Christ's One Sacrifice For Sin

1 For the law having a shadow of good things about to be, not the same image of the things, with these sacrifices which they bring in yearly in continuance never can render perfect them coming thereto.

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

1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

1 Since the law has only a shadow of the good things(A) to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year.

1 For the Law, being only a reflection of the blessings to come and not their substance, can never make perfect those who come near by the same sacrifices repeatedly offered year after year.

2 For would they not have ceased to be brought in? because they serving have no more consciousness of sins, once purified.

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

2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.

2 Otherwise, wouldn’t they have stopped being offered, since the worshipers, once purified, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

2 Otherwise, would they not have stopped offering them, because the worshipers, cleansed once for all, would no longer be aware of any sins?

3 But in these, a reminding of sins yearly.

3 But (F)in (c)those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year.

3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.

3 But in the sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.

3 Instead, through those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year after year,

4 For the blood of bulls and he-goats cannot take away sins.

4 For it is (G)impossible for the (H)blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

4 for it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

5 Wherefore coming into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering then wouldest not, but a body hast thou adjusted to me:

5 Therefore, (I)when He comes into the world, He says,(J)Sacrifice and offering You have not desired,But (K)a body You have prepared for Me;

5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

5 Therefore, as He was coming into the world, He said:You did not want sacrifice and offering,but You prepared a body for Me.

5 For this reason, the Scriptures say, when the Messiah was about to come into the world: "You did not want sacrifices and offerings, but you prepared a body for me.

6 And with whole burnt offering for sin wast thou not contented.

6 (L)In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have taken no pleasure.

6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

6 You did not delightin whole burnt offerings and sin offerings.

6 In burnt offerings and sin offerings you never took delight.

7 Then said I, Behold, I am here (in the head of the book it was written of me,) O God, to do thy will.

7 (M)Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come(In (N)the scroll of the book it is written of Me)To do Your will, O God.’”

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

7 Then I said, “See—it is written about Mein the volume of the scroll—I have come to do Your will, God!”(B)(a)

7 Then I said, "See, I have come to do your will, O God' In the volume of the scroll this is written about me."

8 Farther back, saying, That sacrifice and bringing in and whole burnt offerings and for sin thou wouldest not, neither wert contented with; which are brought in according to law;

8 After saying above, “(O)Sacrifices and offerings and (P)whole burnt offerings and sacrifices (Q)for sin You have not desired, nor have You taken pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the Law),

8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

8 After He says above, You did not want or delight in sacrifices and offerings, whole burnt offerings and sin offerings (which are offered according to the law(C)),

8 In this passage he says, "You never wanted or took delight in sacrifices, offerings, burnt offerings, and sin offerings," which are offered according to the Law.

9 Then he said, Behold, I am here to do, O God, thy will. He takes away the first, that he might set up the second.

9 then He (d)said, “(R)Behold, I have come to do Your will.” He takes away the first in order to establish the second.

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

9 He then says, See, I have come to do Your will.(b) He takes away the first to establish the second.

9 Then he says, "See, I have come to do your will." He takes away the first in order to establish the second.

10 In which will we are consecrated by the bringing in of the body of Jesus Christ once.

10 By (e)this will we have been (S)sanctified through (T)the offering of (U)the body of Jesus Christ (V)once for all.

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

10 By this will of God, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.(D)

10 By God's will we have been sanctified once and for all through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus, the Messiah.

11 And truly every priest has stood daily, serving and bringing in many times the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

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

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

11 Every priest stands day after day ministering and offering the same sacrifices time after time, which can never take away sins.(E)

11 Day after day every priest stands and repeatedly offers the same sacrifices that can never take away sins.

12 But this, having brought in one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;

12 but He, having offered one sacrifice (Y)for (f)sins (Z)for all time, (AA)sat down at the right hand of God,

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

12 But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.(F)

12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, "he sat down at the right hand of God."

13 As to the rest, awaiting till his enemies be put a footstool of his feet.

13 waiting from that time onward (AB)until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet.

13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

13 He is now waiting until His enemies are made His footstool.(G)

13 Since that time, he has been waiting for his enemies to be made a footstool for his feet.

14 For by one offering has he perfected forever the consecrated.

14 For by one offering He has (AC)perfected (AD)for all time those who are (g)sanctified.

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified.

14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

15 And also the Holy Spirit testifies to us: for after having said before,

15 And (AE)the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying,

15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,

15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. For after He says:

15 The Holy Spirit also assures us of this, for he said:

16 This the covenant which I will establish with them after those days, says the Lord, giving my laws upon their heart, and upon their minds will I write them;

16 (AF)This is the covenant that I will make with themAfter those days, says the Lord:I will put My laws upon their heart,And on their mind I will write them,”He then says,

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

16 This is the covenant I will make with themafter those days, says the Lord:I will put My laws on their heartsand write them on their minds,

16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts and will write them on their minds,

17 And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

17 (AG)And their sins and their lawless deedsI will remember no more.”

17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

17 He adds:I will never again remembertheir sins and their lawless acts.(H)(c)

17 and I will never again remember their sins and their lawless deeds."

18 And where remission of these, no more bringing in for sin.

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

18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

18 Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

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

Hold Fast The Confession Of Our Hope

19 Having therefore, brethren, freedom of speech for the entering in of the holies by the blood of Jesus,

19 Therefore, brethren, since we (AH)have confidence to (AI)enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

19 Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus,(I)

19 Therefore, my brothers, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,

20 A way publicly declared and living, which he consecrated to us, through the veil, that is, his flesh;

20 by (AJ)a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through (AK)the veil, that is, His flesh,

20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

20 by a new and living way He has opened for us through the curtain (that is, His flesh(J)),

20 the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh),

21 And a great priest over the house of God;

21 and since we have (AL)a great priest (AM)over the house of God,

21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

21 and since we have a great high priest over the house of God,(K)

21 and since we have a great high priest over the household of God,

22 Let us approach with a true heart in complete certainty of faith, having our hearts besprinkled from an evil consciousness, and having our bodies washed with pure water.

22 let us (AN)draw near with a (h)sincere heart in (AO)full assurance of faith, having our hearts (AP)sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies (AQ)washed with pure water.

22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.(L)

22 let us continue to come near with sincere hearts in the full assurance that faith provides, because our hearts have been sprinkled clean from a guilty conscience, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

23 We should hold the assent of hope not bending; (for faithful he having promised;)

23 Let us hold fast the (AR)confession of our (AS)hope without wavering, for (AT)He who promised is faithful;

23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

23 Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.(M)

23 Let us continue to hold firmly to the hope that we confess without wavering, for the one who made the promise is faithful.

Encourage Each Other

24 And we should observe one another for the incitement of love and good works:

24 and let us consider how (AU)to stimulate one another to love and (AV)good deeds,

24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

24 And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works,

24 And let us continue to consider how to motivate one another to love and good deeds,

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the custom to some; but beseeching: and by so much the more, inasmuch as ye see the day drawing near.

25 not forsaking our own (AW)assembling together, as is the habit of some, but (AX)encouraging one another; and all the more as you see (AY)the day drawing near.

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

25 not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other,(N) and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another even more as you see the day of the Lord coming nearer.

A Serious Warning Against Continuing Deliberate Sin

26 For we sinning voluntarily after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there is left no more a sacrifice for sins,

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

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

26 For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,(O)

26 For if we choose to go on sinning after we have learned the full truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

27 But a certain terrible expectation of judgment and jealousy of fire, being about to devour the adversaries.

27 but a terrifying expectation of (BB)judgment and (BC)the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries.(P)

27 but only a terrifying prospect of judgment and a raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

28 Any one having rejected Moses' law, without compassion dies by two or three witnesses:

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

28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

28 If anyone disregards Moses’ law, he dies without mercy, based on the testimony of two or three witnesses.(Q)

28 Anyone who violates the Law of Moses dies without mercy "on the testimony of two or three witnesses."

29 Of how much worse punishment, think ye, shall he be deemed worthy. having trodden down the Son of God, and deemed the blood of the covenant common, in which he was consecrated, and having outraged the Spirit of grace?

29 (BE)How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve (BF)who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean (BG)the blood of the covenant (BH)by which he was sanctified, and has (BI)insulted the Spirit of grace?

29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

29 How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane(d) the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace?(R)

29 How much more severe a punishment do you think that person deserves who tramples on God's Son, treats as common the blood of the covenant by which it was sanctified, and insults the Spirit of grace?

30 For we know him having said, Vengeance to me, I will give back, says the Lord. And again, The Lord will judge his people.

30 For we know Him who said, “(BJ)Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “(BK)The Lord will judge His people.”

30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

30 For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay,(e)(f) and again, The Lord will judge His people.(S)(g)

30 For we know the one who said, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will pay them back," and again, "The Lord will judge his people."

31 Terrible to fall into the hands of the living God.

31 It is a (BL)terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the (BM)living God.

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!(T)

31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

32 And recall to mind the former days, in which, having been enlightened, ye endured a great combat of sufferings;

32 But remember (BN)the former days, (i)when, after being (BO)enlightened, you endured a great (BP)conflict of sufferings,

32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;

32 Remember the earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings.(U)

32 But you must continue to remember those earlier days, how after you were enlightened you endured a hard and painful struggle.

33 This, truly, being exposed to public view both by reproaches and pressures; and this, having been partakers of those thus overturned.

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

33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to taunts and afflictions, and at other times you were companions of those who were treated that way.(V)

33 At times you were made a public spectacle by means of insults and persecutions, while at other times you associated with people who were treated this way.

34 For ye also suffered together with me in bonds, and received the pillage of your possessions with joy, knowing to have in yourselves a better and abiding substance in the heavens.

34 For you (BS)showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted (BT)joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves (BU)a better possession and a lasting one.

34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

34 For you sympathized with the prisoners(h) and accepted with joy the confiscation of your possessions, knowing that you yourselves have a better and enduring possession.(i)(W)

34 For you sympathized with the prisoners and cheerfully submitted to the violent seizure of your property, because you know that you have a better and more permanent possession.

35 Throw not away therefore your freedom of speech, which has great payment of reward.

35 Therefore, do not throw away your (BV)confidence, which has a great (BW)reward.

35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

35 So don’t throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.(X)

35 So don't lose your confidence, since it holds a great reward for you.

36 For ye have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

36 For you have need of (BX)endurance, so that when you have (BY)done the will of God, you may (BZ)receive (j)what was promised.

36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

36 For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised.(Y)

36 For you need endurance, so that after you have done God's will you can receive what he has promised.

37 For yet a little while only, he coming will come, and will not tarry.

37 (CA)For yet in a very little while,(CB)He who is coming will come, and will not delay.

37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

37 For yet in a very little while,the Coming One will come and not delay.

37 For "in a very little while the one who is coming will return he will not delay;

38 And the just one shall live by faith; but if he draw down, my soul is not contented in him.

38 (CC)But My righteous one shall live by faith;And if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him.

38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

38 But My righteous one(j) will live by faith;and if he draws back,I have no pleasure in him.(Z)(k)

38 but my righteous one will live by faith, and if he turns back, my soul will take no pleasure in him."

39 And we are not of drawing down to perdition; but of faith to the acquisition of the soul.

39 But (k)we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the (l)preserving of the soul.

39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

39 But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life.

39 Now, we do not belong to those who turn back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

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