Godbey(i) 1 For the law having the shadow of good things to come, not the real image of the things, annually with the same sacrifices which they offer continually, is by no means able to make perfect those coming to it: 2 since in that case would they not have ceased being offered, because the worshipers having once been purified would have had no more conscience of sins? 3 But in the same sacrifices there is a remembrance of sins annually; 4 for it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins. 5 Therefore, coming into the world, he says; Sacrifice an offering thou willest not, but thou hast perfected for me a body: 6 whole burnt offerings and offerings for sins thou wast not pleased with: 7 then I said, Lo, I come in the volume of the Book it has been written of me to do thy will, O God. 8 Saying above, that Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and offerings for sin thou didst not will, neither wast well pleased with; whatsoever are offered according to law; 9 then he has said, Lo, I come to do thy will. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second; 10 by which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every high priest indeed stands daily ministering, and frequently offering the same sacrifices, which are never able to take away sins: 12 and he, having offered up one sacrifice for sins, forever sat down on the right hand of God; 13 finally waiting until his enemies may be made the foot-stool of his feet. 14 For by one offering he has forever perfected the sanctified. 15 And the Holy Ghost truly does witness to us: for afterward he said, 16 This is the covenant that I will make unto them after these days, says the Lord; having given my laws on their hearts, and I will also write them in their mind; 17 and I will remember their sins and iniquities no more. 18 But where there is removal of these, there is no more offering for sin. 19 Then, brethren, having boldness unto the entering in of the holies through the blood of Jesus, 20 by which he has opened unto us a new and living way, through the veil, that is, of his flesh, 21 and having a great high priest over the house of God; 22 let us draw nigh with a true heart in a full assurance of faith, having been sprinkled as to our hearts from an evil conscience, 23 and washed as to our body with purifying water: let us hold fast the testimony of hope steadfast; for the one having promised is faithful; 24 and let us recognize one another in the provocation of divine love and good works: 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as is the custom to some; but exhorting: and this the more, as you see the days drawing nigh. 26 For we sinning willingly after we have received the perfect knowledge of the truth, there is left no more sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful anticipation of judgment and violence of fire, about to devour the adversaries. 28 The one having rejected the law of Moses dies without mercy before two or three witnesses: 29 of how much more terrible punishment, do you think, the one having trodden under foot the Son of God, and counted the blood of the covenant, by which he was sanctified, common, and insulted the Spirit of grace; be counted worthy! 30 For we know him who said, Vengeance belongs to me, I will repay; and again, The Lord will judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 But remember the former days, in which, you being illuminated by the Spirit, endured a great fight of afflictions; 33 both indeed in reproaches and tribulations being exposed as a theater, and having become the companions of those being thus exercised. 34 For you suffered along with the prisoners, and received with joy the spoliation of your goods, knowing that you have a better and abiding possession. 35 Therefore cast not away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of patience, in order that, having done the will of God, you will inherit the promise. 37 For yet a little while, the one coming will come, and will not tarry. 38 My righteous man shall live by faith: and if he may draw back, my soul has no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of the drawing back unto perdition; but of faith unto the salvation of the soul.