Hebrews 9:14-17 NIV

14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit1 offered himself2 unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences3 from acts that lead to death,a4 so that we may serve the living God!5

References for Hebrews 9:14

    • c 9:14 - Or "from useless rituals"
      15 For this reason Christ is the mediator6 of a new covenant,7 that those who are called8 may receive the promised9 eternal inheritance10--now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.11

      References for Hebrews 9:15

      16 In the case of a will,b it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it,

      References for Hebrews 9:16

        • d 9:16 - Same Greek word as "covenant "; also in verse 17
          17 because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living.