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
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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
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But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins,7
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because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats8 to take away sins.9
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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
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with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.
Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the scroll12-- I have come to do your will, O God.' "13
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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).
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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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And by that will, we have been made holy16 through the sacrifice of the body17 of Jesus Christ once for all.18
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