Hebrews 10:1-9 (New International Version)

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Christ's Sacrifice Once for All

1 The law is only a shadow1 of the good things2 that are coming--not the realities themselves.3 For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect4 those who draw near to worship.5 2 If it could, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.6 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins,7 4 because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats8 to take away sins.9 5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world,10 he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;11 6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. 7 Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the scroll12-- I have come to do your will, O God.' "a13 8 First he said, "Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them"14 (although the law required them to be made). 9 Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will."15 He sets aside the first to establish the second.
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