1 For the law, having a a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, b can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once 1 purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For c it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
Therefore, when He came into the world, He said:
d "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire,
But a body You have prepared for Me. 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin
You had no pleasure. 7 Then I said, 'Behold, I have come -
In the volume of the book it is written of Me -
To do Your will, O God.' " 2
8 Previously saying, "Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them" (which are offered according to the law), 9 then He said, "Behold, I have come to do Your will, 3 O God." He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10 e By that will we have been 4 sanctified f through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands g ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 h But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down i at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting j till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being 5 sanctified.
15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,
16 k "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them," 6
17 then He adds, l "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." 7
18 Now where there is 8 remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.