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Hebrews 10 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:1 - For the law possesses a shadow of the good things to come but not the reality itself, and is therefore completely unable, by the same sacrifices offered continually, year after year, to perfect those who come to worship.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:2 - For otherwise would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers would have been purified once for all and so have no further consciousness of sin?
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:3 - But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year after year.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:4 - For the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sins.
(cf. Psa 40:6–8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:5 - So when he came into the world, he said, "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:6 - "Whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings you took no delight in.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:7 - "Then I said, 'Here I am: I have come - it is written of me in the scroll of the book - to do your will, O God.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:8 - When he says above, "Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings you did not desire nor did you take delight in them" (which are offered according to the law),
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:9 - then he says, "Here I am: I have come to do your will." He does away with the first to establish the second.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:10 - By his will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:11 - And every priest stands day after day serving and offering the same sacrifices again and again - sacrifices that can never take away sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:12 - But when this priest had offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, he sat down at the right hand of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:13 - where he is now waiting until his enemies are made a footstool for his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:14 - For by one offering he has perfected for all time those who are made holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:15 - And the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us, for after saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:16 - "This is the covenant that I will establish with them after those days, says the Lord. I will put my laws on their hearts and I will inscribe them on their minds,"
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:17 - then he says, "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no longer."
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:18 - Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

A New and Living Way

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:19 - Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:20 - by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:21 - and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:22 - let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:23 - And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:24 - And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:25 - not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and even more so because you see the day drawing near.

Christ or Judgment

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:26 - For if we deliberately keep on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, no further sacrifice for sins is left for us,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:27 - but only a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that will consume God's enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:28 - Someone who rejected the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:29 - How much greater punishment do you think that person deserves who has contempt for the Son of God, and profanes the blood of the covenant that made him holy, and insults the Spirit of grace?
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:30 - For we know the one who said, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people."
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:31 - It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:32 - But remember the former days when you endured a harsh conflict of suffering after you were enlightened.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:33 - At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and afflictions, and at other times you came to share with others who were treated in that way.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:34 - For in fact you shared the sufferings of those in prison, and you accepted the confiscation of your belongings with joy, because you knew that you certainly had a better and lasting possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:35 - So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:36 - For you need endurance in order to do God's will and so receive what is promised.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:37 - For just a little longer and he who is coming will arrive and not delay.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:38 - But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, I take no pleasure in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:39 - But we are not among those who shrink back and thus perish, but are among those who have faith and preserve their souls.

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