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1 For, since the Law exhibits only an outline of the blessings to come and not a perfect representation of the things themselves, the priests can never, by repeating the same sacrifices which they continually offer year after year, give complete freedom from sin to those who draw near. 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 For then would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered, because the consciences of the worshippers--who in that case would now have been cleansed once for all--would no longer be burdened with sins? 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 But in those sacrifices sins are recalled to memory year after year. 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins,
4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 4 because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
5 That is why, when He comes into the world, He says, "Sacrifice and offering Thou has not desired, but a body Thou hast prepared 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 In whole burnt-offerings and in sin-offerings Thou hast taken no pleasure. 6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.
7 Then I said, `I have come--in the roll of the book it is written concerning Me--to do Thy will, O God.'" 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 After saying the words I have just quoted, "Sacrifices and offerings or whole burnt-offerings and sin-offerings Thou hast not desired or taken pleasure in" --all such being offered in obedience 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 He then adds, "I have come to do Thy will." He does away with the first in order to establish the second. 9 Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second.
10 It is through that divine will that we have been set free from sin, through the offering of Jesus Christ as our sacrifice once 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 And while every priest stands ministering, day after day, and constantly offering the same sacrifices--though such can never rid us of our 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 this Priest, on the contrary, after offering for sins a single sacrifice of perpetual efficacy, took His seat at God's right hand, 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.
13 waiting from that time onward until His enemies be put as a footstool under His feet. 13 Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool,
14 For by a single offering He has for ever completed the blessing for those whom He is setting free 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 testimony; for when He had said, 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
16 "`This is the Covenant that I will make with them after those days,' says the Lord: `I will put My laws upon their hearts and will 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 He adds, "And their sins and offences I will remember no longer." 17 Then he adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."
18 But where these have been forgiven no further offering for sin is required. 18 And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
19 Since then, brethren, we have free access to the Holy place through the blood of Jesus, 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
20 by the new and ever-living way which He opened up for us through the rending of the veil--that is to say, of His earthly nature-- 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,
21 and since we have a great Priest who has authority over the house of God, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22 let us draw near with sincerity and unfaltering faith, having had our hearts sprinkled, once for all, from consciences oppressed with sin, and our bodies bathed in pure 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 firmly to an unflinching avowal of our hope, for He is faithful who gave us the promises. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
24 And let us bestow thought on one another with a view to arousing one another to brotherly love and right conduct; 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
25 not neglecting--as some habitually do--to meet together, but encouraging one another, and doing this all the more since you can see the day of Christ approaching. 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 if we wilfully persist in sin after having received the full knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains in reserve any other sacrifice for sins. 26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,
27 There remains nothing but a certain awful expectation of judgement, and the fury of a fire which before long will devour the enemies of the truth. 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.
28 Any one who bids defiance to the Law of Moses is put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
29 How much severer punishment, think you, will he be held to deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, has not regarded as holy that Covenant-blood with which he was set free from sin, and has insulted the Spirit from whom comes grace? 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 it is that has said, "Vengeance belongs to Me: I will pay back;" and again, "The Lord will be His people's judge." 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 an awful thing to fall into the hands of the ever-living God. 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32 But continually recall to mind the days now past, when on being first enlightened you went through a great conflict and many sufferings. 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 This was partly through allowing yourselves to be made a public spectacle amid reproaches and persecutions, and partly through coming forward to share the sufferings of those who were thus treated. 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 For you not only showed sympathy with those who were imprisoned, but you even submitted with joy when your property was taken from you, being well aware that you have in your own selves a more valuable possession and one which will remain. 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 Therefore do not cast from you your confident hope, for it will receive a vast reward. 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
36 For you stand in need of patient endurance, so that, as the result of having done the will of God, you may receive the promised blessing. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
37 For there is still but a short time and then "The coming One will come and will not delay. 37 For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay.
38 But it is by faith that My righteous servant shall live; and if he shrinks back, My soul takes no pleasure in him." 38 But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him."
39 But we are not people who shrink back and perish, but are among those who believe and gain possession of their souls. 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.