For the law, having a a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, b can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, "See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.
For the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience -