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Hebrews 10

NCV 1 The law is only an unclear picture of the good things coming in the future; it is not the real thing. The people under the law offer the same sacrifices every year, but these sacrifices can never make perfect those who come near to worship God. NIV 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. NCV 2 If the law could make them perfect, the sacrifices would have already stopped. The worshipers would be made clean, and they would no longer have a sense of sin. NIV 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. NCV 3 But these sacrifices remind them of their sins every year, NIV 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, NCV 4 because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. NIV 4 because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. NCV 5 So when Christ came into the world, he said: "You do not want sacrifices and offerings, but you have prepared a body for me. NIV 5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; NCV 6 You do not ask for burnt offerings and offerings to take away sins. NIV 6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. NCV 7 Then I said, 'Look, I have come. It is written about me in the book. God, I have come to do what you want.'" NIV 7 Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the scroll-- I have come to do your will, O God.' " NCV 8 In this Scripture he first said, "You do not want sacrifices and offerings. You do not ask for burnt offerings and offerings to take away sins." (These are all sacrifices that the law commands.) NIV 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). NCV 9 Then he said, "Look, I have come to do what you want." God ends the first system of sacrifices so he can set up the new system. NIV 9 Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second. NCV 10 And because of this, we are made holy through the sacrifice Christ made in his body once and for all time. NIV 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. NCV 11 Every day the priests stand and do their religious service, often offering the same sacrifices. Those sacrifices can never take away sins. NIV 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. NCV 12 But after Christ offered one sacrifice for sins, forever, he sat down at the right side of God. NIV 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. NCV 13 And now Christ waits there for his enemies to be put under his power. NIV 13 Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, NCV 14 With one sacrifice he made perfect forever those who are being made holy. NIV 14 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. NCV 15 The Holy Spirit also tells us about this. First he says: NIV 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: NCV 16 "This is the agreementn I will make with them at that time, says the Lord. I will put my teachings in their hearts and write them on their minds." NIV 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." NCV 17 Then he says: "Their sins and the evil things they do -- I will not remember anymore." NIV 17 Then he adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more." NCV 18 Now when these have been forgiven, there is no more need for a sacrifice for sins. NIV 18 And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin. NCV 19 So, brothers and sisters, we are completely free to enter the Most Holy Place without fear because of the blood of Jesus' death. NIV 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, NCV 20 We can enter through a new and living way that Jesus opened for us. It leads through the curtain -- Christ's body. NIV 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, NCV 21 And since we have a great priest over God's house, NIV 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, NCV 22 let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, because we have been made free from a guilty conscience, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. NIV 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. NCV 23 Let us hold firmly to the hope that we have confessed, because we can trust God to do what he promised. NIV 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. NCV 24 Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds. NIV 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. NCV 25 You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the dayn coming. NIV 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. NCV 26 If we decide to go on sinning after we have learned the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins. NIV 26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, NCV 27 There is nothing but fear in waiting for the judgment and the terrible fire that will destroy all those who live against God. NIV 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. NCV 28 Anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was found guilty from the proof given by two or three witnesses. He was put to death without mercy. NIV 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. NCV 29 So what do you think should be done to those who do not respect the Son of God, who look at the blood of the agreement that made them holy as no different from others' blood, who insult the Spirit of God's grace? Surely they should have a much worse punishment. NIV 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? NCV 30 We know that God said, "I will punish those who do wrong; I will repay them." And he also said, "The Lord will judge his people." NIV 30 For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people." NCV 31 It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God. NIV 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. NCV 32 Remember those days in the past when you first learned the truth. You had a hard struggle with many sufferings, but you continued strong. NIV 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. NCV 33 Sometimes you were hurt and attacked before crowds of people, and sometimes you shared with those who were being treated that way. NIV 33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. NCV 34 You helped the prisoners. You even had joy when all that you owned was taken from you, because you knew you had something better and more lasting. NIV 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. NCV 35 So do not lose the courage you had in the past, which has a great reward. NIV 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. NCV 36 You must hold on, so you can do what God wants and receive what he has promised. NIV 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. NCV 37 For in a very short time, "The One who is coming will come and will not be delayed. NIV 37 For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay. NCV 38 The person who is right with me will live by trusting in me. But if he turns back with fear, I will not be pleased with him." NIV 38 But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him." NCV 39 But we are not those who turn back and are lost. We are people who have faith and are saved. NIV 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.