18 For you have not come to z what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest 19 and a the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words b made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. 20 For they could not endure the order that was given, c "If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned." 21 Indeed, d so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, "I tremble with fear." 22 But you have come to e Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, f the heavenly Jerusalem, and to g innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to h the assembly 1 of the firstborn who are i enrolled in heaven, and to j God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, k the mediator of a new covenant, and to l the sprinkled blood m that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
25 See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For n if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. 26 At that time o his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, p "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens." 27 This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates q the removal of things that are shaken - that is, things that have been made - in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving r a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus s let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our t God is a consuming fire.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.