10:1 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 to [them] perfect.
10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because
that the worshipers once cleansed, would have had no more
conscience of sins.
10:3 But in those [sacrifices there is] a remembrance again
[made] of sins every year.
10:4 For [it is] not possible that the blood of bulls and of
goats should take away sins.
10:5 Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, he saith,
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body hast thou
10:6 In burnt-offerings and [sacrifices] for sin thou hast had
10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is
written concerning me,) to do thy will, O God.
10:8 Above, when he said, Sacrifice and offering and
burnt-offerings and [offering] for sin thou wouldst not,
neither hadst pleasure [in them]; which are offered by the law;
10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh
away the first, that he may establish the second.
10:10 By which will we are sanctified through the offering of
the body of Jesus Christ once [for all].
10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering
often the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins,
for ever sat down on the right hand of God;
10:13 From henceforth waiting till his enemies are made his
10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that
10:15 [Of this] the Holy Spirit also is a witness to us: for
after that he had said before,
10:16 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;
10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
10:18 Now where remission of these [is], [there is] no more
offering for sin.
10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the
holiest by the blood of Jesus,
10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us,
through the vail, that is to say, his flesh;
10:21 And [having] a high priest over the house of God;
10:22 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.
10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without
wavering; for he [is] faithful that promised:
10:24 And let us consider one another to excite to love and to
10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves, as the manner
of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the
more, as ye see the day approaching.
10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the
knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for
10:27 But a certain fearful apprehension of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
10:28 He that despised Moses' law, died without mercy under two
or three witnesses:
10:29 Of how much more severe 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, by which he was
sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite to the
Spirit of grace?
10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance [belongeth] to
me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord will
judge his people.
10:31 [It is] a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the
10:32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after
ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
10:33 Partly, while ye were made a gazing-stock both by
reproaches and afflictions; and partly, while ye became
companions of them that were so used.
10:34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully
the seizing of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have
in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great
recompense of reward.
10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye may receive the promise.
10:37 For yet a little while, and he that is coming will come,
and will not tarry.
10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] shall
draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
10:39 But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of
them that believe to the saving of the soul.