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.||
For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the
worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.||
(10:4-11) Does God desire animal sacrifices?
(10:4) "It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins."
(10:5) "Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not."
(10:6) "In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure."
But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every
For it is not possible
that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
In burnt offerings and sacrifices
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, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and
offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which
are offered by the law;||
(10:8) "Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not."
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first,
that he may establish the second.||
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of
Jesus Christ once for all.||
(10:10) "We are sanctified through the offering of the body of
Jesus Christ once for all."|
Does God approve of human sacrifice?
(10:11) "Sacrifices, which can never take away sins."
And every priest
standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices,
which can never take away sins:
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat
down on the right hand of God;||
From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.||
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.||
Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said
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
And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.||
Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.||
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the
blood of Jesus,||
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the
veil, that is to say, his flesh;||
And having an high priest over the house of God;||
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
(10:24) "Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works."
(10:25) "As ye see the day approaching."
The approaching day was the return of Christ.
(10:27) "A certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries." God will soon destroy non-believers in a fiery hell.
(10:28-29) Those who disobeyed the Old Testament law were killed without mercy. It will be
much worse for those who displease Jesus.
(10:28) "He that despised Moses' law died without mercy."
(10:29) "How much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God."
(10:30) "Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord."
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."
Should we fear God?
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is
faithful that promised;)
And let us consider one another to provoke
unto love and to good works:
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
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries.
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three
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?
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.
It is a fearful
thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were
illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and
afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so
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
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye
might receive the promise.||
"For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry."|
What the Bible says about the end of the world
(10:38) "The just shall live by faith."
Has the ever been a just person?
For yet a little
while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall
have no pleasure in him.
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that
believe to the saving of the soul.