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Hebrews 10 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:1 - For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices which are continually offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:2 - Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered? If the worshipers had once been cleansed, they would no longer have any consciousness of sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:3 - But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sin year after year.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:4 - For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.
(cf. Psa 40:6–8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:5 - Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:6 - in burnt offerings and sin offerings thou hast taken no pleasure.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:7 - Then I said, 'Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God,' as it is written of me in the roll of the book."
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:8 - When he said above, "Thou hast neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law),
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:9 - then he added, "Lo, I have come to do thy will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:10 - And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:11 - And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:12 - But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:13 - then to wait until his enemies should be made a stool for his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:14 - For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:15 - And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:16 - "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,"
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:17 - then he adds, "I will remember their sins and their misdeeds no more."
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:18 - 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, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:20 - by the new and living way which he opened 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 true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:23 - Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:24 - and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:25 - not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Christ or Judgment

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:26 - For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:27 - but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:28 - A man who has violated the law of Moses dies without mercy at the testimony of two or three witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:29 - How much worse punishment do you think will be deserved by the man who has spurned the Son of God, and profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and outraged the Spirit of grace?
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:30 - For we know him who said, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay." And again, "The Lord will judge his people."
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:31 - It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:32 - But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:33 - sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:34 - For you had compassion on the prisoners, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:35 - Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:36 - For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:37 - "For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:38 - but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:39 - But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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