For by a single offering He has for ever completed the blessing for those whom He is setting free from sin.
And the Holy Spirit also gives us His testimony; for when He had said,
"`This is the Covenant that I will make with them after those days,' says the Lord: `I will put My laws upon their hearts and will write them on their minds;'"
He adds, "And their sins and offences I will remember no longer."
But where these have been forgiven no further offering for sin is required.
Since then, brethren, we have free access to the Holy place through the blood of Jesus,
by the new and ever-living way which He opened up for us through the rending of the veil--that is to say, of His earthly nature--
and since we have a great Priest who has authority over the house of God,
let us draw near with sincerity and unfaltering faith, having had our hearts sprinkled, once for all, from consciences oppressed with sin, and our bodies bathed in pure water.
Let us hold firmly to an unflinching avowal of our hope, for He is faithful who gave us the promises.
And let us bestow thought on one another with a view to arousing one another to brotherly love and right conduct;