In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood,1 and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.223
It was necessary, then, for the copies3 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;4 he entered heaven itself,5 now to appear for us in God's presence.625
Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place7 every year with blood that is not his own.826
Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world.9 But now he has appeared10 once for all11 at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.1227
Just as man is destined to die once,13 and after that to face judgment,1428
so Christ was sacrificed once15 to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time,16 not to bear sin,17 but to bring salvation18 to those who are waiting for him.19