Hebrews 12:18-29 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Entering the Unshakeable Kingdom
18 For you have not come to a mountain[a] that can be touched, and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and storm, 19 and to the blast of a shofar[b] and a voice whose words made those who heard it beg that not another word be spoken to them. 20 For they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” [c] 21 So terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am quaking with fear.”[d]
22 But you have come to Mount Zion—to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,[e] and to myriads of angels, a joyous gathering, 23 and to the assembly of the firstborn[f] who are written in a scroll in heaven,[g] and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous ones made perfect, 24 and to Yeshua, the Mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than the blood of Abel.
25 See to it that you do not refuse the One who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the One who was warning them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject the One who warns us from heaven. 26 His voice shook the earth then,[h] but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heavens.” [i] 27 Now this phrase, “Yet once more,” shows the removal of those things that are shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. [j] 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude—through this we may offer worship in a manner pleasing to God, with reverence and awe. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.