RKJNT(i) 1 For the law, being only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never by those sacrifices, which are offered year by year, continually, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased being offered? because the worshippers, once cleansed, would no longer have had a consciousness of sins. 3 But those sacrifices are a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Therefore, when he came into the world, he said, Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you have prepared for me; 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure. 7 Then I said, Lo, I come (in the scroll of the book it is written of me,) to do your will, O God. 8 After he said above, Sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and offerings for sin you did not desire, neither did you have pleasure in them, which are offered according to the law; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 Every priest stands daily ministering and offering, time and again, the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From that time on waiting until his enemies are made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are sanctified. 15 And the Holy Spirit also is a witness to us: for after he said, 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them; 17 Then he adds, Their sins and iniquities I will remember no more. 18 Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. 19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the most holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way which he has opened for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And since we have a high priest over the house of God, 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our hope, without wavering; (for he who promised is faithful;) 24 And let us consider how to arouse one another to love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some; but exhorting 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 remains no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful expectation of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He who despised Moses' law died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses: 29 How much more severe punishment do you suppose he shall deserve, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has affronted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who has said, Vengeance belongs to me, I will repay. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle in the face of afflictions; 33 Sometimes you were made a public spectacle by insults and afflictions; and sometimes, because you became companions to those who were so treated. 34 For you had compassion on the prisoners, and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your goods, knowing that you have a better possession, and an enduring one. 35 Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while longer, and he who shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 But my righteous one shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of those who draw back to destruction; but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.