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One sacrifice for all time[]

Hebrews 10:1-10[]

[1] For since the Law has a shadow of the good things to come, but not the very substance of the things, it* can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered year after year, make those who approach perfect.

[2] Otherwise, would not the sacrifices have stopped being offered, because those rendering sacred service once cleansed would have no consciousness of sins anymore?

[3] On the contrary, these sacrifices are a reminder of sins year after year,

[4] for it is not possible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take sins away.

[5] So when he comes into the world, he says: “‘Sacrifice and offering you did not want, but you prepared a body for me.

[6] You did not approve of whole burnt offerings and sin offerings.’

[7] Then I said: ‘Look! I have come (in the scroll* it is written about me) to do your will, O God.’”

[8] After first saying: “You did not want nor did you approve of sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sin offerings”—sacrifices that are offered according to the Law—

[9] then he says: “Look! I have come to do your will.” He does away with what is first in order to establish what is second.

[10] By this “will” we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time.

[11] Also, every priest takes his station day after day to offer holy service* and to make the same sacrifices often, which can never take sins away completely.

[12] But this man offered one sacrifice for sins for all time and sat down at the right hand of God,

[13] from then on waiting until his enemies should be placed as a stool for his feet.

[14] For it is by one sacrificial offering that he has made those who are being sanctified perfect for all time.

[15] Moreover, the holy spirit also bears witness to us, for after it has said:

[16] “‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days,’ says Jehovah.* ‘I will put my laws in their hearts, and in their minds I will write them.’”

[17] Then it says: “And I will no longer call their sins and their lawless deeds to mind.”

[18] Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.