1:1God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
1:2Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
1:3Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
1:4Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
1:5For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
1:6And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
1:7And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
1:8But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
1:9Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
1:10And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
1:11They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
1:12And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
1:13But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
1:14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
2:1Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2:2For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
2:3How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
2:4God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
2:5For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
2:6But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
2:7Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
2:8Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
2:9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
2:10For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
2:11For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
2:12Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
2:13And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
2:14Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
2:15And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
2:16For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
2:17Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
2:18For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
3:1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
3:2Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
3:3For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
3:4For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
3:5And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
3:6But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
3:7Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
3:8Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
3:9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
3:10Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
3:11So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
3:12Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
3:13But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
3:14For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
3:15While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
3:16For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
3:17But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
3:18And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
3:19So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
4:1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
4:2For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
4:3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4:4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
4:5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
4:6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
4:7Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
4:8For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
4:9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
4:10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
4:11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
4:12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
4:13Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
4:14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
4:15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
4:16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.