For a acovenant is valid only when bmen are dead, cfor it is never in forcewhile the one who made it lives.
18Thereforeeven the first covenant was not inauguratedwithoutblood.
For when everycommandment had been 1spoken by Moses to all the peopleaccording to the Law, 2he took the 3blood of the calves and the goats, with 4water and scarletwool and hyssop, and sprinkledboth5the bookitself and all the people,
20saying, "6THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANTWHICHGODCOMMANDED YOU."
And in the sameway he 7sprinkledboth the dtabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry with the blood.
And according to the eLaw, one may 8almost say, allthings are cleansed with blood, and 9withoutshedding of blood there is noforgiveness.
23Therefore it was necessary for the 10copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but 11the heavenlythingsthemselves with bettersacrificesthanthese.
For Christ12did not enter a holyplacemade with hands, a mere copy of 13the trueone, but into 14heavenitself, now15to appear in the presence of God for us;
25nor was it that He would offerHimselfoften, as 16the highpriestenters17the holyplace18year by year with blood that is not his own.
26Otherwise, He would have needed to sufferoftensince19the foundation of the world; but now20once at 21the consummation of the ages He has been 22manifested to putawaysinf23by the sacrifice of Himself.
And inasmuch as 24it is gappointed for men to dieonce and afterthis25comes judgment,