Hebrews 10 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming. It is not the real things themselves. The same sacrifices have to be offered over and over again. They must be offered year after year. That's why the law can never make perfect those who come near to worship. 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 it could, wouldn't the sacrifices have stopped being offered? The worshipers would have been made clean once and for all time. They would not have felt guilty for their sins anymore. 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 those offerings remind people of their sins every year. 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins,
4 It isn't possible 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 So when Christ came into the world, he said, "You didn't want sacrifices and offerings. Instead, you 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 weren't pleased with burnt offerings and sin offerings. 6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.
7 Then I said, 'Here I am. It is written about me in the scroll. God, I have come to do what you want.' " #1(Psalm 40:6-8)#2 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 Christ said, "You didn't want sacrifices and offerings. You didn't want burnt offerings and sin offerings. You weren't pleased with them." He said that even though the law required people to bring them. 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. I have come to do what you want." He did away with the first. He did it to put the second in 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 We have been made holy by what God wanted. We have been made holy because Jesus Christ offered his body once and for all time. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 Day after day every priest stands and does his special duties. He offers the same sacrifices again and again. But they 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 Jesus our priest offered one sacrifice for sins for all time. Then he sat down at the right hand 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 Since that time, he waits for his enemies to be put under his control. 13 Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool,
14 By that one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. 14 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
15 The Holy Spirit also gives witness to us about this. First he says, 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
16 "This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts. I will write my laws on their minds." #1(Jeremiah 31:33)#2 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 Then he adds, "I will not remember their sins anymore. I will not remember the evil things they have done." #1(Jeremiah 31:34)#2 17 Then he adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."
18 Where those have been forgiven, there is no longer any offering for sin. 18 And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
19 Brothers and sisters, we are not afraid to enter the Most Holy Room. We enter boldly because of the blood of Jesus. 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
20 His way is new because he lives. It has been opened for us through the curtain. I'm talking about his body. 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,
21 We also have a great priest over 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 an honest and true heart. Let us come near with a faith that is sure and strong. Our hearts have been sprinkled. Our minds have been cleansed from a sense of guilt. Our bodies have been washed with 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 the hope we claim to have. The One who promised is faithful. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
24 Let us consider how we can stir up one another to love. Let us help one another to do good works. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
25 Let us not give up meeting together. Some are in the habit of doing this. Instead, let us cheer each other up with words of hope. Let us do it all the more as you see the day coming when Christ will return. 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 What if we keep sinning on purpose? What if we do it even after we know the truth? Then there is no offering for our sins. 26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,
27 All we can do is to wait in fear for God to judge. His blazing fire will burn up his enemies. 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.
28 Anyone who did not obey the law of Moses died without mercy if there were two or three witnesses. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
29 What should be done to anyone who has hated the Son of God or has said no to him? What should be done to a person who treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that makes him holy? What should be done to someone who has made fun of the Holy Spirit who brings God's grace? Don't you think people like that should be punished more than anyone else? 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 We know the One who said, "I am the One who judges people. I will pay them back."#1(Deuteronomy 32:35)#2 Scripture also says, "The Lord will judge his people."#1(Deuteronomy 32:36; Psalm 135:14)#2 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 terrible 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 those earlier days after you received the light. At that time you stood firm in a great struggle. You did it even in the face of suffering. 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 Sometimes you were made fun of in front of others. You were treated badly. At other times you stood side by side with people who were being treated like that. 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 suffered together with people in prison. When your property was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew that God had given you better and more lasting things. 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 So don't throw away your bold faith. It will bring you rich rewards. 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
36 You need to be faithful. Then you will do what God wants. You will receive what he has promised. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
37 In just a very little while, "The one who is coming will come. He will not wait. 37 For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay.
38 The one who is in the right will live by faith. If he pulls back, I will not be pleased with him." #1(Habakkuk 2:3,4)#2 38 But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him."
39 But we aren't people who pull back and are destroyed. We are people who believe and are saved. 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.