For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things, by the selfsame sacrifices which they offer continually every year, can never make the comers thereunto perfect.
For then they would have ceased to be offered: because the worshippers once cleansed should have no conscience of sin any longer.
But in them there is made a commemoration of sins every year:
For it is impossible that with the blood of oxen and goats sin should be taken away.
Wherefore, when he cometh into the world he saith: Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldest not: but a body thou hast fitted to me.
Holocausts for sin did not please thee.
Then said I: Behold I come: in the head of the book it is written of me: that I should do thy will, O God.
In saying before, Sacrifices, and oblations, and holocausts for sin thou wouldest not, neither are they pleasing to thee, which are offered according to the law.
Then said I: Behold, I come to do thy will, O God: He taketh away the first, that he may establish that which followeth.
In the which will, we are sanctified by the oblation of the body of Jesus Christ once.