Hebrews 10 ©
The sacrifices of the law, being often repeated, could not take away sins. The abolition of them, and substitution of Christ's body in their stead, foretold by the Psalmist: by the offering of which body once for all we obtain perfect remission. An exhortation to stedfastness in the faith, and to love and good works. The danger of a wilful relapse after having received the knowledge of the truth; and of forfeiting the reward of a good beginning for want of perseverance.
Wherefore ewhen he cometh into the world, he saith, fSacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but ga body 2hast thou hprepared me:
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
3And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
aLet us draw near with a true heart in bfull assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
kOf how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, lwho hath trodden under foot mthe Son of God, and hath counted the nblood of the covenant, wherewith ohe was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done p*despite unto the Spirit of grace?
vFor ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and wtook joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing 6in yourselves that xye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.