Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Hebrews 10

The weakness of the law sacrifices.

Hebrews 10:1 For the law, having in a shadow of the destined good things, not the very image of the things, they can never, with the same sacrifices which year by year they offer evermore, make them who approach, perfect; Hebrews 10:2 Else would they not, in that case, have ceased being offered, by reason of those rendering the divine service having no further conscience at all of sins, being once for all purified? Hebrews 10:3 But, in them, is a recalling to mind of sins, year by year, Hebrews 10:4 For it is impossible for blood of bulls and goats to be taking away sins. Hebrews 10:5 Wherefore, coming into the world, he saith: Sacrifice and offering, thou willedst not, but, a body, hast thou fitted for me,— Hebrews 10:6 In whole-burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sins, thou didst not delight: Hebrews 10:7 Then, said I—Lo! I am come,—in the heading of the scroll, it is written concerning me,—to do, O God, thy will. Hebrews 10:8 Higher up, saying—Sacrifices, and offerings, and whole-burnt-offerings, and sacrifices for sins, thou willedst not, neither delightedst in,—the which, according to the law, are offered, Hebrews 10:9 Then, hath he said—Lo! I am come! to do, thy will:—he taketh away the first, that, the second, he may establish:

The sacrifice of Christ's body once offered,

Hebrews 10:10 By which will, we have been made holy, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all. Hebrews 10:11 And, every priest, indeed, standeth daily publicly ministering, and the same sacrifices ofttimes offering, the which never can clear away sins; Hebrews 10:12 But this priest, having offered one sacrifice for sins evermore, sat down on the right hand of God: Hebrews 10:13 As for the rest, waiting—until his foes be made his footstool;

for ever hath taken away sins.

Hebrews 10:14 For, by one offering, hath he perfected for evermore, them who are being made holy. Hebrews 10:15 But even the Holy Spirit beareth us witness; for, after having said— Hebrews 10:16 This is the covenant which I will covenant unto them after these days, saith the Lord,—Giving my laws upon their hearts, upon their understandings also, will I inscribe them, Hebrews 10:17 [He] also [saith]—of their sins, and of their lawlessnesses, I will in nowise be mindful any more. Hebrews 10:18 But, wherever a remission of these is, there is, no further, offering, for sins.

An exhortation to hold fast the faith, with patience and thanksgiving.

Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, freedom of speech for the entrance through the Holy place, by the blood of Jesus, Hebrews 10:20 Which entrance he hath consecrated for us, as a way recent and living, through the veil, that is, his flesh,— Hebrews 10:21 And having a great priest over the house of God, Hebrews 10:22 Let us approach with a genuine heart, in full assurance of faith, having been sprinkled, as to our hearts, from an evil conscience, and bathed, as to our bodies, with pure water; Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of the hope without wavering,—for, faithful, is he that hath promised; Hebrews 10:24 And let us attentively consider one another, to provoke unto love and noble works,— Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, according to the custom of some, but exhorting, and by so much the more as this, by as much as ye behold, the day, drawing near. Hebrews 10:26 For, if, by choice, we be sinning, after the receiving of the full-knowledge of the truth, no longer, for sins, is there left over, a sacrifice, Hebrews 10:27 But some fearful reception of judgment and fiery jealousy, about to devour the opposers. Hebrews 10:28 Any one having set aside a law of Moses, apart from compassions, upon [the testimony of] two or three witnesses, dieth: Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be accounted worthy, who hath trampled underfoot the Son of God, and, the blood of the covenant, hath esteemed, a profane thing, by which he had been made holy, and, unto the Spirit of favour, hath offered wanton insult? Hebrews 10:30 For we know him that hath said—To me, belongeth avenging, I, will recompense; and again—The Lord will judge his people. Hebrews 10:31 A fearful thing [it is] to fall into the hands of a Living God! Hebrews 10:32 But be calling to mind the former days, in which, once ye were illuminated, a great combat of sufferings, ye endured;— Hebrews 10:33 Partly, indeed, because, both with reproaches and tribulations, ye were being made a spectacle, but, partly, because, into fellowship with them who were so involved, ye were brought;— Hebrews 10:34 For, even with them who were in bonds, ye sympathised, and, unto the seizure of your goods, with joy, ye bade welcome,—knowing that ye have yourselves, for a better possession and an abiding. Hebrews 10:35 Do not, then, cast away your freedom of speech,—the which hath a great recompense. Hebrews 10:36 For, of endurance, ye have need, in order that, the will of God having done, Ye may bear away, the promise. Hebrews 10:37 For, yet a little while, how short! how short! The Coming One will be here, and will not tarry; Hebrews 10:38 But, my righteous one, by faith, shall live, and, if he draw back, my soul delighteth not in him. Hebrews 10:39 We, however, are not of a drawing back unto destruction, but, of faith, unto an acquisition of life.

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