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Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

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Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE.

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and again in this passage, "THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST."

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And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

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Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

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For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

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For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

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For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.

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THEY WILL PERISH, BUT YOU REMAIN; AND THEY ALL WILL BECOME OLD LIKE A GARMENT,

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Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience,

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and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.

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just as He says also in another passage, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."

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For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near.

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For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God;

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and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;

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But 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;

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how 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,

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All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

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For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

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By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

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But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels,

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For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind,

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In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives on.

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For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.

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For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;

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And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, "AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM."

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In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.

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"FOR THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MINDS, AND I WILL WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS. AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.

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NOT LIKE THE COVENANT WHICH I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS ON THE DAY WHEN I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO LEAD THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT; FOR THEY DID NOT CONTINUE IN MY COVENANT, AND I DID NOT CARE FOR THEM, SAYS THE LORD.

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AND LIKE A MANTLE YOU WILL ROLL THEM UP; LIKE A GARMENT THEY WILL ALSO BE CHANGED BUT YOU ARE THE SAME, AND YOUR YEARS WILL NOT COME TO AN END."

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Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.

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For 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.

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This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,

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But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.

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Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.

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Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,

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but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.

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And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.

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For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,

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Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, "SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME;

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He again fixes a certain day, "Today," saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS."

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but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD,

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so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.

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And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,

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By 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.

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And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes,

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By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.

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Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

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And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets,

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All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

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Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

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For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.

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BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.

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for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

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But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.

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Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.

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for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

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waiting from that time onward UNTIL HIS ENEMIES BE MADE A FOOTSTOOL FOR HIS FEET.

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being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

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He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.

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By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.

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it was he to whom it was said, "IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED."

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equip 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.

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For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.

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"AND THEY SHALL NOT TEACH EVERYONE HIS FELLOW CITIZEN, AND EVERYONE HIS BROTHER, SAYING, 'KNOW THE LORD,' FOR ALL WILL KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST TO THE GREATEST OF THEM.

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For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.

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WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED Me BY TESTING Me, AND SAW MY WORKS FOR FORTY YEARS.

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For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.

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YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET " For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.

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For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His.

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Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.

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"AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE."

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For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it.

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And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying,

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By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.

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And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,

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that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

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by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,

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DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME, AS IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS,

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"YOU HAVE MADE HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS; YOU HAVE CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY AND HONOR, AND HAVE APPOINTED HIM OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;

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For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.

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By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.

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And I urge you all the more to do this, so that I may be restored to you the sooner.

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"THEREFORE I WAS ANGRY WITH THIS GENERATION, AND SAID, 'THEY ALWAYS GO ASTRAY IN THEIR HEART, AND THEY DID NOT KNOW MY WAYS';

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saying, "THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT WHICH GOD COMMANDED YOU."

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and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them.

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But I urge you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.

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For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.

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For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,

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AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, 'THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.'"

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For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham.

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Therefore even the first covenant was not inaugurated without blood.

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and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

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saying, "I WILL SURELY BLESS YOU AND I WILL SURELY MULTIPLY YOU."

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And in the same way he sprinkled both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry with the blood.

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(for they indeed became priests without an oath, but He with an oath through the One who said to Him, "THE LORD HAS SWORN AND WILL NOT CHANGE HIS MIND, 'YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER'");

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And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, "I AM FULL OF FEAR and trembling."

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For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty,

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Take notice that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom, if he comes soon, I will see you.

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Grace be with you all.

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And again, "I WILL PUT MY TRUST IN HIM " And again, "BEHOLD, I AND THE CHILDREN WHOM GOD HAS GIVEN ME."

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By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.

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And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek,

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nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood that is not his own.

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and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

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For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness

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For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: "AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS";

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And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, "YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN."

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For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.

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For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, did not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses?

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while it is said, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS, AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME."

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And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient?

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Greet all of your leaders and all the saints Those from Italy greet you.

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For it is attested of Him, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."

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For they could not bear the command, "IF EVEN A BEAST TOUCHES THE MOUNTAIN, IT WILL BE STONED."

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Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

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For by it the men of old gained approval.

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By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;

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who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

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And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?

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So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.

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and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.

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of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment.

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so much the more also Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.

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He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house.

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he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;

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to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.

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For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house.

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For there was a tabernacle prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the sacred bread; this is called the holy place.

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And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.

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but into the second, only the high priest enters once a year, not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.

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which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,

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Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

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having a golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron's rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant;

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And inasmuch as it was not without an oath

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Now observe how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the choicest spoils.

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and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat; but of these things we cannot now speak in detail.

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a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.

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Now when these things have been so prepared, the priests are continually entering the outer tabernacle performing the divine worship,

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but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.

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and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,

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This expression, "Yet once more," denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

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And those indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest's office have commandment in the Law to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these are descended from Abraham.

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And this we will do, if God permits.

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Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies,

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Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law;

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For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.

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But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.

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and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself.

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For to which of the angels did He ever say, "YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU"? And again, "I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME"?

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Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary.

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For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.

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And, "YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;

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For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking.

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For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;

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By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,

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But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.

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For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

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By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.

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When He said, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.

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For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,

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For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,

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Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?

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"THEN I SAID, 'BEHOLD, I HAVE COME (IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME) TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.'"

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And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,

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For finding fault with them, He says, "BEHOLD, DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD, WHEN I WILL EFFECT A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH;

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Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.

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then He said, "BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL." He takes away the first in order to establish the second.

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For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,

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For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

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We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.

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But one has testified somewhere, saying, "WHAT IS MAN, THAT YOU REMEMBER HIM? OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM?

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having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.

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Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins;

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They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated

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Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.

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So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.

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who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, "SEE," He says, "THAT YOU MAKE all things ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN WHICH WAS SHOWN YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN."

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But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

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"THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART, AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM," He then says,

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By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.

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After saying above, "SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU TAKEN PLEASURE in them" (which are offered according to the Law),

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The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed while the outer tabernacle is still standing,

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But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year.

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and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.

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who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,

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By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace.

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But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings,

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And of the angels He says, "WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS, AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE."

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For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.

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But to which of the angels has He ever said, "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET"?

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But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.

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Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;

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IN WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE TAKEN NO PLEASURE.

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For we know Him who said, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY " And again, "THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE."

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So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, "YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU";

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since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation.

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For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second.

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who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

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See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.

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For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, "AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST," although His works were finished from the foundation of the world.

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saying, "I WILL PROCLAIM YOUR NAME TO MY BRETHREN, IN THE MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION I WILL SING YOUR PRAISE."

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Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.

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Now 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?

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For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.

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For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.

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but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently.

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For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.

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The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing,

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But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

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For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp.

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quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.

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because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.

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(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.

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partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated.