1For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.2For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty,3how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord , it was confirmed to us by those who heard,
9But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.10For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.
11Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law ), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?
18For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness19(for the Law made nothing perfect ), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
23The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing,24but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently.25Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
11But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation;12and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?15For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
4By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.
21equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.22But I urge you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly .