Hebrews (Author Paul)

8:1Now a summary of the things of which we are speaking is, We have such a one high priest who has sat down on the right hand of the throne of the greatness in the heavens;

8:2minister of the holy places and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord has pitched, and not man.

8:3For every high priest is constituted for the offering both of gifts and sacrifices; whence it is needful that this one also should have something which he may offer.

8:4If then indeed he were upon earth, he would not even be a priest, there being those who offer the gifts according to the law,

8:5(who serve the representation and shadow of heavenly things, according as Moses was oracularly told when about to make the tabernacle; for See, saith He, that thou make all things according to the pattern which has been shewn to thee in the mountain.)

8:6But now he has got a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is mediator of a better covenant, which is established on the footing of better promises.

8:7For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.

8:8For finding fault, he says to them, Behold, days come, saith the Lord, and I will consummate a new covenant as regards the house of Israel, and as regards the house of Juda;

8:9not according to the covenant which I made to their fathers in the day of my taking their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because *they* did not continue in my covenant, and *I* did not regard them, saith the Lord.

8:10Because this is the covenant that I will covenant to the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: Giving my laws into their mind, I will write them also upon their hearts; and I will be to them for God, and *they* shall be to me for people.

8:11And they shall not teach each his fellow-citizen, and each his brother, saying, Know the Lord; because all shall know me in themselves, from the little one among them unto the great among them.

8:12Because I will be merciful to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins and their lawlessnesses I will never remember any more.

8:13In that he says New, he has made the first old; but that which grows old and aged is near disappearing.

9:1The first therefore also indeed had ordinances of service, and the sanctuary, a worldly one.

9:2For a tabernacle was set up; the first, in which were both the candlestick and the table and the exposition of the loaves, which is called Holy;

9:3but after the second veil a tabernacle which is called Holy of holies,

9:4having a golden censer, and the ark of the covenant, covered round in every part with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, and the rod of Aaron that had sprouted, and the tables of the covenant;

9:5and above over it the cherubim of glory shadowing the mercy-seat; concerning which it is not now the time to speak in detail.

9:6Now these things being thus ordered, into the first tabernacle the priests enter at all times, accomplishing the services;

9:7but into the second, the high priest only, once a year, not without blood, which he offers for himself and for the errors of the people:

9:8the Holy Spirit shewing this, that the way of the holy of holies has not yet been made manifest while as yet the first tabernacle has its standing;

9:9the which is an image for the present time, according to which both gifts and sacrifices, unable to perfect as to conscience him that worshipped, are offered,

9:10consisting only of meats and drinks and divers washings, ordinances of flesh, imposed until the time of setting things right.

9:11But Christ being come high priest of the good things to come, by the better and more perfect tabernacle not made with hand, (that is, not of this creation,)

9:12nor by blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, has entered in once for all into the holy of holies, having found an eternal redemption.

9:13For if the blood of goats and bulls, and a heifer's ashes sprinkling the defiled, sanctifies for the purity of the flesh,

9:14how much rather shall the blood of the Christ, who by the eternal Spirit offered himself spotless to God, purify your conscience from dead works to worship the living God?

9:15And for this reason he is mediator of a new covenant, so that, death having taken place for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, the called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

9:16(For where there is a testament, the death of the testator must needs come in.

9:17For a testament is of force when men are dead, since it is in no way of force while the testator is alive.)

9:18Whence neither the first was inaugurated without blood.

9:19For every commandment having been spoken according to the law by Moses to all the people; having taken the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, he sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,

9:20saying, This is the blood of the covenant which God has enjoined to you.

9:21And the tabernacle too and all the vessels of service he sprinkled in like manner with blood;

9:22and almost all things are purified with blood according to the law, and without blood-shedding there is no remission.

9:23It was necessary then that the figurative representations of the things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with sacrifices better than these.

9:24For the Christ is not entered into holy places made with hand, figures of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear before the face of God for us:

9:25nor in order that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy places every year with blood not his own;

9:26since he had then been obliged often to suffer from the foundation of the world. But now once in the consummation of the ages he has been manifested for the putting away of sin by his sacrifice.

9:27And forasmuch as it is the portion of men once to die, and after this judgment;

9:28thus the Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear to those that look for him the second time without sin for salvation.

10:1For the law, having a shadow of the coming good things, not the image itself of the things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually yearly, perfect those who approach.

10:2Since, would they not indeed have ceased being offered, on account of the worshippers once purged having no longer any conscience of sins?

10:3But in these there is a calling to mind of sins yearly.

10:4For blood of bulls and goats is incapable of taking away sins.

10:5Wherefore coming into the world he says, Sacrifice and offering thou willedst not; but thou hast prepared me a body.

10:6Thou tookest no pleasure in burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin.

10:7Then I said, Lo, I come (in the roll of the book it is written of me) to do, O God, thy will.

10:8Above, saying Sacrifices and offerings and burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou willedst not, neither tookest pleasure in (which are offered according to the law);

10:9then he said, Lo, I come to do thy will. He takes away the first that he may establish the second;

10:10by which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

10:11And every priest stands daily ministering, and offering often the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.

10:12But *he*, having offered one sacrifice for sins, sat down in perpetuity at the right hand of God,

10:13waiting from henceforth until his enemies be set for the footstool of his feet.

10:14For by one offering he has perfected in perpetuity the sanctified.

10:15And the Holy Spirit also bears us witness of it; for after what was said:

10:16This is the covenant which I will establish towards them after those days, saith the Lord: Giving my laws into their hearts, I will write them also in their understandings;

10:17and their sins and their lawlessnesses I will never remember any more.

10:18But where there is remission of these, there is no longer a sacrifice for sin.

10:19Having therefore, brethren, boldness for entering into the holy of holies by the blood of Jesus,

10:20the new and living way which he has dedicated for us through the veil, that is, his flesh,

10:21and having a great priest over the house of God,

10:22let us approach with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, sprinkled as to our hearts from a wicked conscience, and washed as to our body with pure water.

10:23Let us hold fast the confession of the hope unwavering, (for he is faithful who has promised;)

10:24and let us consider one another for provoking to love and good works;

10:25not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the custom is with some; but encouraging one another, and by so much the more as ye see the day drawing near.

10:26For where we sin wilfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains any sacrifice for sins,

10:27but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and heat of fire about to devour the adversaries.

10:28Any one that has disregarded Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses:

10:29of how much worse punishment, think ye, shall he be judged worthy who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and esteemed the blood of the covenant, whereby he has been sanctified, common, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?

10:30For we know him that said, To me belongs vengeance; *I* will recompense, saith the Lord: and again, The Lord shall judge his people.

10:31It is a fearful thing falling into the hands of the living God.

10:32But call to mind the earlier days in which, having been enlightened, ye endured much conflict of sufferings;

10:33on the one hand, when ye were made a spectacle both in reproaches and afflictions; and on the other, when ye became partakers with those who were passing through them.

10:34For ye both sympathised with prisoners and accepted with joy the plunder of your goods, knowing that ye have for yourselves a better substance, and an abiding one.

10:35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense.

10:36For ye have need of endurance in order that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.

10:37For yet a very little while he that comes will come, and will not delay.

10:38But the just shall live by faith; and, if he draw back, my soul does not take pleasure in him.

10:39But *we* are not drawers back to perdition, but of faith to saving the soul.

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