Hebrews 1-6 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in times past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds,
3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
4 being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said God at any time, “Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee”? And again, “I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son”?
6 And again, when He bringeth in the First-Begotten into the world, He saith, “And let all the angels of God worship Him.”
7 And of the angels He saith, “Who maketh His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.”
8 But unto the Son He saith, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Thy Kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity; therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.”
10 And, “Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Thine hands.
11 They shall perish, but Thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment.
12 And as a vesture shalt Thou fold them up, and they shall be changed. But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.”
13 But to which of the angels said He at any time, “Sit on My right hand until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool”?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for those who shall be heirs of salvation?
2 Therefore we ought to give even more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward,
3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord and was confirmed unto us by those who heard Him,
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders and with divers miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will?
5 For it was not unto angels that He put in subjection the world to come, of which we speak.
6 But one at a certain place testified, saying, “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that Thou visitest him?
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; Thou crowned him with glory and honor and set him over the works of Thy hands.
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in putting all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now as yet we see not all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of One, for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 saying, “I will declare Thy name unto My brethren; in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto Thee.”
13 And again, “I will put My trust in Him.” And again, “Behold I and the children whom God hath given Me.”
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same, that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death — that is, the devil —
15 and deliver those who all their lifetime were subject to bondage through fear of death.
16 For verily He took not on Himself the nature of angels, but He took on Him the seed of Abraham.
17 Therefore in all things it behooved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that He Himself hath suffered, being tempted, He is able to succor those who are tempted.
3 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus,
2 who was faithful to Him that appointed Him, as also Moses was faithful in all His house.
3 For this Man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who hath built the house hath more honor than the house.
4 For every house is built by some man, but He that built all things is God.
5 And Moses verily was faithful in all His house as a servant, as a testimony of those things which were to be spoken thereafter;
6 but Christ was faithful as a Son over His own house, whose house are we if we hold fast the confidence and rejoicing of the hope, firm unto the end.
7 Therefore as the Holy Ghost saith: “Today if ye will hear His voice,
8 harden not your hearts as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness,
9 when your fathers tempted Me, proved Me, and saw My works forty years.
10 Therefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, ‘They do always err in their heart, and they have not known My ways.’
11 So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter into My rest.’”
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is still called “today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ if we hold the confidence we had in the beginning steadfast unto the end,
15 while it is said, “Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts as in the provocation.”
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke, however not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was He grieved forty years? Was it not with those who had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom did He swear that they should not enter into His rest, but to those who believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
4 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left to us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2 For unto us was the Gospel preached, as well as unto them; but the Word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
3 For we who have believed do enter into rest, as He said, “As I have sworn in My wrath, ‘If they shall enter into My rest’”—although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For He spoke in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.”
5 And again in this place: “If they shall enter into My rest”—.
6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of unbelief,
7 again He designates a certain day, saying in David “today,” after so long a time, as it is said, “Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.”
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterwards have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest for the people of God.
10 For he that has entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His.
11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall according to the same example of unbelief.
12 For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and open unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed into the Heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our profession.
15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
5 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
2 who can have compassion on the ignorant and on those who are outside of the Way, since he himself is also encompassed by infirmity.
3 And by reason hereof, he ought, both for the people and also for himself, to make offering for sins.
4 And no man taketh this honor unto himself, except he that is called by God, as was Aaron.
5 So also Christ glorified not Himself to be made a high priest, but He that said unto Him, “Thou art My Son; today have I begotten Thee.”
6 And He saith also in another place, “Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.”
7 Christ, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared,
8 though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered.
9 And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all those who obey Him,
10 being called by God as a high priest after the order of Melchizedek,
11 of whom we have many things to say, which are hard to utter seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12 For at the time when ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God, and have become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to those who are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
6 Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
2 of the doctrine of baptisms and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead and of eternal judgment.
3 And this we will do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 and have tasted the good Word of God and the powers of the world to come,
6 if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance, seeing that they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh and put Him to open shame.
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for those by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God.
8 But that which beareth thorns and briars is rejected and is nigh unto being cursed, whose end is to be burned.
9 But, beloved, though we thus speak, we are persuaded that there are better things for you, things that accompany salvation.
10 For God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shown toward His name, in that ye have ministeredto the saints, and do minister.
11 And we desire that every one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end,
12 that ye be not slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no greater, He swore by Himself,
14 saying, “Surely in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thee.”
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
16 For men verily swear by the greater, and an oath of confirmation is to them an end to all strife.
17 Thereby God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath,
18 that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we, who have fled for refuge, might have strong consolation to lay hold upon the hope set before us.
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil,
20 where the Forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, who is made a high priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.