Ivrim 10 – איגרת שאול אל העברים י


1For the Torah is a shadow of the good things to come, but was not the essence of the things themselves; hence, although the same sacrifices were offered every year, they could not perfect those who offered them.  2For if they had once been perfected, they would have ceased from their offerings; for, from henceforth their minds would not have driven them into the sins from which they had once been cleansed.  3But in those sacrifices they remembered their sins every year.  4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats could take away sins.  5Therefore, when He entered into the world, He said, “Sacrifices and offerings You did not desire, but You have clothed me in a Body. 6Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.  7Then said I, ‘Lo, I come; in the beginning of the books it is written of me, ‘I delight to do Your will, O Elohim’.’ “

8Above when He said, “Sacrifices and offerings, and burnt offerings, and offerings for sins, You would not have,” these were the very ones which were offered according to the Torah. 9And after that He said, “Lo, I come to do Your will, O Elohim.”  Thus He put an end to the first in order to establish the second.  10By this very will we are made kadosh through the offering of the Body of Yeshua HaMashi’akh, once, for all.  11For every Kohen Gadol who was appointed ministered daily, offering the same sacrifices, which had never been able to cleanse sins; 12but this one, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins, sat down on the right hand of Elohim forever.  13From henceforth, there He will remain until His enemies are placed as a stool under His feet.  14For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are consecrated.  15The Ru’akh HaKodesh is also a witness to us; for He had said before, 16“This is the Brit that I will make with them after those days, says  יהוה , I will put my Torah in their minds and write it on their hearts.  17And their iniquities and sins will I remember no more.”  18For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is no need for an offering for sins.

19Having therefore, my brethren, confidence to enter into the Beit HaKodesh by the blood of Yeshua, 20by a new and living way which He has made new for us through the Parokhet, that is to say, His Body, 21and having a great Kohen Gadol over Beit HaElohim, 22therefore, let us draw near with a whole heart, in full assurance of absolute trust, having our hearts sprinkled and cleansed of evil thought and our bodies washed with pure water.  23Let us remain firm in the profession of our absolute trust, without wavering, for He who has promised us is faithful.  24And let us consider one another, to stir up love and good works, 25not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is customary for some; but exhorting one another, and so much the more when you see that Day approaching.  26For if any man sins willfully after he has received the knowledge of the truth, then there is no more sacrifice to be offered for sins, 27but only impending fearful judgment, and the fiery indignation which shall consume the adversaries.  28He who transgressed the Torah of Moshe, on the word of two or three witnesses he died without mercy: 29how much more punishment do you think he will receive who has trodden underfoot Ben HaElohim, and has considered the blood of His Brit, through which he had been consecrated, as ordinary blood, and has blasphemed the Ru’akh HaKhesed?  30For we know Him who said, “‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” And again, ” יהוה  shall judge His people.”  31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living Elohim.

32Remember, therefore, the former days, in which, after you received immersion, you endured many tribulations.  33By reproach and trouble you were made an object of ridicule; and you have also become companions of those men who have also endured these things.  34And you had pity on those who were prisoners, and you took the seizure of your property cheerfully, for you know in yourselves that you have a better and a more enduring possession in heaven.  35Do not lose, therefore, the confidence that you have, for it has a great reward.  36For you have need of patience in order that you may do the will of Elohim and receive the promise.  37For the time is all too short, and He who is to come will come and will  not  delay.  38But “A Tzadik shall live by my trust”; and if any draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.  39But we do not belong to those who draw back to perdition, but are those who are of HaEmunah, which restores our souls.

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