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Hebrews 10

1 For the law having [a] shadow of impending good [things] but not itself the image of the matter, yearly by the sacrifices themselves which they offered continually is never able to complete1 those approaching, 2 since would they not have ceased being offered on account of those ministering, no longer having consciousness2 of sins, having been cleansed once? 3 Rather in them [is] yearly reminder3 itself of sins, 4 for the blood of bulls and goats [is] unable to take away sins. 5 Therefore [The one] coming into the world says:
I do not want sacrifices and offerings,
But I will prepare [a] body for me,
6 And in whole burnt offerings for sins I do not take pleasure.
7 Then I said, Behold I am present,
In the roll of the scroll it is written concerning me,
To do, O God, your will.

8 Earlier saying that: Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offering concerning sins I do not want nor take pleasure in, which they were offering according to the law, 9 then he has said: Behold I am present to do your will. The first is taken away in order that the second may stand, 10 in whose will we are made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all. 11 And on the one hand every priest stood each day ministering and offering the same sacrifices often, which are never able to take away sins, 12 but this [one] having offered one sacrifice in behalf of sins forever sat at the right of God, 13 the rest waiting until his enemies be placed [a] footstool for his feet. 14 For by one sacrifice he has completed4 those being made holy. 15 But even the Holy Spirit witnesses to us, for after what he says:

16 This is [the] contract5 which I contracted towards you
After those days, says the Lord,
Giving my laws upon their heart
And upon their mind will I write them
17 And of their sins and of the lawlessness
I will not still have remembrance.

18 But where [there is] forgiveness of them, [there is] no longer sacrifice in behalf of sin. 19 Having therefore, brothers, boldness for access to the holy [things] in the blood of Jesus, 20 which recent and zoe-living6 way he dedicated to us through the veil, this is of his flesh, 21 and [he being a] great priest upon the house of God, 22 let us come with [a] true heart in certainty7 of belief, your hearts being sprinkled from [a] wicked8 conscience and the body being washed in pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession9 of hope without wavering, for trustworthy is the [one] having promised, 24 and let us consider one another for provoking agape-love and good works, 25 not forsaking the gathering [of yourselves] together, and so much the more as you see the day drawing nigh10. 26 For when we are voluntarily sinning after having received the knowledge of truth, no longer for sins does there remain [a] sacrifice, 27 but [a] certain fearful expectation of judgment of fire, [a] zeal [about] to consume the opposed. 28 Whoever setting aside [the] law of Moses upon two or three witnesses is killed without compassion, 29 how much worse do you suppose he will be deemed worthy of punishment who has trampled the son of God and has regarded [as] profane the blood of the contract11, in which he has been made holy, and has insulted the spirit of grace? 30 For we know the [one] having said: To me [is] vengeance, I will repay; and again, The Lord judges his people. 31 [it is a] fearful [thing] to fall into the hands of the zoe-living6 God. 32 But be remembering the former days in which, having been illuminated, you endured many struggles of suffering, 33 this on the one hand for [a] reproach and for [a] distress [you] being put to shame, but this on the other hand [you] having become partners of this dwelling. 34 For even with prisoners you sympathize, and you accept the plunder [of your] possessions, knowing yourselves to be having greater property12 and abiding. 35 Do not cast away therefore your boldness13, [for] which he has great recompense. 36 For you have need of endurance in order that, having done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

37 For yet [a] little while
The coming [one] will arrive and will not delay,
38 But my just [one] will zoe-live6 by faith,
And if he withdraw, my psyche-life14 takes no pleasure in him.

39 But we are not of withdrawing to destruction, but of faith to preserving of [the] psyche-life15 .

1or "perfect"

2or "conscience"

3or "remembrance"

4or "perfected"

5or "covenant", "testament"

6from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

7or "full assurance"

8PONEROS (πoνηρoς ) here. The Greek word KAKOS (κακoς ) is always translated `evil', PONEROS is usually translated as `wicked' although occasionally as `bad'; it can also mean 'diseased', 'sickly' and is thus translated where appropriate. Like KAKOS, PONEROS also means `evil', but the harm that evil does is more in view, where KAKOS is more `evil as evil'.

9or "agreement"

10or "at hand"

11or "covenant", "testament"

12or "existence"

13or "confidence"

14from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

15from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.