Modern Literal Version
[Hebrews 10]




     10:1 For* the law, having a shadow of the future good things, (not the same image of the matters), they are never* able to complete those who come near with the same continual sacrifices which they are offering every year. 10:2 Otherwise, why would they not have ceased being offered? Because those who are giving-divine service to God, once having been cleansed,would then have a conscience of sins no more. 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance of sins every year. 10:4 For*it is impossible that the blood of oxen and male-goats should take away sins. 10:5 Hence when* he enters into the world, he says, 'You did not wish to have sacrifice and offering, but you, yourself, completed a body for me. 10:6 You were not delighted in whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices concerning sin. 10:7 Then I said, (as it has been written concerning me in the volume of the book), Behold, I am coming to do your will, O God.' {Psa 40:6-8}10:8Aftersaying this above, You do not wish, nor were you delighted in sacrifice and offering and whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices concerning sin, (which are offered according to the law), 10:9 then he has said, 'Behold, I am coming to do your will, O God.' {Psa 40:6-8} He assassinates {Or: takes away permanently.} the first covenant*, in order that he should establish the second covenant*, 10:10in which will, we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 10:11 And indeed every priest stands every day ministering* and often offering the same sacrifices, which are never* able to take away sins. 10:12 But having offered one continual sacrifice on behalf of sins, he sat down at the right hand of God; 10:13 furthermore waiting until his enemies should be placed under the footstool of his feet. 10:14 For* he has completed in one continual offering those who are made holy. 10:15 And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for* after he has said beforehand, 10:16 'This is the covenant* that I will covenant* for them after those days, says the Lord, I will be giving my laws upon their hearts and I will write them upon their minds.'10:17 And 'I may never* remember their sins and their lawlessness anymore.' {Jer 31:33-34}10:18 Now where the forgiveness of these is, there is no more an offering concerning sin.




     10:19 Therefore brethren, having boldness *for the entrance into the holy-places by the blood of Jesus, 10:20 a way which he inaugurated for us, a fresh and living way, through the curtain, that is, his flesh; 10:21 and having a great priest over the house of God; 10:22 let us come near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts having been sprinkled away from an evil conscience and our body, having been fully-washed in clean {Or: cleansing} water. 10:23 We should hold-onto the confession of our hopeС unwavering; for* he who promised is faithful. 10:24 And we should consider one another *for motivating each other from love* and from good works; 10:25 not forsaking our own gathering-together, just-as the custom is with some, but encouraging one another, and so-much more, inasmuch as youĎ are seeing the day drawing near.




     10:26 For*when we sin willfully after the receiving of the full knowledge of the truth, then a sacrifice is left no more for us concerning sins, 10:27 but a certain fearful expectancy of judgment and a zeal of fire which is about to eat the adversaries. 10:28 Anyone who has rejected the Law of Moses, dies without mercy upon the word of two or three witnesses. {Deu 17:6}10:29 How much worse punishment, do youĎ think he will be deemed worthy of, after having trampled under foot the Son of God, and having deemed the blood of the covenant* in which he was made holy ascommon, and having insulted the Spirit of the grace? 10:30 For* we know the one who said, 'Vengeance is for me. I will be repaying says the Lord.' And again, 'The Lord will judge his people.' {Deu 32:35-36, Psa 135:14}10:31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.




     10:32 But remindĎ yourselves of the former days, when* youĎ were enlightened, in which youĎendured a large conflict of sufferings; 10:33in this thing indeed, makes youĎ a spectacle both by reproaches and afflictions, but in this thing, you became partners of those who conducted themselves so. 10:34 For* youĎ also sympathized together with me in my bonds, and youĎ accepted the plunder of yourĎ possessions with joy, knowing that youĎ have for yourselves a better possession in the heavens and an abiding one. 10:35 Therefore doĎ not cast away yourĎ boldness, which has great reward. 10:36 For* youĎ have need of endurance, in order that, having done the will of God, youĎ may get the promise for yourselves. 10:37 'For* still a little while, O how-much? Ohow-much? He who is coming will be coming and will not delay. 10:38 But my righteous one will be living from faith and if he retreats back, my soul does not delight in him.' {Isa 26:20, Hab. 2:3-4}10:39 But we are not from this retreating back leading to destruction, but we are from the faithleading to the preservation of the soul.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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