But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sin year after year.
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Consequently, when Christ a came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body you have prepared for me;
in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure.
Then I said, "See, God, I have come to do your will, O God' (in the scroll of the book b it is written of me)."
When he said above, "You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law),
then he added, "See, I have come to do your will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second.
And it is by God's will c that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
And every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins.
But when Christ d had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, "he sat down at the right hand of God,"
and since then has been waiting "until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet."
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