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.1
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But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins,2
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because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats3 to take away sins.4
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Therefore, when Christ came into the world,5 he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;6
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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 scroll7-- I have come to do your will, O God.' "8
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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"9 (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."10 He sets aside the first to establish the second.
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And by that will, we have been made holy11 through the sacrifice of the body12 of Jesus Christ once for all.13
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Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices,14 which can never take away sins.15
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But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins,16 he sat down at the right hand of God.17
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