He said, "This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep."a121
In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies.
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood,2 and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.323
It was necessary, then, for the copies4 of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one;5 he entered heaven itself,6 now to appear for us in God's presence.725
Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place8 every year with blood that is not his own.926
Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world.10 But now he has appeared11 once for all12 at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.1327
Just as man is destined to die once,14 and after that to face judgment,1528
so Christ was sacrificed once16 to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time,17 not to bear sin,18 but to bring salvation19 to those who are waiting for him.20