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Hebrews 10:4

Overview - Hebrews 10
The weakness of the law sacrifices.
10 The sacrifice of Christ's body once offered,
14 for ever hath taken away sins.
19 An exhortation to hold fast the faith with patience and thanksgiving.
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Hebrews 10:4  (King James Version)
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

8 ; Hebrews 9:9 Hebrews 9:13 Psalms 50:8-12 ; 51:16 Isaiah 1:11-15 ; 66:3 Jeremiah 6:20 ; Jeremiah 7:21 Jeremiah 7:22
Hosea 6:6 ; Amos 5:21 Amos 5:22 ; Micah 6:6-8 ; Mark 12:33

There were essential defects in these sacrifices
1st.--They were not of the same nature with those who sinned
2nd.--They were not of sufficient value to make satisfaction for the affronts done to the justice and government of God
3rd.--The beasts offered up under the law could not consent to put themselves in the sinner's room and place. The atoning sacrifice must be one capable of consenting, and must voluntarily substitute himself in the sinner's stead: Christ did so.
11 ; Hosea 14:2 ; John 1:29 ; Romans 11:27 ; 1 John 3:5
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