1 For the Law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of
those things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by
year, make those who approach perfect.
2 For then, would they not have ceased to be offered? For those serving, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins.
3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.
4 For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: Sacrifice and offering You did not
desire, but a body You have prepared for Me.
6 You did not take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin.
7 Then I said, Behold, I have come (In the volume of the book it is written of Me) to do Your will, O God.
8 Previously saying, Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did
not desire, nor were pleased with them (which are offered according to the Law),
9 then He said, Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God. He takes away the first in
order that He may establish the second.
10 By which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus
Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices,
which can never take away sins.
12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the
right hand of God,
13 from that time onward waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.
14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I
will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,
17 then He adds, Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.
18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holy of Holies by the blood of
20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil; that is, His
21 and having a High Priest over the house of God,
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.
23 Let us hold fast the confession of the hope without wavering, for He who promised is
24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but
exhorting; and so much the more as you see the Day drawing near.
26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the full true knowledge of the truth,
there remains no more sacrifice for sins,
27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour
those who oppose.
28 Anyone who rejected Moses' Law dies without mercy before two or three witnesses.
29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has
trampled on the Son of God, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was
sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of Grace?
30 For we know Him who has said, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says 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 remember the former days in which, after you were given understanding, you
endured a great struggle with afflictions,
33 indeed while you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and afflictions, and also
while you became companions of those who were so treated;
34 for you had compassion on me in my bonds, and joyfully accepted the plundering of
your goods, knowing, yourselves, that you have a better and an enduring possession in
35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may
receive the promise:
37 For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not linger.
38 Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul is not pleased with
39 But we are not of those who draw back to destruction, but of those who believe to the
preserving of the soul.