1From the first, in all parts and in all forms, God spoke with our fathers by The Prophets, 2And in these last days he has spoken with us by his Son, whom he ordained The Heir of all things, and by him he made the universe. 3For he is The Brilliance of his glory, The Image of his Being, and upholds all* things by the power of his word; and he in his Essential Being has accomplished the purification of our sins, and he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. * 4And This One is altogether greater than the Angels, according to how much more excellent than theirs is The Name* which he possesses.
5For to which one of the Angels did God* ever say, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you”, and again, “I shall be to him The Father and he shall be to me the Son.”?
6Again, when he brings The Firstborn into the universe, he says, “All the Angels of God shall worship him.”
7But he spoke in this way about the Angels: “He makes his Angels the wind and his Ministers the burning fire.”
8But concerning The Son, he said, “Your throne, oh God, is to the eternity of eternities. A straight scepter is the scepter of your Kingdom.”
9“You have loved righteousness and you have hated evil; because of this, God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of a joy beyond your companions.”
10And again, “You have laid the foundation of The Earth from the beginning and the Heavens are the work of your hands.”
11“Those shall pass away and you remain, and they all shall wear out like a robe,”
12“And you shall fold them up like a cloak; they shall be changed, and you are as you are*; your years shall not end.”
13But to which of the Angels did he ever say, “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies as a footstool under your feet”?
14Behold, are they not all spirits of service, who are sent into service for the sake of those who are going to inherit life?
1Because of this, we are indebted that we should be all the more attentive to whatever we have heard, lest we fall*. 2For if a word spoken by Angels was established and everyone who heard it and violated it received a reward by justice, 3How shall we escape if we despise those things which are our life, those which began to be spoken by Our Lord and by those who heard from him among us, and were confirmed, 4While God testified concerning them with signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of The Spirit of Holiness, which were given according to his will?
5For it was not to Angels that he subjected the future world, about which we are speaking;
6But as The Scripture* testifies and says, “What is a man, that you remember him, and the son of man that you care for him?”
7“You have brought him a little lower than The Angels. You have placed glory and honor on his head and you have authorized him over the works of your hands.”
8“You have subjected all things under his feet.” But by this, that He subjected everything to him, it does not leave anything which is not subjected; but now, we do not yet see that everything is subjected to him.
9*But we see that he is Yeshua, who became a little lower than the Angels for the suffering of his death, and glory and honor are placed upon his head, for God himself, by his grace, tasted death in the place of every person.
10For it was fitting for him by whom are all things and for whom are all things, and bringing many children into the glory, that The Prince of their life would perfect himself by his suffering. 11For he who makes holy and they who are made holy are all of one; therefore, he is not ashamed to call them his brothers,
12When he said, “I shall announce your name to my brethren and within the church I shall glorify you.”
13And again, “I will trust in him”, and again, “Behold, I and the children whom God has given me.”
14For because the children shared together in flesh and blood, he also shared in these things in the same form, so that by his death he would destroy the one who had held the authority of death, who is Satan, 15And he would free those who, by the fear of death, all their lives were subjected to bondage. 16For death was not authorized* over the Angels, but death was authorized over the seed of Abraham. 17Because of this, it was right that he would become like his brethren in all things, that he would be a compassionate and trustworthy High Priest in what is God’s, and would make atonement for the sins of the people.* 18For in this, because he has suffered and was tempted, he can help those who are tempted.
1Therefore my holy brethren, who are called with a calling from Heaven, consider This Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Yeshua The Messiah*, 2Who is faithful to The One who appointed him, as Moses in his entire household. 3For the glory of This One is much greater than that of Moses, as much as the honor of the builder of the house is greater than his building. 4For every house is built by some man, but he who built all things is God. 5And Moses as a Servant was entrusted with the entire household for the testimony of those things that were going to be spoken by him, 6But The Messiah as The Son over his house; and we are his house, if we will hold the confidence and the pride of his Gospel until the end;
7Because The Spirit of Holiness said, “Today, if you will hear his voice,
8Do not harden your hearts to anger him*, like the rebellious, and as the day of temptation in the wilderness
9When your fathers tempted me and they proved and saw my works forty years.
10Because of this, I was weary with that generation, and I said, ‘That is a people which deceives their heart, and they have not known my ways.’
11And I swore in my anger, ‘They shall not enter my rest.'”
12Beware therefore, my brethren, lest there be an evil, unfaithful heart in any of you, and you depart from THE LIVING GOD; 13But inquire of yourselves every day, until the day that is called today, lest anyone of you should be hardened by the deception of sin. 14For we have been joined with The Messiah, if we shall hold fast to this true Covenant from the beginning to the end,
15Just as it was said, “Today, if you will hear his voice, do not harden your hearts to anger him.”
16For who were those who heard and angered him? Was it not all of these who went out from Egypt by Moses? 17And with whom was he wearied forty years, but with them who sinned and whose bones fell in the wilderness? 18And concerning whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but those who were unconvinced? 19And we see that they could not enter, because they did not believe.
1Let us fear, therefore, lest, while The Promise of entering into his rest stands, any of you should be found to come short of entering. 2For we also were evangelized as they were, but the word did not benefit those who heard, because it was not joined with faith by those who heard it.
3But we who believe enter into rest, but just as he said, “As I swore in my anger, they shall not enter my rest.” For behold, the works of God have existed from the foundation of the world,
4According to what he said about the Sabbath*: “God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” 5And here again he said: “They shall not enter my rest.” 6Because, therefore, there has been an opportunity for each person to enter and those who were first evangelized did not enter, in that they were not persuaded,
7Again he appointed another day, after much time, just as it is written above that David said, “Today, if you listen to his voice, do not harden your hearts.”
8For if Yeshua, son of Nun*, had given them rest, he would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9So then, it remains for the people of God to keep the Sabbath.* 10For whoever enters his rest has rested from his works as God has from his own. 11Let us take pains, therefore, to enter that rest, lest we fall in the manner of those who were not persuaded.
12For the word of God is living and all-efficient*, and much sharper than a double edged sword, and it pierces to the separation of soul and spirit and of joints, marrow and of bones*, and judges the reasoning and conscience of the heart. 13And there is no created thing hidden from before him, but everything is naked and open before the eyes of him to whom we give an account.
14Because we have therefore a great High Priest, Yeshua The Messiah, The Son of God, who has ascended to Heaven, let us hold fast to his confession. 15For we do not have a High Priest who cannot suffer with our weaknesses, but One who was tempted in all things like we are, apart from sin. 16Let us come therefore publicly to the throne of his grace to receive mercy, and we shall find grace to help in a time of suffering*.
1For every High Priest of the children of men was appointed for the sake of men over the things that are of God, to present offerings and sacrifices for the sake of sin, 2Who can humble himself and suffer with those who are ignorant and erring because he is also clothed with weakness, 3And he owes a debt for his own sake, that as for the people, in this way also for his own sake, he will make an offering for his sins. 4And it was not for himself that a man took the honor, but he who was called by God, just as Aaron.
5So neither did The Messiah glorify his soul to be High Priest, but he who said to him, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you”,
6As he said in another place, “You are a Priest for eternity in the image of Melchizedek.”
7While also he was clothed in the flesh, he offered prayers, supplications, strong shouting and tears to him who was able to give him life from death, and he was obeyed. 8And although he is The Son, he learned obedience by the fear and the suffering which he endured; 9And in this way he was perfected and became the cause of eternal life to all those who obey him. 10And he was named The High Priest by God, in the image of Melchizedek.
11But about this Melchizedek we have much to say, but it is hard to explain it because you have bad hearing. 12For you ought to be teachers, because of the time you have had in the doctrine, but now, again, you need to learn those things which are the primer letters of the first words of God, and you have need of milk and not of solid food. 13But every person whose food is milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness, because he is an infant. 14But solid food is for the mature, those whose senses are instructed to distinguish good and evil, because they practice.
1Because of this, let us leave the beginning of the message of The Messiah, and let us go on to perfection; or are you laying again another foundation for conversion from dead works and for faith in God, 2For the teaching of baptism, the laying on of hands, for the resurrection from among the dead, and for eternal judgment? 3We shall do* this if THE LORD JEHOVAH permits. 4But those who have descended once to baptism* and tasted the gift from Heaven and received The Spirit of Holiness, 5And tasted the good word of God and the power of the future world, 6Who would sin* again and again crucify The Son of God, and become contemptible, cannot be renewed to conversion. 7But The Earth that drinks rain that comes to it often, and makes vegetation grow that is useful for those for whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God. 8But if it should produce thorns and thistles, it would be rejected and not far from curses, but its end is burning.
9But we are persuaded concerning you, my brethren, those things that are excellent and that accompany life, even though we speak in this way. 10For God is not evil, that he would disregard your works and your love which you have shown in his name, which you have ministered to the Saints and you do minister. 11But we desire that each one of you have this diligence for the perfection of your hope until the end, 12And that you should not lose heart, but that you would be imitators of those who by faith and patience have become heirs of The Promise.
13For when God made a promise to Abraham, because there was no greater than he by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14And he said, “Blessing, I shall bless you, and multiplying, I shall multiply you.” 15And in this way he was patient and received The Promise. 16For among men, they swear by that which is greater than they, and concerning every dispute which they have had among them, a sure end of it has come by an oath. 17Because of this, God was all the more willing to show the heirs of The Promise that his Promise would not change, and he bound it with an oath, 18That by two unchangeable matters, because God cannot lie about them, we who have sought refuge in him have great comfort, and we may seize the hope which was promised to us, 19Which we have as an anchor that holds fast in our soul, which will not be moved, and has entered inside the veil, 20Where Yeshua entered before for our sake and has become The Priest for eternity in the image of Melchizedek.
1This Melchizedek is The King of Shalim, Priest of The Most High God, and he met Abraham when he returned from the massacre of Kings and blessed him. 2And Abraham distributed to him a tenth of everything that he had with him; but his name is interpreted, “King of Righteousness” and again “King of Shalim*”, which is, “King of Peace”, 3Without his father and his mother being written in the genealogies, neither having beginning of his days nor end of his life, but in the likeness of The Son of God, his Priesthood remains for eternity.
4But see how much greater is This One than the man Abraham, Chief of The fathers, to whom he gave the tithe of the best? 5For those of the sons of Levi who received Priesthood had a commandment of The Written Law to take a tenth part from those people of their brethren, as also they had come forth from the loins of Abraham. 6But This Man who is not written in their genealogies received the tithe from Abraham and blessed him who had received The Promise. 7But without dispute, he who is lesser is blessed by him who is greater than he. 8And here the children of men who die receive tithes, but there, he about whom the Scriptures testify that he lives. 9And as a man, let us say about him that by Abraham, Levi, who receives tithes, was caused to tithe. 10For he was yet in the loins of his father when he met* Melchizedek.
11If perfection therefore is by Priesthood of Levi, (for by it The Written Law was established to the people), why was another Priest needed to arise in the image of Melchizedek? But does it say that he would be in the image of Aaron? 12But just as there was a change in The Priesthood, in this way there was also a change in The Law. 13For he about whom these things were said was born from another tribe, from which a man never ministered at the altar. 14For it is revealed that Our Lord arose from Judah, about which tribe Moses never said anything concerning Priesthood. 15And moreover, again, it is apparent by this that he said that another Priest arises in the image of Melchizedek, 16He who was not by the law of carnal commandments, but by the power of an indestructible life.
17For he testified about him, “You are The Priest for eternity in the image of Melchizedek.”
18But there was a change in the first testament because of its impotence, and there was no benefit in it. 19For The Written Law perfects nothing, but hope, which is greater than it, entered in its place, by which we approach God. 20And he confirmed it to us by an oath.*
21For they were Priests without an oath, but this one, with an oath, as he said to him by David: “THE LORD JEHOVAH has sworn and will not lie, that you are The Priest for eternity in the image of Melchizedek.”*
22This Covenant, of which Yeshua is The Guarantor, is entirely better.
23And there were many Priests because they were dying and were not permitted to continue. 24But This One’s Priesthood, because he is Eternal, does not pass away. 25And he can give life for eternity to those who come near to God by him, for he lives always and offers prayers for our sakes.
26For because this Priest also was right for us: pure, without malice and without defilement, who is separate from sin and exalted higher than Heaven, 27And he has no compulsion every day as The Chief Priests to offer sacrifice, first for his sins and then for the people, for This One did it one time by his Life which he offered. 28For The Law establishes weak men as Priests, but the word of the oath which was after The Law, The Son, who is perfect for eternity.
1But The Summit of all these things that we have: The High Priest who sits at the right hand of the throne of The Majesty in Heaven. 2And he is the Minister of The Holy Place and The True Tabernacle, which God set up, and not man. 3For every High Priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices, and because of this it was right also for This One to have something to offer. 4And if he were on Earth, he would not be a Priest, because there have been Priests who have been offering gifts according to what is in The Law, 5Those who serve the form and the shadow of these things that are in Heaven, as it was said to Moses when he made The Tabernacle, “See and do everything by the image that appeared to you on the mountain.” 6Now Yeshua The Messiah* has received the Ministry which is better than that, as The Covenant of which he is made The Mediator is better, and it is given with better promises than that.
7For if the first one had been without fault, then there would have been no place for this second one.
8For he found fault with them, and he said, “Behold, the days are coming, says THE LORD JEHOVAH, and I will perfect a New Covenant for the family* of the house of Israel and for the family* of the house of Judah.”
9“Not like that Covenant that I gave* to their fathers in the day when I took their hands and brought them from the land of Egypt, because they did not continue in my Covenant; I also rejected them, says THE LORD JEHOVAH.”
10“But this is The Covenant that I shall give to the family of the house of Israel: After those days, says THE LORD JEHOVAH, I shall put my law in their minds and upon their hearts I shall write it, and I shall be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.”
11“And a man will not teach a citizen of his city, neither his brother, and say, ‘Know THE LORD JEHOVAH’, because they shall all know me, from their little ones and unto their Elders.”
12“And I shall purge* them of their evils, and I shall not remember their sins again.”
13In that he said, “New”, he has made the first old, and that which is outdated and old is near destruction.
1But in the first there was an order of ministry and a worldly sanctuary. 2For the first Tabernacle that was made there had the Manorah and the table of showbread, and it was called The Holy Place. 3But the inner* Tabernacle from within the second veil was called The Holy of Holies. 4And there was in it the golden place of incense and The Ark of the Covenant, all overlaid with gold, and it had a pot of gold in which was manna and the Rod of Aaron which budded, and The Tablets of The Covenant. 5And above, the cherubim of glory, which shrouded over the mercy seat; but there is no time for us to speak about each one of these things which were thus fashioned.
6But The Priests were always entering the outer* Tabernacle and performing their ministry, 7But The High Priest would enter the inner * Tabernacle once a year by himself with blood, which he was offering in the place of his soul and in the place of the evil doing * of the people. 8But by this The Spirit of Holiness had taught that the way of holiness had not yet been revealed, as long as the first Tabernacle was standing. 9And this was a symbol for that time in which gifts and sacrifices were offered, which were not able to perfect the conscience of him who offers them, 10Except in food and drink only, and in various washings, which are ordinances of the flesh that are established until the time of reformation.
11But The Messiah who has come has become The High Priest of the good things that he did*, and he entered The Great and Perfect Tabernacle which is not made with hands, and was not from these created things. 12And he did not enter with blood of yearling goats and of calves, but with his own blood he entered the holy place one time and has achieved eternal redemption. 13For if the blood of kids and of calves and the ashes of a heifer were sprinkled on those who were defiled and it sanctified them for the purifying of their flesh, 14How much more therefore, will the blood of The Messiah, who by The Eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience* from dead works that we may serve THE LIVING GOD?
15Because of this, he is The Mediator of The New Covenant, for in his death he is salvation to those who violated The First Covenant, that we, those who were called to eternal inheritance, would receive The Promise. 16For where there is a testament, it shows the death of him who made it; 17But it is only valid concerning one who is dead, because as long as he who made it lives, there is no use for it. 18Because of this, not even the first was established without blood. 19For when the entire ordinance which was in The Law had been commanded by Moses to all the people, Moses took the blood of a heifer and water with scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled upon the scrolls and upon all the people. 20And he said to them, “This is the blood of The Covenant which was commanded you by God.” 21Also he sprinkled blood upon the Tabernacle and upon all the vessels of the ministry, 22Because all things are purged by blood in The Written Law, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
23For it is necessary that these things which are symbols of the Heavenly are purified by these things, but the Heavenly by better sacrifices than these. 24For it was not The Holy Place made by hands that The Messiah entered, and which was the symbol of the real one, but he entered Heaven to appear before the face of God in our place; 25And not that he should offer himself many times, as The High Priest was doing and entered The Holy Place every year with blood that was not his; 26Otherwise, he ought to have suffered many times from the beginning of the world, but now in the end of the world, he has offered himself one time to destroy sin by his sacrifice. 27And just as it is appointed to the children of men to die once, and after their deaths the judgment, 28In this way also, The Messiah was offered one time and he slaughtered in his Person the sins of the many, but the second time he appears without our sins, for the life of those who expect him.
1For The Written Law had a shadow in it of good things that were coming. It was not the essence of those matters; because of this, while they were offering those sacrifices every year, they could never perfect those who offered them. 2For if they had perfected them, doubtless, they would have ceased from their offerings, because their conscience would not have been buffeted by sin once they had themselves been purged; 3But by those sacrifices they remember their sins every year, 4For the blood of oxen and of yearling goats cannot purge sins.
5Because of this, when he entered the universe, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you did not want, but you have clothed me with a body *”,
6“And burnt peace-offerings for sins you have not demanded.
7And I said, ‘Behold, I come’, because in the beginning* of The Writings* it is written of me, ‘to do your will, oh God.'”
8Above, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings and burnt peace offerings for sins you did not want”, those that were offered were by The Written Law. 9And afterward he said, “Behold, I have come to do your will, oh God.” In this he abolishes the first to establish the second. 10For in this, his will, we are made holy in the offering of the body of Yeshua The Messiah, once.
11For every High Priest who has stood and served those with those sacrifices every day was offering those things which were never able to purge sins. 12But This One offered one sacrifice for the sake of sins, and he sat down at the right side of God for eternity. 13And he waits from then on until his enemies are put as a footstool under his feet, 14For by one offering he has perfected those who are sanctified by him for eternity. 15But The Spirit of Holiness also testifies to us, who says:
16“This is the covenant that I shall give them after those days, says THE LORD JEHOVAH: I shall put my law into their minds, and I shall write it upon their hearts,
17And their evils and their sins I shall not remember.”
18But where there is forgiveness of sins, no offering for sins is needed.
19Therefore brethren, we have boldness in the entrance of the holy place by the blood of Yeshua. 20And the way of The Life who made us new is now within the veil which is his flesh. 21And we have The High Priest over the house of God. 22Let us approach therefore with a true heart and the confidence of faith, while our hearts are sprinkled and purified from a wicked conscience and having bathed our bodies in pure water, 23And let us grasp firmly the confession of our hope and not waver, for he who has promised us is faithful. 24And let us pay attention to one another in the encouragement of love and of good works. 25And we should not be forsaking our meetings, as is the custom for each person, but plead with one another all the more, as long as you see that day drawing near.
26For if a man shall sin by his will after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there is no sacrifice to be offered afterward for sins, 27But that terrible judgment is ready and the zeal of fire which consumes the enemies. 28For if any violated the law of Moses, he would die without mercy by the mouth of two or three witnesses. 29How much more do you think he will receive capital punishment, he who has trampled upon The Son of God and esteemed the blood of his covenant to be like that of every person, who also was made holy by it, and he has despised The Spirit of grace? 30For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine, and I shall give payment.” And again, “THE LORD JEHOVAH will judge his people.” 31It is very terrible to fall into the hands of THE LIVING GOD.
32Remember therefore the first days in which you received baptism* and endured a great contest of suffering with reproach and affliction. 33And you became a spectacle, and you were also made associates with people who endured these things. 34And you were grieved concerning those who were imprisoned and you endured with joy the robbery of your possessions, because you know you have a possession in Heaven which is greater and does not pass away. 35Therefore do not throw away the boldness which you have, for a great reward is coming for it. 36For you must have patience to do the will of God and receive The Promise,
37“Because there is little time, and very little, when he who is coming will come and will not delay.”
38“But the righteous one shall live by my faith, and if he gives it up, my soul is not pleased with him.” *
39But we are not of despondency which leads to destruction, but of the faith that imparts to us our soul.
1Now faith is the conviction concerning those things that are in hope, as if it were these things in action*, and the revelation of those things that are unseen; 2And by this there was a testimony concerning the ancients.
3For by faith we understand that the worlds were fashioned by the word of God, and these things that are seen came into being out of those things which are unseen.
4By faith, Abel offered to God a sacrifice much better than that of Cain, and because of it there is a testimony concerning him that he was righteous, and God testifies concerning his offering; and because of it, although he died, he also speaks. 5By faith, Enoch was transported away and he did not taste death, neither was he found, because God transported him away; for before he was to transport him, there was this testimony concerning him: “He pleased God.” 6But without faith, no one can please God, for whoever is brought near to God must believe that he exists and that he is the rewarder of those who seek him. 7By faith, Noah worshiped, when those things which had not been seen were spoken to him, and he made the Ark for the lives of his children in his household, by which he condemned the world, and he became the heir of the righteousness which is in faith.
8By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place that he was going to receive for an inheritance, and he went out when he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he became an inhabitant in that land which was promised to him, as in a foreign land, and he dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, his heirs of The Promise. 10For he was looking for The City which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11By faith also Sarah, who was sterile, received power to conceive seed, and she who was not in the time of her years gave birth, for she was sure that he who promised her was faithful. 12Because of this, from one who was failing in old age* were born as many as the stars in the Heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore, which has no measure.
13These died in faith, all of them, and they did not receive their promise, but they saw it from a distance and rejoiced in it and confessed that they were foreigners and nomads in The Earth. 14But those who say these things show that they seek their City. 15And if they had been seeking that city which they had left, they had time to return again to it. 16Now it is apparent that they longed for better than that, which is in Heaven; because of this, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a City for them.
17By faith, Abraham offered Isaac during his testing, and laid his only son on the altar, whom he had received by The Promise. 18For it was said to him, “In Isaac your seed shall be called.” 19And he accepted in his soul that God was able to raise him from the dead, and because of this, he was given to him in a simile.
20By the faith of what was future, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. 21By faith, when Jacob was dying, he blessed each one of the sons of Joseph and bowed on the top of the staff. 22By faith, when Joseph was dying, he related the exodus of the children of Israel and gave orders about his bones.
23By faith, the parents of Moses hid him for three months when he was born, when they saw that the boy was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the King’s commandment. 24By faith, Moses, when he became a man, renounced being called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25And he chose to remain in affliction with the people of God and not to enjoy sin for a short time. 26And he considered that the reproach of The Messiah was much greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was attentive to the payment of the reward. 27By faith he forsook Egypt and was not afraid of the rage of The King and he endured as if he had seen God, who is unseen*. 28By faith he observed Passover and sprinkled the blood, lest he who was destroying the firstborn should touch them. 29By faith, they passed through The Sea of Reeds* as upon dry land, and the Egyptians were swallowed up by it when they dared to enter it.
30By faith, the walls of Jericho fell, after it was walked around for seven days.
31By faith, Rahab the harlot did not perish with those who disobeyed, for she received the spies in peace.
32And what more shall I say? For I have little time to recount about Gideon and about Baraq, about Samson, about Jephthah, about David, about Samuel and about the other Prophets: 33Those who by faith conquered Kingdoms and wrought justice, received promises and shut the mouths of lions; 34They quenched the power of fire, were delivered from the edge of the sword, were strengthened out of weakness, became strong in battle and overturned enemy camps. 35And they gave women their children by resurrection of the dead, and others died by torture and did not expect to be delivered, that they would have a better resurrection; 36Others entered mockings and scourgings; others were handed over to chains and to prison cells; 37Others were stoned; others were sawn in half;* others died by the edge of the sword; others traveled wearing skins of sheep and of goats, and were needy, afflicted and beaten; 38Persons of whom the world was not worthy; and they were as wanderers in desert places and in mountains and in caves and caverns of The Earth.
1Therefore, we also, who have all of these witnesses who surround us like clouds, let us throw off from us all the weights of the sin which is always ready for us, and let us run with patience this race that is set for us. 2And let us gaze at Yeshua, him who is The Author and The Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was his, endured the cross and ignored the shame, and he sits upon the right side of the throne of God.
3Behold, therefore, how much he endured from sinners, those who were themselves opponents to their own souls,* so that you do not become careless in yourselves, neither weaken your souls.
4For you have not yet come as far as to blood in the struggle against sin.
5And you have strayed from the teaching which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, turn not away from the course of THE LORD JEHOVAH, neither neglect your soul when you are rebuked by him.”
6“For whomever THE LORD JEHOVAH loves, he instructs, and draws aside* his children with whom he is pleased *.”
7Therefore endure the discipline, because God deals with you as with children; for who is the son whom his father does not discipline? 8And if you are without the discipline by which every person is disciplined, you are strangers * and not children. 9And if our fathers who are in the flesh have disciplined us and we did revere them, how much more therefore ought we submit to The Father of Spirits and live? 10For they, for that short time, disciplined us as they pleased, but God, for our benefit, that we may share in his holiness. 11But no discipline in its time seems to be joyful, but it is sorrowful; but in the end it yields the fruit of peace and of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
14Run after peace with every man, and after holiness, without which no one shall see Our Lord. 15And be watchful, lest anyone among you be found lacking the grace of God, or lest the root of bitterness produce vines and harm you, and many be defiled by it, 16Or lest a man be found among you as a fornicator, or debauched, like Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright. 17For you know that afterward he desired to inherit the blessing and was rejected, for he found no place of restoration, while he sought it in tears.
18For you have not approached the fire* that burned and was tangible, neither to the darkness and dark fog and the tempest, 19Neither the sound of the trumpet and the voice of words, which those who heard it refused, so that no more would be spoken with them. 20For they were not able to endure anything that was commanded: “If even an animal shall approach the mountain, it shall be stoned.” 21And so terrible was the sight that Moses said, “I am afraid and fainthearted.” 22But you have come to The Mountain of Zion and to The City of THE LIVING GOD, to The Jerusalem which is in Heaven, and to the assembly of myriads of Angels; 23And to the church of the firstborn ones who are written in Heaven, and to God The Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous who are made perfect, 24And to Yeshua, The Mediator of The New Covenant, and to the sprinkling of blood, which speaks better than that of Abel.
25Beware therefore, lest you refuse him who speaks with you, for if those were not saved who refused him who spoke with them on Earth, how much less are we if we shall refuse him who speaks with us from Heaven? 26Whose voice shook The Earth, but now he has promised and said, “One more time, I shall shake,* not only Earth, but also Heaven.” 27But this that he said: “One time”, indicates the change of those things that are shaken, because they are made, that those things which are not shaken may remain. 28Therefore, because we have received The Kingdom that is not shaken, we shall receive grace by which we shall serve and please God in reverence* and in awe*. 29For our God is a consuming fire.
1Let the love of the brethren continue among you. 2And do not forget kindness to strangers, for by this, some who, while they were unaware, were worthy to receive Angels. 3Remember those who are imprisoned, as if you are imprisoned with them. Call those to mind who are afflicted, as if you are the people who wear their bodies. 4Marriage is honorable with all and their bed is pure, but fornicators and adulterers God judges.
5Let not your mind love money, but let whatever you have suffice for you, for THE LORD JEHOVAH has said, “I shall not forsake you *, neither shall I let go * of your hand.”
6And it is for us to say confidently, “The Lord is my helper; I shall not fear what anyone does to me.”
7Be mindful toward your Leaders who have spoken with you the word of God. Consider the results of their conduct and imitate their faith: 8Yeshua The Messiah; He is yesterday, today and forever. 9Do not be led to strange and changeable teaching, for it is good that we strengthen our hearts by grace and not with foods, because those who have walked* in them have not been helped. 10But we have an altar from which those who minister in The Tabernacle have no authority to eat. 11For the flesh of these animals, whose blood The High Priest brought to The Holy Place for the sake of sins, was burned outside of the camp. 12Because of this, Yeshua also suffered outside of the city to sanctify his people by his blood. 13We also, therefore, should go out to him outside of the camp,* while we bear his reproach. 14For we have no city here that abides, but we look for that which is coming.
15And through him let us offer sacrifices of praise always to God, which is the fruit of the lips giving thanks to his name. 16And do not forget charity and sharing with the poor, for with these sacrifices a man pleases God.
17Obey your Leaders and submit to them, for they watch for the sake of your souls, as persons who give an account, so that they may do this with joy and not with groans, because that is not advantageous to you.
20Now The God of peace, who brought forth from the place of the dead The Great Shepherd of the flock, Yeshua The Messiah Our Lord, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21Perfect you in every good work to do his will and perform in us whatever is excellent before him by Yeshua The Messiah, to whom is glory to the eternity of eternities. Amen.
22I beseech of you, my brethren, to be patient in your spirit with the word of exhortation, because I have written to you with brevity. 23But know that our* brother Timotheaus has been released, and if he comes soon, I shall see you with him. 24And invoke the peace of all your Leaders and of all The Holy Ones. All of those who are from Italy invoke your peace.
25Grace be with all of you. Amen.