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Hebrews 10:1-18

Christ's Sacrifice Once for All

1 For since the law has but v a shadow w of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, x it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? 3 But y in these sacrifices z there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For a it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

5 Consequently, b when Christ 1 came into the world, he said,
c "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,
but a body have you prepared for me;
6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings
you have taken no pleasure.
7 Then I said, 'Behold, I have come to do your will, O God,
as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.'"

8 When he said above, "You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in c sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law), 9 then he added, d "Behold, I have come to do your will." He does away with the first in order to establish the second. 10 And by that will e we have been sanctified through the offering of f the body of Jesus Christ g once for all.

11 And every priest stands h daily at his service, i offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, j which can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ 2 had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he k sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time l until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14 For by a single offering m he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

15 And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,

16 n "This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,"

17 then he adds,
o "I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more."

18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

  1. Cross References
    Hebrews 8:5
    They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, "See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.
    Colossians 2:17
    These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
  2. Cross References
    Hebrews 9:11
    But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent ( not made with hands, that is, not of this creation)
  3. Cross References
    Hebrews 9:9
    (which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper.
  4. Cross References
    Hebrews 9:7
    But into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins of the people.
  5. Cross References
    Leviticus 16:21
    And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he shall put them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.
  6. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:11
    And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
  7. Cross References
    Hebrews 1:6
    And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 40:6 - 8
    In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 40:6 - 8
    In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
  10. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:5
    Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me.
  11. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:7
    Then I said, 'Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.'
  12. Cross References
    Hebrews 2:11
    For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers.
    Hebrews 13:12
    So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 26:26
    Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body.
    Mark 14:22
    And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body.
    Luke 22:19
    And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
    1 Corinthians 11:24
    And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
    Hebrews 10:5
    Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me.
  14. Cross References
    Hebrews 7:27
    He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
    Hebrews 9:12
    He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.
  15. Cross References
    Numbers 28:3
    And you shall say to them, This is the food offering that you shall offer to the Lord : two male lambs a year old without blemish, day by day, as a regular offering.
  16. Cross References
    Hebrews 5:1
    For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
  17. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:1
    For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.
    Hebrews 10:4
    For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
    Hebrews 9:9
    (which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper.
  18. Cross References
    Hebrews 1:3
    He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
    Mark 16:19
    So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
  19. Cross References
    Hebrews 1:13
    And to which of the angels has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"?
    1 Corinthians 15:25 - 28
    For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
  20. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:1
    For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.
  21. Cross References
    Hebrews 8:10
    For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    Romans 11:27
    "and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
    Jeremiah 31:33
    But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord : I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
  22. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:33
    But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord : I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
  23. Cross References
    Hebrews 8:12
    For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.
    Jeremiah 31:34
    And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
  24. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:34
    And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
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