An anonymous conversation
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.
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.
It's not possible for the blood of bulls and goats
to take away sin. 
Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
When he came into the world, he said, 
You don't want sacrifice, but you've given me a body.
In burnt offerings and sacrifices
for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Sacrifices and burnt offerings don't give you pleasure. 
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,)
to do thy will, O God.
Then I said,
I come (it's written in the book)
to do your will, Oh 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;
When he said above,
You don't want sacrifices and burnt offerings for sin.
They don't give you pleasure, when offered by the law.
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first,
that he may establish the second.
Then he said,
I've come to do your will, Oh God.
He takes away the first, so he can establish the second.
A new way of living through his flesh
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of
Jesus Christ once for all.
We are made holy through the sacrifice
of the body of Jesus Christ. 
And every priest
standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices,
which can never take away sins:
The daily sacrifices of priests 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.
But this man, after he offered one sacrifice for sins forever,
sat down on the right hand of God.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the
blood of Jesus,
Boldly go to the holiest place with 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
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is
faithful that promised;)
He's consecrated us in a new and living way through his flesh.
Love one another and do good works
(because Jesus will be here soon)
And let us consider one another to provoke
unto love and to good works:
Let's love one another and do 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,
Because the day is approaching. 
It's a fearful thing
(to fall into the hands of the living God)
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries.
God's fiery judgment will devour his adversaries. 
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three
Those who broke the law of Moses died without mercy
(if there were two or three witnesses)
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?
It'll be much worse for those who insult the Son of God. 
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.
For God has said,
Vengeance is mine.
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.
It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 
It'll be just a little while (he won't tarry)
For yet a little
while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
He'll come in a little while.
He won't tarry. 
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall
have no pleasure in him.
The just live by faith, 
but God will take no pleasure in those who turn back.
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that
believe to the saving of the soul.
Those who turn back will go into perdition,
but those who believe will save their soul.
- It is not possible
that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. (v.4)
Every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
Does the blood of animal sacrifices take away sin?
- When he cometh into the world, he saith.... (v.5)
The participants of this strange conversation are not identified, but presumably they are Jesus and God.
- In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. (v.6)
Does God desire animal sacrifices?
- We are sanctified through the offering of the body of
Jesus Christ once for all. (v.10)
Does God approve of human sacrifice?
- As ye see the day approaching. (v.25)
The day, of course, is the return of Jesus. The author of Hebrews thought it would be any day now.
- A certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries. (v.27)
God will soon destroy non-believers in a fiery hell.
Does hell exist?
- How much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who
hath trodden under foot the Son of God (v.29)
Those who disobeyed the Old Testament law were killed without mercy. It will be
much worse for those who displease Jesus.
- It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (v.31)
Should we fear God?
- For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. (v.37)
What the Bible says about the end of the world
- The just shall live by faith. (v.38)
Has the ever been a just person?
- Don't lose your confidence.
- Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 10:35