Hebrews 10 New American Standard Bible

10 1  For the Law , since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things , can never , by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year , make perfect those who draw near . 2  Otherwise , would they not have ceased to be offered , because the worshipers , having once been cleansed , would no longer have had consciousness of sins ? 3  But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year . 4  For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins . 5  Therefore , when He comes into the world , He says , " SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED , BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME; 6  IN WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE TAKEN NO PLEASURE .

7  " THEN I SAID , 'BEHOLD , I HAVE COME (IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN TO DO YOUR WILL , O GOD .' " 8  After saying above , " SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED , NOR HAVE YOU TAKEN PLEASURE in them" (which are offered according to the Law ), 9  then He said , " BEHOLD , I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL ." He takes away the first in order to establish the second . 10  By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all . 11  Every priest stands daily e ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices , which can never take away sins ; 12  but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time , SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD , 13  waiting from that time onward UNTIL HIS ENEMIES BE MADE A FOOTSTOOL FOR HIS FEET . 14  For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified . 15  And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying , 16  " THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS , SAYS THE Lord : I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART , AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM," He then says, 17  " AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO e MORE ." 18  Now where there is forgiveness of these things , there is no longer any offering for sin .

Let Us Draw Near and Hold Fast

19  Therefore , brethren , since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus , 20  by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil , that is, His flesh , 21  and since we have a great priest over the house of God , 22  let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith , having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water . 23  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering , for He who promised is faithful ; 24  and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds , 25  not forsaking our own assembling together , as is the habit of some , but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near . 26  For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth , there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins , 27  but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES . 28  Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses . 29  How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God , and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified , and has insulted the Spirit of grace ? 30  For we know Him who said , " VENGEANCE IS MINE , I WILL REPAY ." And again , " THE Lord WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE ." 31  It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God . 32  But remember the former days , when e , after being enlightened , you endured a great conflict of sufferings , 33  partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations , and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated . 34  For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property , knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one. 35  Therefore , do not throw away your confidence , which has a great reward . 36  For you have need of endurance , so that when you have done the will of God , you may receive what was promised . 37  FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE , HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME , AND WILL NOT DELAY . 38  BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH ; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK , MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM. 39  But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction , but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul .

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