9which is a symbol for the presenttime. Accordingly1bothgifts and sacrifices are offered which 2cannotmake the worshiperperfect in conscience,
since they relate only to 3food and 4drink and various5washings, 6regulations for the abodyimposeduntil7a time of reformation.
But when Christappeared as a 8highpriest of the 9goodthingsbto come, He entered through10the greater and moreperfectctabernacle, 11not made with hands, that is to say, 12not of thiscreation;
and not through13the blood of goats and calves, but 14through His ownblood, He 15entered the holyplace16once for all, dhaving obtained17eternalredemption.
For if18the blood of goats and bulls and 19the ashes of a heifersprinklingthose who have been defiledsanctify for the ecleansing of the flesh,
14howmuchmore will 20the blood of Christ, whothroughf21the eternalSpirit22offeredHimselfwithoutblemish to God, 23cleansegyour conscience from 24deadworks to serve25the livingGod?
For thisreason26He is the 27mediator of a 28newcovenant, so that, since a death has takenplace for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the firstcovenant, those who have been 29called may 30receive the promise of 31the eternalinheritance.
For where a hcovenant is, there must of necessityibe the death of the one who made it.
For a jcovenant is valid only when kmen are dead, lfor it is never in forcewhile the one who made it lives.
18Thereforeeven the first covenant was not inauguratedwithoutblood.
For when everycommandment had been 32spoken by Moses to all the peopleaccording to the Law, 33he took the 34blood of the calves and the goats, with 35water and scarletwool and hyssop, and sprinkledboth36the bookitself and all the people,