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1 The Jewish Law is not a full and faithful model of the real things; it is only a faint outline of the good things to come. The same sacrifices are offered forever, year after year. How can the Law, then, by means of these sacrifices make perfect the people who come to God? 1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming--not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.
2 If the people worshiping God had really been purified from their sins, they would not feel guilty of sin any more, and all sacrifices would stop. 2 If it could, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.
3 As it is, however, the sacrifices serve year after year to remind people of their sins. 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins,
4 For the blood of bulls and goats can never take away sins. 4 because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
5 For this reason, when Christ was about to come into the world, he said to God: "You do not want sacrifices and offerings, but you have prepared a body for me. 5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;
6 You are not pleased with animals burned whole on the altar or with sacrifices to take away sins. 6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.
7 Then I said, "Here I am, to do your will, O God, just as it is written of me in the book of the Law.' " 7 Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the scroll-- I have come to do your will, O God.' "
8 First he said, "You neither want nor are you pleased with sacrifices and offerings or with animals burned on the altar and the sacrifices to take away sins." He said this even though all these sacrifices are offered according to the Law. 8 First he said, "Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them" (although the law required them to be made).
9 Then he said, "Here I am, O God, to do your will." So God does away with all the old sacrifices and puts the sacrifice of Christ in their place. 9 Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second.
10 Because Jesus Christ did what God wanted him to do, we are all purified from sin by the offering that he made of his own body once and for all. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 Every Jewish priest performs his services every day and offers the same sacrifices many times; but these sacrifices can never take away sins. 11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
12 Christ, however, offered one sacrifice for sins, an offering that is effective forever, and then he sat down at the right side of God. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.
13 There he now waits until God puts his enemies as a footstool under his feet. 13 Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool,
14 With one sacrifice, then, he has made perfect forever those who are purified from sin. 14 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
15 And the Holy Spirit also gives us his witness. First he says, 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them in the days to come, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts and write them on their minds." 16 "This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds."
17 And then he says, "I will not remember their sins and evil deeds any longer." 17 Then he adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."
18 So when these have been forgiven, an offering to take away sins is no longer needed. 18 And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
19 We have, then, my friends, complete freedom to go into the Most Holy Place by means of the death of Jesus. 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
20 He opened for us a new way, a living way, through the curtain - that is, through his own body. 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,
21 We have a great priest in charge of the house of God. 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22 So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water. 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold on firmly to the hope we profess, because we can trust God to keep his promise. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
24 Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
25 Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
26 For there is no longer any sacrifice that will take away sins if we purposely go on sinning after the truth has been made known to us. 26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,
27 Instead, all that is left is to wait in fear for the coming Judgment and the fierce fire which will destroy those who oppose God! 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.
28 Anyone who disobeys the Law of Moses is put to death without any mercy when judged guilty from the evidence of two or more witnesses. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
29 What, then, of those who despise the Son of God? who treat as a cheap thing the blood of God's covenant which purified them from sin? who insult the Spirit of grace? Just think how much worse is the punishment they will deserve! 29 How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know who said, "I will take revenge, I will repay"; and who also said, "The Lord will judge his people." 30 For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people."
31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God! 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32 Remember how it was with you in the past. In those days, after God's light had shone on you, you suffered many things, yet were not defeated by the struggle. 32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering.
33 You were at times publicly insulted and mistreated, and at other times you were ready to join those who were being treated in this way. 33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.
34 You shared the sufferings of prisoners, and when all your belongings were seized, you endured your loss gladly, because you knew that you still possessed something much better, which would last forever. 34 You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.
35 Do not lose your courage, then, because it brings with it a great reward. 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
36 You need to be patient, in order to do the will of God and receive what he promises. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
37 For, as the scripture says, "Just a little while longer, and he who is coming will come; he will not delay. 37 For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay.
38 My righteous people, however, will believe and live; but if any of them turns back, I will not be pleased with them." 38 But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him."
39 We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we have faith and are saved. 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.