Hebrews 10:25

New Testament

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. 23 And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy. 24 And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works, 25 not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and even more so because you see the day drawing near.

Pirkei Avot 2:4


4 He used to say: do His will as though it were your will, so that He will do your will as though it were His. Set aside your will in the face of His will, so that he may set aside the will of others for the sake of your will. Hillel said: do not separate yourself from the community, Do not trust in yourself until the day of your death, Do not judge your fellow man until you have reached his place. Do not say something that cannot be understood [trusting] that in the end it will be understood. Say not: ‘when I shall have leisure I shall study;’ perhaps you will not have leisure.

 Notes and References

"... Avot now returns the tradition history back to its crucial Herodian-era hero. This draws in its wake four further teachings (2:5–7) that link Hillel to Rabban Yohanan b. Zakkai (2:8). The alternative reading, 'R. Hillel' (see n. 10) would refer to the fourth-century Patriarch, Hillel II. This would make him the latest figure mentioned in chapters 1 through 5 of Avot ... Do not withdraw from the community: Literally, 'do not separate from' ..."

Cohen, Shaye J. D. The Oxford Annotated Mishnah: A New Translation of the Mishnah with Introductions and Notes (p. 719) Oxford University Press, 2022

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