THE EPISTLE OF THE
2H E B R E W S
Hebrews 10 ©
1 The apostle declares that the law had but a shadow of the good things to come, and by its manifold and yearly sacrifices it was not able to perfect anything. 5 And that therefore David testifies in Psalm 40, that Christ was to come into the world to do the will of God. 10 And by the only sacrifice of His body to perfect us for ever. 15 The same he proves again by the contents of the new covenant, Jeremiah 31, in which the perfect taking away of sins is promised. 18 And concludes therefore that there is no more need of any sacrifice for sin. 19 Afterward he comes to the other part of the epistle, namely, to exhortations unto their bounden duty; and first he exhorts the Hebrews to go unto God with a confident faith, by the way which Christ has consecrated for us. 23 Afterwards he exhorts them to steadfastness in the profession of this hope, and to unwavering love. 25 And to the keeping of their assemblies together. 26 To this end sets before their eyes on the one side the fearful judgment of God which apostates are to expect. 32 And on the other side their former patience and compassion on the afflicted, even on his own bonds also. 36 Together with the promises which those who are constant shall receive. 37 Both which he proves by a place out of Hab. 2:4, which he rehearses and applies.
FORa1the law having 2a shadow of good things 3to come, and not 4the very image of the things, can never with 5those sacrifices which they offered year by year 6continually make the comers 7thereunto 8perfect.
9For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had 10no more conscience of sins.
But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance 11again made of sins every year.
Forbit is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away 12sins.
13Wherefore when he 14cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrificec and offering 15thou wouldest not, but 16a body hast thou prepared me:
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Then said I, Lo, I come (in 17the volume of the book it is written of me,) 18to do thy will, O God.
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;
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. 19He taketh away the first, that he 20may establish the second.
21By the which will 22we are sanctified 23throughd the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes 24the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
But this man, after he had 25offered one sacrifice for sins 26for ever, sate down on the right hand of God;
27From henceforth expectingf till his enemies be made his footstool.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever 28them that are sanctified.
Whereof 29the Holy Ghost also is a 30witness to us: for after that he had said before,
Thisgis the covenant that I will make with them after those days, 31saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Now where remission of these is, there is 32no more offering for sin.
33Having therefore, brethren, boldness 34to enterh into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
By a 35new and 36living 37way, which he hath 38consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, 39his flesh;
And having an high priest 40over the house of God;
Let us draw near with a 41true heart in full assurance of faith, having 42our hearts 43sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our 44bodies washed 45withi pure water.
Let us 46hold fast the profession of our 47faith without wavering; (for he is 48faithful that promised;)
And let us 49consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Not forsaking 50the assembling of ourselves together, as 51the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Forj if we sin 52wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth 53no more sacrifice for sins,
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour 54the adversaries.
He that 55despised Moses’ law died without mercy underk two or three witnesses:
Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath 56trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted 57the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was 58sanctified, 59an unholy thing, and hath done despitel unto 60the Spirit of grace?
For we know him 61that hath said, Vengeancembelongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, Then Lord shall judge his people.
It is a fearful thing 62to fall into the hands of the living God.
But call to remembrance the former days, in which, 63after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
Partly, whilst ye were made 64a gazingstocko both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became 65companions of them that were so used.
For ye had compassion of me 66in myp bonds, and took 67joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing 68in yourselves that ye have in heaven aq better and an enduring substance.
Cast not away therefore 69your confidence, which hath great 70recompence of reward.
Forr ye have need of 71patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive 72the promise.
Fors73yet a little while, and 74he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
Nowt the just 75shall live by faith: but 76if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
77But we are not 78of them who draw back unto perdition; but 79of them that believe to the 80saving 81of the soul.