1 GOD, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto
the fathers by the prophets,
2 But he hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son,
Whom he hath appointed the heir of all things,
By whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his glory,
And the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power,
When he had by himself purged
our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance,
Obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said God at any time,
Thou art my Son, this day
have I begotten thee? And again,
He saith, I will be unto him a Father, and he shall be unto
me a Son?
6 And again when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith,
let all the angels of God worship him, and of the angels he saith,
Who makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire;
8 But of the Son, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever,
And a scepter of righteousness is the
scepter of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God,
Even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth;
And the heavens are the works of thine hands; they shall perish,
But thou remainest; and they shall wax old as a
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up,
And they shall be changed;
art the same,
And thy years shall not ever fail.
13 And to which of the angels hath he said at any time,
Sit thou on my right hand, until I
make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister,
Unto them who
shall be heirs of salvation?
1 THEREFORE we ought to give the more earnest heed,
To the things which we have
heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression,
disobedience received a just recompense of reward from God,
3 How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation,
Which at the first
began to be spoken by the Lord,
And was confirmed unto us by all them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them his witness, both with signs and wonders,
And with diverse miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his will?
5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art
mindful of him?
Or the son of man, that thou visitest him? for thou hast made him a little lower than the angels;
And thou hast crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him
over all the works of thy hands;
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet; Now in that he put all
in subjection under him,
He left nothing that is not put under him; but now we
see, not yet are all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, and for the
suffering of death,
Crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God
should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things,
In bringing many sons unto glory,
To make the captain of their salvation perfect
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one;
For which cause he is not ashamed to call them the brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren,
In the midst of the church,
Will I sing my praises unto thee.
13 And again, I will put all my trust in him.
And again, Behold I and the children
which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood,
himself likewise took part of the same;
That through death he might destroy him,
That had the power of death,
That is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through death,
Were for all their lifetime subject to
16 For verily he took not on himself the nature of the angels;
But he took on him
the seed of Abraham; wherefore in all things it behooved him,
To be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest,
In things pertaining to
God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted by the devil,
He is able to succor
all them that are also tempted.
1 WHEREFORE, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,
Consider Christ Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in
3 For this man Jesus was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch,
As he who
hath built the house hath more honor than the house.
4 For every house of honor is built by some man,
But the builder of all things is
5 And Moses was faithful in all his house as a servant,
testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
6 But Christ was faithful as a son over God's house, whose house are we,
If we hold fast
the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope, firm unto the end.
7 Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith: Today if ye hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts as ye did in the provocation,
In the day of temptation
in the wilderness;
9 When your fathers tempted me,
Proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said,
They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I swear in my wrath, 'They shall not enter into my rest.' Take heed, brethren,
Lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, leading you
to depart from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be
Through the deceitfulness of sin; for we are made partakers of Christ,
If we hold fast to the confidence we had at the beginning;
15 While it is said: Today if ye will hear his voice,
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke;
Were they not all out of
Egypt by Moses?
17 With whom was he grieved forty years?
Was it not with them that had
Whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?
18 And to what people did God swear an oath,
That they should never enter into his rest?
Was it not to the same people
that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
1 LET us therefore fear, lest, the promise being left us,
Of entering into his rest, any of you should come short of it.
2 For unto us was the rest preached, as well as unto them;
But the word
preached did not profit them,
Not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
3 For we that believe do enter into his rest, as he said,
As I have sworn in
my wrath: 'If they shall harden their hearts,
They shall not enter into my rest; but if not, they shall enter my
Although his works were prepared (or finished)
from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day upon this wise: And God did
The seventh day from his works; and in this place again: If they shall
harden their hearts,
They shall not enter into my rest; seeing therefore it remaineth
that some must enter therein,
And they unto whom it was first preached entered not in, because of
7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David: Today, after so long a
As said before: Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward,
Have spoken of
another day; there remaineth therefore,
A rest for the people of God.
10 For he that has entered into his rest,
Hath also ceased from work,
as God did from his.
11 Let us labor therefore to also enter into that rest of God,
Lest any man should fall after
seeing the same example of disobedience.
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than a two edged
Piercing even to the dividing asunder of body and spirit, and of the
joints and marrow,
And is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
heart; neither is there any creature,
That is not made manifest in his sight; but all
things are uncovered and laid bare unto his eyes,
Unto whom we have to give our accounting; therefore seeing that we
do have a great high priest,
That passed into the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the faith we profess;
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of
But was in all points tempted like as we are, yet he was without
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
That we may obtain
mercy and find grace,
To help us in our time of need.
1 FOR every high priest chosen from among men,
Is ordained for men in things
pertaining to God,
That he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
2 Who deals gently with compassion on the ignorant, and them,
That are out of the way; for he also is compassed with infirmities.
3 And by reason hereof he ought, for himself and the people, offer for
4 No man taketh this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest for all
said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee.
6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest forever,
order of Melchisedek.
7 Who when living in the days of his flesh,
When he had offered up his prayers and supplications,
With strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death,
was heard in that he feared; and though he were the Son of God,
Yet learned he obedience by the things which he
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation,
them that obey him; called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedek.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are
all dull of hearing.
12 Although by this time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach
Which need be the first principles of the oracles of God;
For ye are become
such as have need of milk,
And not strong food.
13 For everyone that useth milk,
Is unskilled in teaching the word of righteousness;
For he is a child; for strong food belongeth to them that are of full age,
Even those who by
reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
1 THEREFORE not leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on
Not laying again the foundation of repentance from doing dead works,
And of faith toward God of the doctrine of baptisms,
And of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of
And of eternal judgment; we will go on to perfection if God permit.
4 For he hath made it impossible for those who have been once enlightened,
And have tasted of
the heavenly gift and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
And have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to be renewed again unto repentance;
crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh,
And put him to an open shame; for the earth which drinketh in the rain,
That cometh oft upon it, and
bringeth forth herbs meant for them who dwelleth thereon,
By whom it is dressed, who now receiveth blessing
from God, shall be cleansed with fire;
8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto
They that bring forth not good fruits, shall be cast into the fire;
For their end is to be burned.
9 But we are persuaded of better things for you,
The things that
accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
10 For God is not unrighteous; therefore he will not forget your work and labor of love,
have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered unto the saints, and do
11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full
assurance of hope unto the end;
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through their faith and patience
inherit the promises.
13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater,
he swore by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
16 For men verily swear by the greater then themselves,
And an oath is a final confirmation.
17 Wherein God was willing to show,
More abundantly unto the heirs of promise,
immutability of his counsel--confirmed it by an oath;
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie,
might have a strong consolation who have fled for refuge,
To lay hold upon the
hope set before us;
19 Which hope we have as an anchor,
Both sure and steadfast, of the soul,
which entereth into that within the veil;
20 Where Jesus the forerunner has entered in our behalf,
Having become an high priest
forever after the order of Melchisedek.
1 For this Melchisedek was ordained a priest after the order of the Son of
Which order was without father, without mother, without descent,
And having neither beginning of days, not end of life.
And all who are ordained unto this priesthood,
Are made like unto the Son of God,
Abiding a priest continually.
2 To whom Abraham gave a tenth part of all;
First being by interpretation
King of righteousness,
And after that also King of Salem, which is in meaning, King of
4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham
gave a tenth of the spoils.
5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of
Have a commandment to take the same tithes of the people according to the
That is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham;
6 But he whose descent is not from them received tithes of Abraham,
gave blessings unto him that had the promises.
7 And without contradiction,
The lesser is blessed by the greater.
8 And in this case men that die receive tithes;
But there he receiveth them, of whom
it is witnessed liveth.
9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, paid tithes in Abraham.
10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedek met him.
11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood,
(for under it the
people received the law,)
What further need was there that another priest
After the order of Melchisedek, and not be called after the order of
12 The Priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of
13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe,
no man gave attendance at the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah;
Of which tribe Moses
spake nothing concerning the priesthood.
15 And it is yet far more evident; for after the likeness of Melchisedek,
There ariseth another priest, who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment,
But after the power
of an endless eternal life; for he testifieth:
Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek.
18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment,
Going before for the
weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
19 For the law was administered without an oath and made nothing perfect,
But was only the bringing of a better hope; by the which we draw
nigh unto God,
20 And inasmuch as this high priest was without an oath of covenant,
By so much was Jesus made the surety of a better testament,
21 (For those priests were made without an oath;
But this with an oath by him
The Lord sware and will not relent,
Thou art a priest forever,
After the order of Melchisedek.)
23 And they truly were many priests ministering,
Because they were not suffered to continue
by reason of death;
24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by
Seeing that he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
26 For such an high priest is fitting for us,
Who is holy, harmless, undefiled,
Separate from sinners, and ruler over the heavens;
27 And not as those high priests who offered up sacrifice daily,
First of all for their own sins, and then for the sins of the
For he knew no sins; except for the sins of the people that he took
And this he did only once, when for a sacrifice he offered up
28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity;
But the word of the
oath, which was after the law,
Maketh the Son consecrated for
1 NOW of the things which we have spoken this is the sum:
We have such an
high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the
2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord
pitched, and not man.
3 For every high priest is ordained to offer up their gifts and their sacrifices;
is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
4 Therefore while he was on the earth, he offered for a sacrifice,
His own life for the sins of the people.
Now every priest under the law,
Must needs offer gifts,
Or sacrifices, according to the law.
5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things,
As Moses was
admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle;
For, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern
showed to thee in the
6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also,
the mediator of a better covenant,
Which was established upon better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless,
Then should no place have
been sought for the second.
8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord,
When I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of
9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I
took them by the hand,
To lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they
continued not in my covenant,
And I, therefore, regarded them not, saith the Lord; for this is the covenant,
That I will make 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 my people;
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour,
And every man his brother,
Know the Lord;
For all shall know me,
From the least of them to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness,
And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first covenant obsolete.
which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
1 THEN verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and
a worldly sanctuary.
2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick,
the table, and the showbread; which is called the sanctuary.
3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about
Wherein was the golden urn that had manna, and Aaron's rod that
budded, and the tables of the covenant;
5 And above it the cherubim of glory over-shadowing the mercy seat;
Of which we cannot now speak about particularly.
6 Now when these things were thus ordained,
The priests went always into the
Accomplishing the service of God; but into the second,
Went the high priest alone once every year, and not
Which he offered for himself first, and then for the errors of the people;
8 The Holy Ghost signifying this, that the way into the holiest of all was
not yet made manifest,
While as yet the first tabernacle was yet standing; which was a figure for the time then present,
In which were offered both
gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him,
That did the service, perfect, as
pertaining to the conscience;
10 Which consisted only in meats and drinks,
And diverse washings, and the carnal
which were imposed on them until the time of reformation.
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,
By a greater and
more perfect tabernacle, and not made with hands,
That is to say, not of this
building; neither by the blood of goats and calves,
But by his own blood he entered in
once into the holy place,
Having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13 If the blood of bulls and goats, and the ashes of an heifer,
Sprinkled on the unclean, sanctifieth to purifying of the flesh;
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit,
Offered himself without blemish to God, purge your conscience from dead works,
serve the living God? and for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament,
That by means
of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first
They which are called might receive the promise of eternal
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead; otherwise it is of no
strength at all,
While the testator liveth, whereupon neither the first covenant was
ratified without blood.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the
He took the blood of calves and of goats, and with water,
And scarlet wool, and
And sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the covenant which God hath enjoined unto
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding
of blood there is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens
should be purified with these;
But the heavenly things themselves with better
sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands,
Which are but
figures of the true; but into heaven itself,
Now to appear in the presence of
God for us;
25 Nor yet should he offer himself repeatedly as high priest,
the holy place every year with the blood of others;
26 For then must he have suffered repeatedly since the foundation of the world;
now he hath appeared once for all at the end of the ages,
To do away with sin by the
sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment,
28 So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, and he shall appear the second time,
Without sin unto salvation unto them that look
1 FOR the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the true
of the things,
Can never, with those sacrifices which they offered year by year,
Make those who draw near thereunto perfect.
2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered?
worshippers, once purged, should have had no more conscience of sins.
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again of sins every
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls,
And of goats should take away
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared for me;
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7 Then said I, 'Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God,'
(as it is written of me in the book,)
8 When he said above, Sacrifice and offering,
And burnt offerings and offering
for sin thou wouldest not,
Neither hadst pleasure therein; (which are offered
by the law;)
9 Then said he, Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first,
he may establish the second; and by that will we are sanctified,
Through the offering of the body of Jesus
Christ once for all.
11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering,
Oftentimes the same
Which can never take away any ones sins;
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice,
For our sins forever, sat down
on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth to reign till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us; for after that he had said
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the
I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood
20 By a new and living way which he hath consecrated for us through the veil,
that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having such 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 clean from an evil conscience,
And our bodies washed with pure water; let us hold fast to the hope
Without wavering; for he that has promised is faithful;
24 And let us consider how to provoke one another unto love and good works;
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together often, as is the manner of some;
But exhorting one another, and even so much the more as ye see the
26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the
There remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful judgment,
And fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy, under two or three witnesses,
29 But how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall be deserved,
By him who
hath trodden under foot the Son of God,
And hath counted the blood of the
Wherewith he was sanctified,
An unholy thing,
And hath outraged the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth to me,
recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God;
32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which,
After ye were illuminated, Ye endured a great fight of sufferings,
33 Whilst ye were made a gazing stock both by reproaches and afflictions,
And sometimes whilst ye became companions of them so treated.
34 For ye had compassion for prisoners in their bonds,
And took joyfully the spoiling of
Knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence which hath great recompense of
36 For ye have need of patience, that, ye may do the will of God, that ye
might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38 And the righteous one shall live by faith; but if he shrinks back,
My soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition;
For we are of them that believe,
to the saving of their souls.
1 NOW faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
The conviction of things not
2 For by it the elders of old obtained a divine approval.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were formed by the word of God,
that things which are seen were made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain,
which he obtained witness that he was righteous:
God testifying of his gifts;
And by faith, though being dead, yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death,
And was not found,
because God had translated him; but before his translation,
He had the
testimony that he pleased God, and without faith it is impossible to please him;
For he that cometh to
God must believe he is, and that he rewards them that diligently
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,
And prepared an ark to the saving of his household;
By the which he condemned the world,
And became heir of righteousness, which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out to a place,
Which he should
afterward receive for an inheritance, obeyed,
And he went out, not knowing whither
he was to go.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise,
As in a strange country,
Dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob,
Heirs who went with him and receivers of the same
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was
delivered of a child,
When she was far past the age, because she judged him faithful who
12 Therefore sprang there even of one man, and him as good as dead,
As many as the
stars of the sky in multitude,
And as the sand which is by the sea shore--innumerable.
13 These all died in their faith, not having received the promises,
But having seen
them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them,
And having acknowledged
that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 If they had been mindful of that country from whence they came,
They might have had opportunity to have returned unto it.
16 But now they desire a better country, an heavenly one;
is not ashamed to be called God;
For he hath prepared for them a city;
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried offered up Isaac;
And he that had
received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, Through Isaac shall all thy seed be named;
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up,
Even from the dead,
From whence he did receive him, figuratively speaking.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph;
worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died,
Made mention of the children of Israel's departing,
And gave them commandment concerning the burial of his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents,
Because they saw he was a peculiar child;
And they were not afraid of the king's
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years of discretion,
Refused to be called the son of
Pharaoh's daughter any longer;
25 Choosing rather to suffer Egypt's affliction with the people of God,
Rather than to enjoy
the pleasures of sin and a high position for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than all the treasures of Egypt;
For he had respect unto the recompense of the reward that was
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king;
For he endured,
as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the Passover,
And the sprinkling of blood,
destroying angel should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea on dry land;
Egyptians, assaying to do the same, were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down for them,
After they were compassed about
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them,
That believed not, after she
had received the spies in peace.
32 And what shall I say more? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon,
And of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel, and of
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises,
stopped the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness
were made strong,
Waxed valiant in fight, and turned to flight the armies of the
35 Women received their dead again, raised to life;
And others were tortured,
accepting a worldly deliverance,
That they might obtain the first resurrection.
36 And others had trials of cruel mockings and scourgings,
Yea, and moreover of bonds
and imprisonment; and they were stoned,
They were sawn asunder, they were tempted, and they were slain with the
They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute,
afflicted, and tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy;) they wandered in deserts and in
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through their faith,
Received not what was
promised, since God had provided,
Better things for us, that apart from us,
They could not be made perfect.
1 WHEREFORE seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of
Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
And let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
Who for the joy
that was set before him endured the cross,
Despising the shame, and is set down
at the right hand of God's throne.
3 Yea, consider him that endured such opposition from men of sin against himself,
So that ye be not wearied and faint in your minds; for ye have not yet resisted unto blood,
Striving against sin; and have ye forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto
My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when
thou art rebuked of him;
6 For whom the Lord loveth he disciplines, and chastises every son whom he
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons;
For what son is he
whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement,
Whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence;
Shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of
spirits and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure;
he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous,
nevertheless afterward it yieldeth,
The peaceable fruit of righteousness,
all them which are exercised thereby.
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which have hung down,
And strengthen feeble knees; and make straight paths for your feet,
Lest that which is lame be turned out
of the way; but let it rather be healed.
14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the
15 Looking diligently lest any man should fail of the grace of God;
Lest any root of
bitterness springing up trouble you,
And thereby many be defiled; and lest there be any fornicator,
Or profane person, as Esau, who for one
morsel of meat sold his birthright.
17 For ye know how afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he
For he found no place of repentance, though he sought for it carefully
with much tears.
18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, that burned
Nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet,
And the voice of words; which voice they that
That the word should not be spoken to them anymore;
(For they could not endure the
If so much as a
beast touch the mountain,
It shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart;
21 So terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I tremble with fear.)
22 But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God,
heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 And to the general assembly and church of the firstborn,
Which are written in
heaven, and to God the Judge,
And to the spirits of just men made
24 And Jesus, mediator of the new covenant,
And to the blood of
Speaking better things than of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh;
For if they escaped not who have refused
That has spake, how much more shall we not escape,
If we turneth away from him
that speaketh from heaven;
26 Whose voice then shook the earth; but now he hath promised,
Saying, Yet once
more I shake not the earth only, but also the heavens.
27 And this prase, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that
As of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken
28 Wherefore we, receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved about,
Should have grace,
whereby we may serve our God,
Acceptably with reverence and godly fear;
29 For our God is a consuming fire.
1 LET brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers;
For thereby some have entertained
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as if you were bound with them;
And them which suffer
adversity, as being yourselves also in their body.
4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed should be undefiled;
As for whoremongers and
adulterers, God will judge them.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness;
And be content with such
things as ye have;
For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word
Whose faith ye should follow, considering the outcome of their
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
9 Be not carried about with diverse and strange doctrines.
For it is a good
thing that the heart be established with grace,
Not with meats, which have not
profited them that have been occupied therein.
10 For we have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve in the
11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as the
But the bodies of those beasts sacrificed outside the camp, are
also burned outside the camp;
Wherefore Jesus also that he might sanctify the people with his own blood,
suffered outside the gate.
13 Let us go forth therefore unto him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace
that he endured;
For here have we no enduring city, but we are looking for the city
which is to come;
By him therefore let us offer a sacrifice of praise unto God continually;
That is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks unto his name.
16 And forget not to do good and share what you have;
For with such sacrifices God is
17 Obey them that have rule over you, and submit yourselves;
For they watch for your souls as they must give account unto God,
That they may do it with joy and not with grief; for that is unprofitable;
18 Pray for us; for we trust we have a good conscience in all things willing
to live honestly;
19 And I beseech you rather do this that I may be restored to you the
20 Now the God of peace, that brought from the dead our Lord Jesus,
great shepherd of the sheep,
Through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will,
Working in you that which
is well pleasing in his sight,
Through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever
and ever. Amen.
22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer my word of exhortation;
For I have
written a letter unto you in a very few words.
23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty,
With whom, if he come
shortly, I will see you.
24 Salute all that have rule over you,
And all the saints.
Italy salute you.
25 Grace be with all of you. Amen.