14howmuchmore will 1the blood of Christ, whothrougha2the eternalSpirit3offeredHimselfwithoutblemish to God, 4cleansebyour conscience from 5deadworks to serve6the livingGod ?
For thisreason7He is the 8mediator of a 9newcovenant, so that, since a death has takenplace for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the firstcovenant, those who have been 10called may 11receive the promise of 12the eternalinheritance.
For where a ccovenant is, there must of necessitydbe the death of the one who made it.
For a ecovenant is valid only when fmen are dead, gfor it is never in forcewhile the one who made it lives.
18Thereforeeven the first covenant was not inauguratedwithoutblood.
For when everycommandment had been 13spoken by Moses to all the peopleaccording to the Law, 14he took the 15blood of the calves and the goats, with 16water and scarletwool and hyssop, and sprinkledboth17the bookitself and all the people,
20saying, "18THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANTWHICHGODCOMMANDED YOU."
And in the sameway he 19sprinkledboth the htabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry with the blood.
And according to the iLaw, one may 20almost say, allthings are cleansed with blood, and 21withoutshedding of blood there is noforgiveness.
23Therefore it was necessary for the 22copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but 23the heavenlythingsthemselves with bettersacrificesthanthese.
For Christ24did not enter a holyplacemade with hands, a mere copy of 25the trueone, but into 26heavenitself, now27to appear in the presence of God for us;