It was necessary, then, for the copies1 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;2 he entered heaven itself,3 now to appear for us in God's presence.425
Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place5 every year with blood that is not his own.626
Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world.7 But now he has appeared8 once for all9 at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.1027
Just as man is destined to die once,11 and after that to face judgment,1228
so Christ was sacrificed once13 to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time,14 not to bear sin,15 but to bring salvation16 to those who are waiting for him.17