Thomson(i) 1 For the law having a shadow of the good things to come and not the very image of those things, can by no means make them who present themselves, perfect for ever by those sacrifices which they offer year after year. 2 Otherwise would they not have ceased to be offered? Since they who performed the service, being once purified, would no more have a consciousness of sins. 3 But by these there is an annual remembrance of sins. 4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5 Therefore when coming into the world he saith, "Sacrifices and offering? thou didst not desire, but preparedst for me a body. 6 In whole burnt offerings and offerings for sin thou hadst no pleasure; 7 then I said, Behold I come [in the volume of a book it is written of me] to perform, 0 God, thy will." 8 Having first said, "Sacrifice and offering and whole burnt offerings, and offerings for sins thou didst not desire, nor take pleasure in them," [These were offered according to the law] 9 He then said, "Behold I come to perform, 0 God, thy will" [he taketh away the first that he may establish the second]. 10 by which will we are sanctified by the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once only. 11 Though every priest hath indeed stood performing daily service, and frequently offering the same sacrifices, these can by no means take away sins; 12 but he having offered for sins one sacrifice, to last for ever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 thenceforth waiting till his enemies are made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath made perfect for ever them who are sanctified. 15 And this indeed the holy spirit testified! to us; for after saying, 16 This is the covenant which I will make with Them "After these days, saith the Lord, having adapted my laws.to their understandings, I will write them on their minds, 17 and their sins and iniquities I will remember no more." 18 Now, where there is a remission of these, there is no more an offering for sin. 19 As we, therefore, brethren, have, by virtue of the blood of Jesus, free access to the holies 20 by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, his flesh; 21 and a great high priest over the house of God, 22 let us come with a true heart in the full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and the body washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of this hope without wavering; for he who hath promised is faithful; 24 and let us observe one another, in order to excite love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the custom of some, but comforting one another; and so much the more as you see the day approaching. 26 For if we sin wilfully, after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more any sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain dreadful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Whoever hath set at naught the law of Moses dieth without mercy, on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much greater punishment, think ye, will he be thought worthy, who hath trampled upon the Son of God, and accounted the blood of the covenant, by which he was sanctified, a common thing, and treated contemptuously the spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, "Vengeance is mine, I will requite, saith the Lord;" and, again, "The Lord will judge his people." 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after you were enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, 33 being publicly exposed to reproaches and afflictions, and at the same time sympathizing with them who were thus treated: 34 For you sympathized with me in my bonds, and waited with joy the seizure of your goods, knowing that you had in yourselves a better,"even an ever-during substance in heaven. 35 Therefore cast not away that confidence of yours which hath a great recompense of reward. 36 For you must persevere, that when you have performed the will of God, you may receive the promised reward. 37 "For yet a little while, and he who is coming will come, and will not delay; 38 now the just shall live because of faith; but if he, through fear, draw back; my soul hath no pleasure in him." 39 But we are not of them who draw back for perdition; but of them who believe for the attainment of life.