is 7impossible for the 8blood of bulls and goats to takeawaysins.
5Therefore, 9when He comes into the world, He says, "10SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT 11A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME;
612IN WHOLEBURNTOFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE TAKENNOPLEASURE.
"13THEN I SAID, 'BEHOLD, I HAVECOME (IN 14THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.' "
After sayingabove, "15SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND 16WHOLEBURNTOFFERINGS AND sacrifices 17FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU TAKENPLEASURE in them" (which are offeredaccording to the Law ),
9then He dsaid, "18BEHOLD, I HAVECOME TO DO YOUR WILL." He takesaway the first in order to establish the second.
By ethiswill we have been19sanctifiedthrough20the offering of 21the body of JesusChrist22once for all.
11Everyprieststandsdailyministering and 23offeringtimeaftertime the samesacrifices, which24cannevertakeawaysins ;
but He, having offeredonesacrifice25for fsins26for alltime, 27SATDOWN AT THE RIGHTHAND OF GOD,
13waiting from that timeonward28UNTIL HIS ENEMIES BE MADE A FOOTSTOOL FOR HIS FEET.
For by oneoffering He has 29perfected30for alltimethose who are gsanctified.
And 31the HolySpiritalsotestifies to us; for aftersaying,
"32THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTERTHOSEDAYS, SAYS THE LORD : I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART, AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM," He then says,
"33AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESSDEEDS I WILL REMEMBERNOMORE."
18Nowwhere there is forgiveness of thesethings, there is nolonger any offering for sin.
19Therefore, brethren, since we 34haveconfidence to 35enter the holyplace by the blood of Jesus,
by 36a new and livingwaywhich He inaugurated for us through37the veil, that is, His flesh,
and since we have 38a greatpriest39over the house of God,
let us 40drawnear with a hsincereheart in 41fullassurance of faith, having our hearts42sprinkled clean from an evilconscience and our bodies43washed with purewater.
Let us holdfast the 44confession of our 45hopewithoutwavering, for 46He who promised is faithful ;
and let us consider how 47to stimulateoneanother to love and 48gooddeeds,
not forsaking our own49assemblingtogether, as is the habit of some, but 50encouraging one another; and all the more as you see51the daydrawingnear.
For if we go on 52sinningwillfullyafterreceiving53the knowledge of the truth, there nolongerremains a sacrifice for sins,
but a terrifyingexpectation of 54judgment and 55THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILLCONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.
2856Anyone who has setaside the Law of Mosesdieswithoutmercy on the testimony of twoorthreewitnesses.
2957Howmuchsevererpunishment do you think he will deserve58who has trampledunderfoot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean59the blood of the covenant60by which he was sanctified, and has 61insulted the Spirit of grace ?
For we know Him who said, "62VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." And again, "63THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE."
It is a 64terrifyingthing to fall into the hands of the 65livingGod.
But remember66the formerdays, iwhen , after being 67enlightened, you endured a great68conflict of sufferings,
33partly by being 69made a publicspectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming70sharers with those who were sotreated.
For you 71showedsympathy to the prisoners and accepted72joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves73a betterpossession and a lasting one.
35Therefore, do not throwaway your 74confidence, whichhas a great75reward.
For you haveneed of 76endurance, so that when you have 77done the will of God, you may 78receivejwhat was promised.
3779FOR YET IN A VERYLITTLEWHILE, 80HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY.
3881BUT MY RIGHTEOUSONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH ; AND IF HE SHRINKSBACK, MY SOULHASNOPLEASURE IN HIM.
But kwe are not of those who shrinkback to destruction, but of those who have faith to the lpreserving of the soul.