But when Christ appeared as a high priest 3of the good things that have come,a then through 4the greater and more perfect tent (5not made with hands, that is, not of this creation)
he 6entered 7once for all into the holy places, not by means of 8the blood of goats and calves but 9by means of his own blood, 10thus securing an eternal redemption.
For if 11the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with 12the ashes of a heifer, sanctifyb for the purification of the flesh,
how much more will 13the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit 14offered himself without blemish to God, 15purify ourc conscience 16from dead works 17to serve the living God.
Therefore he is 18the mediator of a new covenant, so that 19those who are called may 20receive the promised eternal inheritance, 21since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.d16
For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established.
For 22a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.
Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated 23without blood.
For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took 24the blood of calves and goats, 25with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
saying, 26"This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you."