When Christ came as high priest1 of the good things that are already here,a2 he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle3 that is not man-made,4 that is to say, not a part of this creation.
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves;5 but he entered the Most Holy Place6 once for all7 by his own blood,8 having obtained eternal redemption.
The blood of goats and bulls9 and the ashes of a heifer10 sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit11 offered himself12 unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences13 from acts that lead to death,b14 so that we may serve the living God!1515
For this reason Christ is the mediator16 of a new covenant,17 that those who are called18 may receive the promised19 eternal inheritance20--now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.21