Hebrews 9:11-28 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Heavenly Ministry of the New Covenant

11 But Christ has arrived [as] a high priest of the good [things] to come. Through the greater and more perfect tent not made by hands, that is, not of this creation, 12 and not by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered once for all into the [most] holy place, obtaining eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled sanctify [them] for the ritual purity of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve [the] living God? 15 And because of this, he is the mediator of a new covenant, in order that, [because]a a death has taken place for the redemption of transgressions [committed] during the first covenant, those who are the called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. 16 For where [there is] a will, [it is] a necessity [for] the death of the one who made the will to be established. 17 For a will [is] in force concerning those who are dead, since [it is] never in force when the one who made the will is alive. 18 Therefore not even the first [covenant] was ratified without blood. 19 For [when]b every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the law, [he] took the blood of calvesc with water and scarlet wool and hyssop [and] sprinkled both the scroll itself and all the people, 20 saying, "This [is] the blood of the covenant that God has commanded for you." 21 And likewise he sprinkled both the tabernacle and all the utensils of service with the blood. 22 Indeed, nearly everything is purified with blood according to the law, and apart from the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. 23 Therefore [it was] necessary [for] the sketches of the [things] in heaven to be purified with these [sacrifices], but the heavenly [things] themselves [to be purified] with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands, a [mere] copy of the true [one], but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf, 25 and not in order that he can offer himself many times, as the high priest enters into the sanctuary {year by year}d with blood not his own, 26 since it would have been necessary for him to suffer many times from the foundation of the world, but now he has appeared once at the end of the ages for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And {just as}e it is destined for people to die once, and after this, judgment, 28 thus also Christ, having been offered once in order to bear the sins of many, will appear for the second time without reference to sin to those who eagerly await him for salvation.
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