We are sanctified by the shedding of the blood of Christ—The superiority of His sacrifice is explained—Those who fall from grace through willful sin are damned—The just will live by faith.
1 For the alaw having a bshadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered cyear by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once apurged should have had no more bconscience of sins.
3 But in those asacrifices there is a bremembrance again made of sins every year.
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
6 In burnt offerings and asacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are asanctified through the boffering cof the dbody of Jesus Christ eonce for all.
11 And every priest standeth adaily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away bsins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one asacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 aFrom henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15 Whereof the aHoly Ghost also is a bwitness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the acovenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their bminds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where aremission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, aboldness to enter into the bholiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the aveil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an ahigh priest over the house of God;
22 Let us adraw bnear with a true heart in full assurance of cfaith, having our hearts dsprinkled from an evil econscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the aprofession of our bfaith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us aconsider one another to bprovoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the aassembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we asin bwilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery aindignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that adespised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer apunishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done bdespite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, aVengeance belongeth unto me, I will brecompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall cjudge 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 illuminated, ye endured a great afight of afflictions;
33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took ajoyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring bsubstance.
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of apatience, that, after ye have done the bwill of God, ye might receive the cpromise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man adraw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who adraw back unto bperdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.