1 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very likeness of the things, can never, with the same sacrifices, which they offer year by year continually, perfect those who come to them; 2 else would they not have ceased to be offered? because the worshipers, having been cleansed once for all, would have had no more conscience of sins. 3 But in these sacrifices there is a remembrance of sins year by year; 4 for it is impossible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
5 Wherefore, coming into the world, He saith, "Sacrifice and offering Thou didst not wish, but a body didst Thou prepare for Me; 6 in whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin Thou hadst no pleasure. 7 Then said I, 'Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it has been written concerning Me), to do Thy will, O God.'"
8 Saving above, "Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt-offerings and offerings for sin," Thou didst not wish; neither hadst pleasure therein, which, indeed, are offered according to the law; 9 then hath He said, "Lo, I have come to do Thy will." He taketh away the first, that He may establish the second: 10 in which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest, indeed, stands daily ministering, and ofttimes offering the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; 12 but This Man, having offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 from henceforth awaiting until His foes shall be placed as a footstool for His feet. 14 For by one offering He hath perfected forever those who are being sanctified. 15 And the Holy Spirit also testifieth to us; for after He had said,
16 "This is the covenant that I will covenant with them after those days," saith the Lord, "Putting my laws on their hearts, I will also write them upon their mind;
17 and their sins and their iniquities I will in nowise remember any more."
18 But where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
19 Having, therefore, brethren, boldness for the entrance into the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 which He dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is, His flesh; 21 and, having a Great Priest over the house of God; 22 let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having had our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our body washed with pure water, 23 let us hold fast the confession of the hope without wavering (for faithful is He Who promised); 24 and let us consider one another, to incite to love and good works; 25 not forsaking the gathering of ourselves together, as is the custom of some, but exhorting, and so much the more as ye see the day approaching.
26 For, if we sin wilfully after we received the full knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and fierceness of fire about to devour the opposers. 28 Anyone, having set aside Moses' law, dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses; 29 of how much worse punishment, think ye, shall he be accounted worthy, who trampled under foot the Son of God, and accounted the blood of the covenant with which He was sanctified an unholy thing, and treated with contempt the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him Who said, To Me belongs vengeance; I will recompense," saith the Lord; and again, "The Lord will judge His people." 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God!
32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were enlightened, ye endured a great conflict of sufferings; 33 partly, indeed, when ye were made a spectacle both with reproaches and tribulations; and partly, when ye became partakers with those who were so used; 34 for ye both sympathized with those in bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your possessions; knowing that ye yourselves have a better possession and an abiding one. 35 Cast not away, therefore, your boldness, which, indeed, has great recompense. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.
37 "For yet a little while, how short! how short! The Coming One will come, and will not tarry." 38 "But My righteous one shall live by faith, and, if he draw back, My soul has no pleasure in him."
39 But we are not of those who draw back to destruction; but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.