Hebrews 10:19-39 American Standard Version

Let Us Draw Near and Hold Fast

19  Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20  by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21  and [having] a great priest over the house of God; 22  let us draw near with a true heart in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience: and having our body washed with pure water, 23  let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for he is faithful that promised: 24  and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works; 25  not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting [one another]; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh. 26  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for sins, 27  but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries. 28  A man that hath set at nought Moses law dieth without compassion on [the word of] two or three witnesses: 29  of how much sorer punishment, think ye, shall he be judged 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? 30  For we know him that said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense. And again, The Lord shall judge 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 enlightened, ye endured a great conflict of sufferings; 33  partly, being made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, becoming partakers with them that were so used. 34  For ye both had compassion on them that were in bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of you possessions, knowing that ye have for yourselves a better possession and an abiding one. 35  Cast not away therefore your boldness, which hath great recompense of reward. 36  For ye have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise. 37  For yet a very little while, He that cometh shall come, and shall not tarry. 38  But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him. 39  But we are not of them that shrink back unto perdition; but of them that have faith unto the saving of the soul.

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