Bible: Heb 10:23-39

10:23 And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy. 10:24 And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works, 1  10:25 not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and even more so because you see the day 2  drawing near. 3 

10:26 For if we deliberately keep on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, no further sacrifice for sins is left for us, 4  10:27 but only a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury 5  of fire that will consume God’s enemies. 6  10:28 Someone who rejected the law of Moses was put to death 7  without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 8  10:29 How much greater punishment do you think that person deserves who has contempt for 9  the Son of God, and profanes 10  the blood of the covenant that made him holy, 11  and insults the Spirit of grace? 10:30 For we know the one who said, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” 12  and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 13  10:31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

10:32 But remember the former days when you endured a harsh conflict of suffering after you were enlightened. 10:33 At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and afflictions, and at other times you came to share with others who were treated in that way. 10:34 For in fact you shared the sufferings of those in prison, 14  and you accepted the confiscation of your belongings with joy, because you knew that you certainly 15  had a better and lasting possession. 10:35 So do not throw away your confidence, because it 16  has great reward. 10:36 For you need endurance in order to do God’s will and so receive what is promised. 17  10:37 For just a little longer 18  and he who is coming will arrive and not delay. 19  10:38 But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, I 20  take no pleasure in him. 21  10:39 But we are not among those who shrink back and thus perish, but are among those who have faith and preserve their souls. 22 

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