1:1God having spoken in many parts and in many ways formerly to the fathers in the prophets,
1:3who being the effulgence of his glory and the expression of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, having made by himself the purification of sins, set himself down on the right hand of the greatness on high,
1:4taking a place by so much better than the angels, as he inherits a name more excellent than they.
1:8but as to the Son, Thy throne, O God, is to the age of the age, and a sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
1:9Thou hast loved righteousness and hast hated lawlessness; therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with oil of gladness above thy companions.
1:10And, *Thou* in the beginning, Lord, hast founded the earth, and works of thy hands are the heavens.
1:11They shall perish, but *thou* continuest still; and they all shall grow old as a garment,
1:13But as to which of the angels said he ever, Sit at my right hand until I put thine enemies as footstool of thy feet?
1:14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out for service on account of those who shall inherit salvation?
2:1For this reason we should give heed more abundantly to the things we have heard, lest in any way we should slip away.
2:2For if the word which was spoken by angels was firm, and every transgression and disobedience received just retribution,
2:3how shall *we* escape if we have been negligent of so great salvation, which, having had its commencement in being spoken of by the Lord, has been confirmed to us by those who have heard;
2:4God bearing, besides, witness with them to it, both by signs and wonders, and various acts of power, and distributions of the Holy Spirit, according to his will?
2:5For he has not subjected to angels the habitable world which is to come, of which we speak;
2:7Thou hast made him some little inferior to the angels; thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, and hast set him over the works of thy hands;
2:8thou hast subjected all things under his feet. For in subjecting all things to him, he has left nothing unsubject to him. But now we see not yet all things subjected to *him*,
2:9but we see Jesus, who was made some little inferior to angels on account of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; so that by the grace of God he should taste death for every thing.
2:11For both he that sanctifies and those sanctified are all of one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
2:15and might set free all those who through fear of death through the whole of their life were subject to bondage.
2:16For he does not indeed take hold of angels by the hand, but he takes hold of the seed of Abraham.
2:17Wherefore it behoved him in all things to be made like to his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people;
2:18for, in that himself has suffered, being tempted, he is able to help those that are being tempted.
3:1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus,
3:2who is faithful to him that has constituted him, as Moses also in all his house.
3:3For *he* has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, by how much he that has built it has more honour than the house.
3:4For every house is built by some one; but he who has built all things is God.
3:5And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house, as a ministering servant, for a testimony of the things to be spoken after;
3:6but Christ, as Son over his house, whose house are *we*, if indeed we hold fast the boldness and the boast of hope firm to the end.
3:7Wherefore, even as says the Holy Spirit, 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;
3:9where your fathers tempted me, by proving me, and saw my works forty years.
3:10Wherefore I was wroth with this generation, and said, They always err in heart; and *they* have not known my ways;
3:11so I swore in my wrath, If they shall enter into my rest.
3:12See, brethren, lest there be in any one of you a wicked heart of unbelief, in turning away from the living God.
3:13But encourage yourselves each day, as long as it is called To-day, that none of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
3:14For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;
3:15in that it is said, To-day if ye will hear his voice, do not harden your hearts, as in the provocation;
3:16(for who was it, who, having heard, provoked? but was it not all who came out of Egypt by Moses?
3:17And with whom was he wroth forty years? Was it not with those who had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
3:18And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to those who had not hearkened to the word?
3:19And we see that they could not enter in on account of unbelief;)
4:1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you might seem to have failed of it.
4:2For indeed we have had glad tidings presented to us, even as they also; but the word of the report did not profit *them*, not being mixed with faith in those who heard.
4:3For we enter into the rest who have believed; as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, If they shall enter into my rest; although the works had been completed from the foundation of the world.
4:4For he has said somewhere of the seventh day thus, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works:
4:5and in this again, If they shall enter into my rest.
4:6Seeing therefore it remains that some enter into it, and those who first received the glad tidings did not enter in on account of not hearkening to the word,
4:7again he determines a certain day, saying, in David, 'To-day,' after so long a time; (according as it has been said before), To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
4:8For if Jesus had brought them into rest, he would not have spoken afterwards about another day.
4:9There remains then a sabbatism to the people of God.
4:10For he that has entered into his rest, he also has rested from his works, as God did from his own.
4:12For the word of God is living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating to the division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
4:13And there is not a creature unapparent before him; but all things are naked and laid bare to his eyes, with whom we have to do.
4:14Having therefore a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the confession.
4:15For we have not a high priest not able to sympathise with our infirmities, but tempted in all things in like manner, sin apart.
4:16Let us approach therefore with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace for seasonable help.