Christís Sacrifice Once for All
10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to
come, and not the very image of the things, can never with
those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually
make the comers thereunto perfect.
10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered?
because that the worshippers once purged should have had no
more conscience of sins.
10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again
made of sins every year.
10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of
goats should take away sins.
10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast
thou prepared me:
10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast
had no pleasure.
10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it
is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt
offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither
hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He
taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the
offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and
offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never
take away sins:
10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for
sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made
10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them
that are sanctified.
10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for
after that he had said before,
10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after
those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their
hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no
10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more
offering for sin.
A Call to Persevere
10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into
the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated
for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance
of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil
conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without
wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love
and to good works:
10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,
as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so
much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received
the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more
sacrifice for sins,
10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and
fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under
two or three witnesses:
10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be
thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God,
and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was
sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the
Spirit of grace?
10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth
unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The
Lord shall judge his people.
10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the
10:32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which,
after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of
10:33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by
reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became
companions of them that were so used.
10:34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took
joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves
that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath
great recompence of reward.
10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have
done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will
come, and will not tarry.
10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw
back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition;
but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.