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10Â For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
2Â For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
3Â But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
4Â For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
5Â Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
6Â In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7Â Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8Â 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;
9Â Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10Â By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11Â And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12Â But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13Â From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14Â For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15Â Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16Â This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17Â And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18Â Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19Â Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20Â By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21Â And having an high priest over the house of God;
22Â 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.
23Â Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24Â And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25Â Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26Â For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27Â But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28Â He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29Â Of how much sorer punishment, 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 despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30Â For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31Â It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32Â But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
33Â Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
34Â For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
35Â Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36Â For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37Â For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38Â Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39Â But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.Â
11Â Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2Â For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3Â Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4Â By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5Â By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6Â But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7Â By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8Â By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9Â By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10Â For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11Â Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12Â Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13Â These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14Â For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15Â And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16Â But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
17Â By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18Â Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19Â Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20Â By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21Â By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22Â By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23Â By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24Â By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25Â Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26Â Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27Â By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28Â Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29Â By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30Â By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
31Â By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32Â And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33Â Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
34Â Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35Â Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36Â And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37Â They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38Â (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39Â And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40Â God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.