Hebrews 8–10

8 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such aan high priest, bwho is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty cin the heavens; dA minister ||of ethe sanctuary, and of fthe true tabernacle, which the Lord gpitched, and not man. hFor every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have isomewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that ||there are priests that offer hgifts according to the law: Who serve unto jthe example and kshadow of heavenly things, as Moses lwas admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, mSee, nsaith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. But now hath he obtained a omore excellent pministry, by how much also he is qthe mediator of a rbetter ||scovenant, which was testablished upon rbetter promises.

For uif that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, nhe saith, vBehold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new scovenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I wtook them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10 For xthis is sthe covenant that I will xxmake with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them ||in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, yand their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is zready to vanish away.

9 Then verily the first covenant had also ||aordinances of bdivine service, and a cworldly dsanctuary. For there was ea tabernacle fmade; gthe first, hwherein was ithe candlestick, and kthe table, and lthe shewbread; ewhich is called ||mthe sanctuary. And nafter the second veil, the tabernacle which is called cthe Holiest of all; Which had the golden ocenser, and pthe ark of qthe covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was rthe golden pot that had manna, and sAaron’s rod that budded, and tthe tables of qthe covenant; And uover it the cherubims of glory shadowing vthe mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus fordained, the priests went walways into gthe first tabernacle, accomplishing bthe service of God. But into xthe second went the high priest alone yonce every year, not without blood, zwhich he offered for himself, and for the aerrors of the people: bThe Holy Ghost this signifying, that cthe way into dthe holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was ea figure for the time then fpresent, in which gwere offered both gifts and sacrifices, hthat could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; 10 Which stood only in ijmeats and jdrinks, and kdivers lwashings, and mcarnal ||ordinances, nimposed on them until the time of reformation. 11 But Christ being come oan high priest pof good things to come, by qa greater and more perfect tabernacle, not rmade with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12 Neither by sthe blood of goats and calves, but by this own blood uhe entered in vonce into wthe holy place, xhaving yobtained eternal zredemption for us. 13 For if athe blood of bulls and of goats, and bthe ashes of an heifer sprinkling cthe unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more dshall the blood of Christ, who ethrough the eternal Spirit foffered himself without ||gspot to God, hpurge your conscience ifrom dead works kto serve lthe living God?

15 And for this cause he is mthe mediator of the nnew otestament, pthat by means of death, ffor qthe redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, rthey which are called smight receive the stpromise of eternal uinheritance. 16 For where a otestament is, there must also of necessity ||be the death of the testator. 17 vFor oa testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 18 Whereupon neither the first vvtestament was ||wdedicated without blood. 19 For xwhen Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, yhe took the blood of zcalves and of goats, with awater, and ||abscarlet wool, and achyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 20 Saying, dThis is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 21 Moreover ehe sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of fthe ministry. 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and gwithout shedding of blood is no remission. 23 It was therefore necessary that hthe patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For iChrist is not entered into jthe holy places kmade with hands, which are lthe figures of mthe true; but ninto heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God ofor us: 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, pas the high priest entereth into ithe holy place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered qsince the foundation of the world: but now ronce sin the end of the world sshath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men tonce to die, but uafter this the judgment: 28 So vChrist was ronce offered to bear the sins of xmany; and unto them that ylook for him shall he appear the second time zwithout sin unto salvation.

10 For the law having aa shadow bof good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never cwith those sacrifices which they offered year by year dcontinually cmake the comers thereunto eperfect. For then ||would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But fin those sacrifices there is ga remembrance again made of sins hevery year. For iit is not possible that kthe blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore lwhen he cometh into the world, he saith, mSacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but na body ||hast thou prepared me: In oburnt offerings and psacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, qSacrifice and offering and oburnt offerings and poffering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said he, rLo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will swe are sanctified through the offering of nthe body of Jesus Christ tonce for all. 11 And every priest standeth udaily wministering and offering oftentimes xthe same sacrifices, iwhich can never take away sins: 12 But this man, yafter he had offered one sacrifice for sins dfor ever, zsat down on the right hand of God; 13 aFrom henceforth expecting btill his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering che hath perfected cfor ever dthem that are sanctified. 15 Whereof ethe Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16 fThis is the covenant that I will gmake with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 gAnd their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

19 hHaving therefore, brethren, ||boldness to enter into ithe holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living kway, which he hath ||consecrated for us, through lthe veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having man high priest over nthe house of God; 22 oLet us draw near with a true heart in pfull assurance of faith, qhaving our hearts rsprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies swashed rwith pure water. 23 tLet us hold fast the uprofession of our vfaith without wavering; (for whe is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another xto provoke unto love and to good works: 25 yNot forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, zas the manner of some is; but xexhorting one another: and aso much the more, as ye see bthe day approaching.

26 For cif we sin dwilfully eafter that we have received fthe knowledge of the truth, gthere remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and hfiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 iHe that jdespised Moses’ law kdied without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 lOf how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, mwho hath trodden under foot nthe Son of God, and ohath counted pthe blood of the qcovenant, wherewith he was rsanctified, an sunholy thing, tand hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, uVengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, vThe Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is wa fearful thing to fall into the hands of xthe living God. 32 But ycall to remembrance the former days, in which, zafter ye were illuminated, aye endured a great bfight of afflictions; 33 Partly, whilst cye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst aye became dcompanions of them that were so used. 34 For ye ddhad compassion of me ein my bonds, and ftook joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing

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