The Epistle to the Hebrews

1:1God, who at sundry timesand in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 1:2Hath in these last daysspoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of allthings, by whom also he made the worlds; 1:3Who being the brightness ofhis glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding allthings 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; 1:4Being made so much better than theangels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name thanthey. 1:5For unto which ofthe angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begottenthee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 1:6And again, when hebringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all theangels of God worship him. 1:7And of the angels he saith, Whomaketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 1:8But unto the Son he saith,Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousnessis the sceptre of thy kingdom. 1:9Thou hast loved righteousness, andhated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed theewith the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 1:10And, Thou, Lord, in the beginninghast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works ofthine hands: 1:11They shallperish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 1:12And as a vesture shaltthou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, andthy years shall not fail. 1:13But to which of the angels saidhe at any times, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thyfootstool? 1:14Are they notall ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall beheirs of salvation?

2:1Therefore we ought togive the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at anytime we should let them slip. 2:2For if the word spoken by angelswas stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a justrecompence of reward; 2:3Howshall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the firstbegan to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them thatheard him; 2:4God alsobearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with diversmiracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

2:5For unto the angelshath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 2:6But one in a certain placetestified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the sonof man, that thou visitest him? 2:7Thou madest him a little lowerthan the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst sethim over the works of thy hands: 2:8Thou hast put all things insubjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him,he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yetall things put under him. 2:9But we see Jesus, who was made alittle lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned withglory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for everyman. 2:10For it became him,for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, inbringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvationperfect through sufferings. 2:11For both he that sanctifieth andthey who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is notashamed to call them brethren, 2:12Saying, I will declare thy nameunto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. 2:13And again, I will put mytrust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath givenme. 2:14Forasmuch then as thechildren are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise tookpart of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had thepower of death, that is, the devil; 2:15And deliver them who through fearof death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 2:16For verily he took not on himthe nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 2:17Wherefore in all thingsit behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might bea merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, tomake reconciliation for the sins of the people. 2:18For in that he himself hathsuffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

3:1Wherefore, holybrethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and HighPriest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 3:2Who was faithful to him thatappointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. 3:3For this man was countedworthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the househath more honour than the house. 3:4For every house is builded by someman; but he that built all things is God. 3:5And Moses verily wasfaithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those thingswhich were to be spoken after; 3:6But Christ as a son over his ownhouse; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and therejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. 3:7Wherefore (as the Holy Ghostsaith, To day if ye will hear his voice, 3:8Harden not your hearts, as in theprovocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 3:9When your fathers tempted me,proved me, and saw my works forty years. 3:10Wherefore I was grieved with thatgeneration, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and theyhave not known my ways. 3:11So I sware in my wrath, Theyshall not enter into my rest.) 3:12Take heed, brethren, lest therebe in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the livingGod. 3:13But exhort oneanother daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardenedthrough the deceitfulness of sin. 3:14For we are made partakers ofChrist, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; 3:15While it is said, To dayif ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. 3:16For some, when they hadheard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 3:17But with whom was hegrieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whosecarcases fell in the wilderness? 3:18And to whom sware he that theyshould not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 3:19So we see that they could notenter in because of unbelief.

4:1Let us therefore fear,lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of youshould seem to come short of it. 4:2For unto us was the gospelpreached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them,not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 4:3For we which have believed doenter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shallenter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundationof the world. 4:4For he spakein a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God didrest the seventh day from all his works. 4:5And in this place again, Ifthey shall enter into my rest. 4:6Seeing therefore it remaineth thatsome must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached enterednot in because of unbelief: 4:7Again, he limiteth a certain day,saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if yewill hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 4:8For if Jesus had given them rest,then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 4:9There remaineth therefore a restto the people of God. 4:10Forhe that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works,as God did from his. 4:11Let us labour therefore to enterinto that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 4:12For the word of Godis quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of thejoints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intentsof the heart. 4:13Neither isthere any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all thingsare naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 4:14Seeing then that we havea great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son ofGod, let us hold fast our profession. 4:15For we have not an high priestwhich cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was inall points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 4:16Let us therefore come boldly untothe throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help intime of need.

5:1For every high priesttaken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining toGod, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 5:2Who can have compassion on theignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also iscompassed with infirmity. 5:3And by reason hereof he ought, asfor the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 5:4And no man taketh this honour untohimself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. 5:5So also Christ glorified nothimself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art mySon, to day have I begotten thee. 5:6As he saith also in anotherplace, Thou art a priest for ever after the order ofMelchisedec. 5:7Who in thedays of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications withstrong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, andwas heard in that he feared; 5:8Though he were a Son, yet learnedhe obedience by the things which he suffered; 5:9And being made perfect, he becamethe author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 5:10Called of God an high priestafter the order of Melchisedec.

5:11Of whom we have manythings to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 5:12For when for the time yeought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again whichbe the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become suchas have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 5:13For every one that useth milkis unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 5:14But strong meat belongethto them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use havetheir senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

6:1Therefore leaving theprinciples of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; notlaying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faithtoward God, 6:2Of thedoctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection ofthe dead, and of eternal judgment. 6:3And this will we do, if Godpermit. 6:4For it isimpossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of theheavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 6:5And have tasted the good word ofGod, and the powers of the world to come, 6:6If they shall fall away, to renewthem again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son ofGod afresh, and put him to an open shame. 6:7For the earth which drinketh inthe rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for themby whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 6:8But that which beareth thorns andbriers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose endis to be burned. 6:9But, beloved, we are persuadedbetter things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thusspeak. 6:10For God isnot unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye haveshewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and dominister. 6:11And we desirethat every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance ofhope unto the end: 6:12Thatye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patienceinherit the promises. 6:13Forwhen God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, hesware by himself, 6:14Saying,Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 6:15And so, after he hadpatiently endured, he obtained the promise. 6:16For men verily swear by thegreater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of allstrife. 6:17Wherein God,willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutabilityof his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 6:18That by two immutable things, inwhich it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strongconsolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set beforeus: 6:19Which hope wehave as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which enterethinto that within the veil; 6:20Whither the forerunner is for usentered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the orderof Melchisedec.

7:1For this Melchisedec,king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning fromthe slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 7:2To whom also Abraham gave a tenthpart of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, andafter that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 7:3Without father, without mother,without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; butmade like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. 7:4Now consider how great this manwas, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of thespoils. 7:5And verily theythat are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood,have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, thatis, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: 7:6But he whose descent isnot counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that hadthe promises. 7:7And withoutall contradiction the less is blessed of the better. 7:8And here men that die receivetithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed thathe liveth. 7:9And as I may sosay, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 7:10For he was yet in the loins ofhis father, when Melchisedec met him. 7:11If therefore perfection were bythe Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) whatfurther need was there that another priest should rise after theorder of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 7:12For the priesthood being changed,there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 7:13For he of whom these things arespoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at thealtar. 7:14For it isevident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spakenothing concerning priesthood. 7:15And it is yet far more evident:for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 7:16Who is made, not afterthe law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 7:17For he testifieth, Thouart a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 7:18For there is verily adisannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness andunprofitableness thereof. 7:19For the law made nothing perfect,but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nighunto God. 7:20And inasmuch asnot without an oath he was made priest: 7:21(For those priests were madewithout an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lordsware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after theorder of Melchisedec:) 7:22Byso much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 7:23And they truly were many priests,because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 7:24But this man, because hecontinueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 7:25Wherefore he is able also to savethem to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth tomake intercession for them. 7:26For such an high priest becameus, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, andmade higher than the heavens; 7:27Who needeth not daily, as thosehigh priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then forthe people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 7:28For the law maketh men highpriests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was sincethe law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

8:1Now of the things whichwe have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who isset on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 8:2A minister of the sanctuary, andof the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 8:3For every high priest is ordainedto offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity thatthis man have somewhat also to offer. 8:4For if he were on earth, he shouldnot be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts accordingto the law: 8:5Who serve untothe example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of Godwhen he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, thatthou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. 8:6But now hath he obtained amore excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a bettercovenant, which was established upon better promises. 8:7For if that first covenanthad been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8:8For finding fault withthem, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make anew covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 8:9Not according to the covenant thatI made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to leadthem out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant,and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 8:10For this is the covenantthat I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith theLord; 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 to me a people: 8:11And they shall not teach everyman his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: forall shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 8:12For I will be merciful to theirunrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember nomore. 8:13In that he saith, Anew covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayethand waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

9:1Then verily the firstcovenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldlysanctuary. 9:2For there was atabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and thetable, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. 9:3And after the second veil, thetabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; 9:4Which had the golden censer, andthe ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein wasthe golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and thetables of the covenant; 9:5And over it the cherubims of gloryshadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. 9:6Now when these things werethus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle,accomplishing the service of God. 9:7But into the second wentthe high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offeredfor himself, and for the errors of the people: 9:8The Holy Ghost this signifying,that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while asthe first tabernacle was yet standing: 9:9Which was a figure for thetime then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, thatcould not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to theconscience; 9:10Whichstood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnalordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. 9:11But Christ being come an highpriest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle,not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 9:12Neither by the blood of goats andcalves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place,having obtained eternal redemption for us. 9:13For if the blood of bulls and ofgoats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth tothe purifying of the flesh: 9:14How much more shall the blood ofChrist, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot toGod, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 9:15And for this cause he isthe mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for theredemption of the transgressions that were under the firsttestament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternalinheritance. 9:16For where atestament is, there must also of necessity be the death of thetestator. 9:17For a testamentis of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength atall while the testator liveth. 9:18Whereupon neither the firsttestament was dedicated without blood. 9:19For when Moses had spoken everyprecept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood ofcalves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, andsprinkled both the book, and all the people, 9:20Saying, This is the bloodof the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 9:21Moreover he sprinkled with bloodboth the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 9:22And almost all things are by thelaw purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 9:23It was thereforenecessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purifiedwith these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices thanthese. 9:24For Christ is notentered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figuresof the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of Godfor us: 9:25Nor yet that heshould offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holyplace every year with blood of others; 9:26For then must he often havesuffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of theworld hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 9:27And as it is appointedunto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 9:28So Christ was once offered tobear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear thesecond time without sin unto salvation.

10:1For the law having ashadow of good things to come, and not the very image of thethings, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by yearcontinually make the comers thereunto perfect. 10:2For then would they not haveceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should havehad no more conscience of sins. 10:3But in those sacrifices thereis a remembrance again made of sins every year. 10:4For it is not possiblethat the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 10:5Wherefore when he cometh into theworld, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hastthou prepared me: 10:6Inburnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 10:7Then said I, Lo, I come(in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 10:8Above when he said,Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sinthou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which areoffered by the law; 10:9Thensaid he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, thathe may establish the second. 10:10By the which will we aresanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once forall. 10:11And everypriest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the samesacrifices, which can never take away sins: 10:12But this man, after he hadoffered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand ofGod; 10:13From henceforthexpecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 10:14For by one offering he hathperfected for ever them that are sanctified. 10:15Whereof the Holy Ghostalso is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 10:16This is the covenant thatI will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my lawsinto their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 10:17And their sins and iniquitieswill I remember no more. 10:18Now where remission of theseis, there is no more offering for sin.

10:19Having therefore,brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 10:20By a new and living way,which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, hisflesh; 10:21And havingan high priest over the house of God; 10:22Let us draw near with a trueheart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evilconscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 10:23Let us hold fast the professionof our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 10:24And let us consider oneanother to provoke unto love and to good works: 10:25Not forsaking the assembling ofourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting oneanother: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 10:26For if we sin wilfully afterthat we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no moresacrifice for sins, 10:27Buta certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, whichshall devour the adversaries. 10:28He that despised Moses’ lawdied without mercy under two or three witnesses: 10:29Of how much sorer punishment,suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot theSon of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he wassanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit ofgrace? 10:30For we know himthat hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense,saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 10:31It is a fearful thing tofall into the hands of the living God. 10:32But call to remembrance theformer days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fightof afflictions; 10:33Partly,whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; andpartly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. 10:34For ye had compassion of me inmy bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing inyourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 10:35Cast not away thereforeyour confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 10:36For ye have need of patience,that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 10:37For yet a little while,and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 10:38Now the just shall live byfaith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure inhim. 10:39But we are not ofthem who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the savingof the soul.

11:1Now faith is thesubstance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 11:2For by it the elders obtained agood report. 11:3Throughfaith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, sothat things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 11:4By faith Abel offeredunto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtainedwitness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it hebeing dead yet speaketh. 11:5By faith Enoch was translatedthat he should not see death; and was not found, because God hadtranslated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that hepleased God. 11:6But withoutfaith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh toGod must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them thatdiligently seek him. 11:7Byfaith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved withfear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which hecondemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is byfaith. 11:8By faith Abraham,when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receivefor an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 11:9By faith he sojourned inthe land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling intabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 11:10For he looked for a citywhich hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11:11Through faith also Sara herselfreceived strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when shewas past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 11:12Therefore sprang there even ofone, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky inmultitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. 11:13These all died in faith, nothaving received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and werepersuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed thatthey were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 11:14For they that say such thingsdeclare plainly that they seek a country. 11:15And truly, if they had beenmindful of that country from whence they came out, they might havehad opportunity to have returned. 11:16But now they desire a bettercountry, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to becalled their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. 11:17By faith Abraham, when he wastried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered uphis only begotten son, 11:18Of whom it was said, That inIsaac shall thy seed be called: 11:19Accounting that God wasable to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also hereceived him in a figure. 11:20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob andEsau concerning things to come. 11:21By faith Jacob, when he was adying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaningupon the top of his staff. 11:22By faith Joseph, when he died,made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gavecommandment concerning his bones. 11:23By faith Moses, when he wasborn, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he wasa proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. 11:24By faith Moses, when hewas come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 11:25Choosing rather tosuffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures ofsin for a season; 11:26Esteeming the reproach of Christgreater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto therecompence of the reward. 11:27By faith he forsook Egypt, notfearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who isinvisible. 11:28Through faithhe kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyedthe firstborn should touch them. 11:29By faith they passed through theRed sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do weredrowned. 11:30By faith thewalls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 11:31By faith the harlotRahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received thespies with peace. 11:32Andwhat shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, andof Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; ofDavid also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 11:33Who through faith subduedkingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths oflions, 11:34Quenched theviolence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were madestrong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 11:35Women received theirdead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not acceptingdeliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 11:36And others had trial ofcruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds andimprisonment: 11:37They werestoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword:they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute,afflicted, tormented; 11:38(Of whom the world was notworthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and indens and caves of the earth. 11:39And these all, having obtained agood report through faith, received not the promise: 11:40God having provided some betterthing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

12:1Wherefore seeing wealso are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us layaside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let usrun with patience the race that is set before us, 12:2Looking unto Jesus the author andfinisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before himendured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right handof the throne of God. 12:3Forconsider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself,lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 12:4Ye have not yet resisted untoblood, striving against sin. 12:5And ye have forgotten theexhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise notthou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: 12:6For whom the Lord lovethhe chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 12:7If ye endure chastening, Goddealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the fatherchasteneth not? 12:8But if yebe without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards,and not sons. 12:9Furthermorewe have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gavethem reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto theFather of spirits, and live? 12:10For they verily for a few dayschastened us after their own pleasure; but he for ourprofit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 12:11Now no chastening for thepresent seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward ityieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which areexercised thereby. 12:12Wherefore lift up the handswhich hang down, and the feeble knees; 12:13And make straight paths for yourfeet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it ratherbe healed. 12:14Follow peacewith all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see theLord: 12:15Looking diligentlylest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitternessspringing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 12:16Lest there be anyfornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat soldhis birthright. 12:17For yeknow how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he wasrejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought itcarefully with tears. 12:18For ye are not come unto themount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor untoblackness, and darkness, and tempest, 12:19And the sound of a trumpet, andthe voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that theword should not be spoken to them any more: 12:20(For they could not endure thatwhich was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, itshall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 12:21And so terrible was the sight,that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 12:22But ye are come unto mount Sion,and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to aninnumerable company of angels, 12:23To the general assembly andchurch of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judgeof all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 12:24And to Jesus the mediator of thenew covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better thingsthan that of Abel. 12:25See that ye refuse not him thatspeaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth,much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him thatspeaketh from heaven: 12:26Whose voice then shook theearth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not theearth only, but also heaven. 12:27And this word, Yet oncemore, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as ofthings that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 12:28Wherefore we receiving akingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve Godacceptably with reverence and godly fear: 12:29For our God is aconsuming fire.

13:1Let brotherly lovecontinue. 13:2Be notforgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angelsunawares. 13:3Remember themthat are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which sufferadversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 13:4Marriage is honourable inall, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God willjudge. 13:5Let yourconversation be without covetousness; and be content withsuch things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, norforsake thee. 13:6So that wemay boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what manshall do unto me.

13:7Remember them whichhave the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whosefaith follow, considering the end of their conversation. 13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday,and to day, and for ever. 13:9Be not carried about with diversand strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart beestablished with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them thathave been occupied therein. 13:10We have an altar, whereof theyhave no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. 13:11For the bodies of those beasts,whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, areburned without the camp. 13:12Wherefore Jesus also, that hemight sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13:13Let us go forththerefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 13:14For here have we no continuingcity, but we seek one to come. 13:15By him therefore let us offerthe sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit ofour lips giving thanks to his name. 13:16But to do good and tocommunicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 13:17Obey them that have therule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, asthey that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not withgrief: for that is unprofitable for you.

13:18Pray for us: for wetrust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. 13:19But I beseech youthe rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. 13:20Now the God of peace, thatbrought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of thesheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 13:21Make you perfect in every goodwork to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in hissight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.Amen. 13:22And I beseech you,brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter untoyou in few words. 13:23Knowye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if hecome shortly, I will see you.

13:24Salute all them thathave the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

13:25Grace be with you all. Amen. Authorized King James Version, originally published by Oxford Press, Oxford, 1769