Hebrews 12:18-29 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, 18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm;
19 and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers entreat that no further messages be spoken to them. 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them,
20 For they could not endure the order that was given, "If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned." 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned."
21 Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, "I tremble with fear." 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear."
22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,
23 and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect,
24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel. 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
25 See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less shall we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. 25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?
26 His voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised, "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven." 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens."
27 This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of what is shaken, as of what has been made, in order that what cannot be shaken may remain. 27 The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe; 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,
29 for our God is a consuming fire. 29 for our "God is a consuming fire."