Hebrews 10:2

“For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For then would they not haue ceased to be offered, because that the worshippers once purged, should haue had no more conscience of sinnes?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Else would they not have ceased to be offered? because the worshippers, having been once cleansed, would have had no more consciousness of sins.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if this had been possible, would there not have been an end of those offerings, because the worshippers would have been made completely clean and would have been no longer conscious of sins?
- Basic English Bible

Since, would they not indeed have ceased being offered, on account of the worshippers once purged having no longer any conscience of sins?
- Darby Bible

For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshipers once cleansed, would have had no more conscience of sins.
- Webster's Bible

For then would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered, because the consciences of the worshippers--who in that case would now have been cleansed once for all--would no longer be burdened with sins?
- Weymouth Bible

Or else wouldn't they have ceased to be offered, because the worshippers, having been once cleansed, would have had no more consciousness of sins?
- World English Bible

ellis thei schulden haue ceessid to be offrid, for as myche as the worschiperis clensid onys, hadden not ferthermore conscience of synne.
- Wycliffe Bible

since, would they not have ceased to be offered, because of those serving having no more conscience of sins, having once been purified?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 10:2


10:2 They who had been once perfectly purged, would have been no longer conscious either of the guilt or power of their sins.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 10:2


Heb 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? If the legal sacrifices secured complete forgiveness, they would not have been offered over and over. Should have had no more conscience of sins. The fact that it was done showed that there was still a consciousness of sin.

Discussion for Hebrews 10:2

  • John Merrill for verse 2
    The law required the reapplying of the blood of animals. This brought men's consciences to condemn themselves year by year for their failure to please and obey GOD. However, Jesus's blood and his ability to take all judgement & condemnation& guilt releases men from the burden of having to obey every aspect of the unforgiving LAW. Herein lies true freedom, peace and joy.

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