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26 If we deliberately keep on sinning(A) after we have received the knowledge of the truth,(B) no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire(C) that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.(D) 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God(E) underfoot,(F) who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant(G) that sanctified them,(H) and who has insulted the Spirit(I) of grace?(J) 30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[a](K) and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”[b](L) 31 It is a dreadful thing(M) to fall into the hands(N) of the living God.(O)
32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light,(P) when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.(Q) 33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution;(R) at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.(S) 34 You suffered along with those in prison(T) and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.(U) 35 So do not throw away your confidence;(V) it will be richly rewarded.
39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.Read full chapter