Hebrews 2:11–6:20

11 For both fhe that sanctifieth and gthey who are sanctified hare all of one: for which cause ihe is not ashamed to call them jbrethren, 12 Saying, kI will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of lthe church will I sing praise unto thee. 13 And again, mI will put my trust in him. And again, nBehold I and the children owhich God hath given me. 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of pflesh and blood, qhe also himself likewise took part of the same; that rthrough death he might sdestroy him that had the power of death, tthat is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who uthrough vfear of death were all their lifetime wsubject to vbondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore xxin all things it behoved him qto be made like unto his brethren, that he might be ya merciful and faithful high priest zin things pertaining to God, to amake reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 yFor in that he himself hath suffered bbeing tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

3 Wherefore, aholy brethren, partakers of bthe heavenly ccalling, consider dthe Apostle and eHigh Priest of our fprofession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also gMoses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as hhe who hath ibuilded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is ibuilded by some man; but jhe that ibuilt all things is God. And gMoses verily was kfaithful in all his house, as la servant, mfor a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; But Christ as na son over his own house; owhose house are we, if we phold fast qthe confidence and rthe rejoicing sof the hope firm tunto the end. Wherefore (as uthe Holy Ghost saith, vTo day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works wforty years. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 11 xSo I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from ythe living God. 13 But zexhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened athrough the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we bhold the beginning of our cconfidence bstedfast unto the end; 15 While it is said, dTo day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. 16 For esome, when they had heard, did fprovoke: howbeit gnot all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, hwhose icarcases fell in the wilderness? 18 And kto whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that lbelieved not? 19 So we see that mthey could not enter in because of nunbelief.

4 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you ashould seem bto come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as cunto them: but the word preached did not profit them, ||dnot being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as ehe said, fAs I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished gfrom the foundation of the world. For ehe spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, hAnd God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, fIf they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and cthey to whom ||it was first preached ientered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying kin David, lTo day, after so long a time; as it is said, lTo day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if ||Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a ||rest to the people of God. 10 For mhe that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall nafter the same oexample of ||punbelief. 12 For qthe word of God is rquick, and powerful, and ssharper than any ttwoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of usoul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is va discerner of the thoughts and wintents of the heart. 13 xNeither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are ynaked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14 Seeing then that we have a great zhigh priest, athat is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, blet us hold fast our cprofession. 15 For dwe have not zan high priest ewhich cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was fin all points gtempted like as we are, yet hwithout sin. 16 iLet us therefore come jboldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and kfind grace to help in time of need.

5 aFor every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men bin things pertaining to God, athat he may offer both cgifts and sacrifices dfor sins: eWho ||can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is fcompassed with infirmity. And by reason hereof he ought, gas for the people, so also for himself, to offer dfor sins. And hno man itaketh this honour unto himself, but khe that is called of God, las was Aaron. So also Christ mglorified not himself to be made nan high priest; but he that said unto him, oThou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, pThou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Who in the days of his flesh, qwhen he had offered up rprayers and supplications swith strong crying and ttears unto him that was able uto save him from death, and vwas heard ||in that he wfeared; Though he were xa Son, yet ylearned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And zbeing made perfect, he became athe author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 10 Called of God ban high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

11 Of whom cwe have many things to say, and dhard to be uttered, seeing ye are edull of hearing. 12 For when ffor the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be gthe first hprinciples of ithe oracles of God; and care become such as have need of jmilk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth jmilk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is ka babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are ||of full age, even those who by reason ||of use have their senses lexercised mto ndiscern both good and evil.

6 Therefore aleaving ||the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto cperfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance dfrom dead works, and of faith toward God, eOf the doctrine of baptisms, and fof laying on of hands, and gof resurrection of the dead, and ghof ieternal judgment. And this will we do, kif God permit. For lit is mimpossible for those who were once nenlightened, and have tasted of othe heavenly gift, and pwere made partakers of sthe Holy Ghost, And qhave tasted rthe good word of God, and sthe powers of tthe world to come, If they shall ttfall away, to renew them again uunto repentance; vseeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and wput him to an open shame. For the earth xwhich drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs ymeet zfor them ||by whom it is dressed, xreceiveth blessing from God: But athat which beareth thorns and briers is brejected, and is bbnigh unto ccursing; ccwhose end is to be burned.

But, beloved, we are persuaded dbetter things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. 10 ddFor eGod is not unrighteous fto forget your work and fglabour of love, which hye have shewed toward his name, in that iye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that every one of you do hshew the same kdiligence to lthe full assurance of mhope unto the end: 12 That ye be not nslothful, but nnfollowers of them who through faith and patience inherit opthe promises. 13 For owhen God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, qhe sware by himself, 14 Saying, rSurely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And so, pafter he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men verily swear by the greater: and san oath for tconfirmation is to them an end of all ustrife. 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto vthe heirs of xpromise wthe immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by xan oath: 18 That by xtwo wimmutable things, in which it was yimpossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon mthe hope zset before us: 19 Which hope we have as aan anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and bwhich entereth into that within cthe veil; 20 Whither dthe forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made ean high priest ffor ever after the order of Melchisedec.

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