26 For if we sin willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery zeal being about to devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone disregarding the law of Moses dies without compassions on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 By how much worse punishment, do you think, will he be deemed worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, and has regarded as common the blood of the covenant, by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay," says the Lord. And again, "The Lord will judge His people." 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God! 32 But remember the former days, in which after you were enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, 33 in part being exposed publicly, both to reproaches and to afflictions, and in part having become partners of those treated in this way. 34 For you sympathized with me in my chains, and you received the plunder of your possessions with joy, knowing that you have for yourselves a better and enduring possession in heaven. 35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has a great recompense. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that having done the will of God, you may receive the promise: 37 "For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not delay. 38 But the just shall live by faith, and if he withdraws, My soul has no pleasure in him." 39 But we are not of those shrinking back to destruction, but of faith, to the saving of the soul.
HEBREWS CHAPTER 11 By Faith
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained witness. 3 By faith we understand that time itself was framed by a command of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying concerning his gifts; and through it, although he died, he still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was translated so as not to see death, "and he was not found, because God translated him"; for before his translation he had obtained witness that he was pleasing to God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, for it is necessary for the one approaching God to believe that He is, and that He becomes a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 7 By faith Noah, having being warned by God concerning the thingsnot yet seen, being reverent, prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, through which he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.