13 For if (A)the blood of goats and bulls, and (B)the [a]ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the [b]cleansing of the flesh, 14 how much more will (C)the blood of Christ, who through [c](D)the eternal Spirit (E)offered Himself without blemish to God, (F)cleanse your conscience from (G)dead works to serve (H)the living God?

15 For this reason (I)He is the (J)mediator of a (K)new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the violations that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been (L)called may (M)receive the promise of (N)the eternal inheritance. 16 For where there is a [d]covenant, there must of necessity [e]be the death of the one who made it. 17 For a [f]covenant is valid only when people are dead, [g]for it is never in force while the one who made it lives. 18 Therefore even the first covenant was not inaugurated without blood. 19 For when every commandment had been (O)spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law, (P)he took the (Q)blood of the calves and the goats, with (R)water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both (S)the book itself and all the people, 20 saying, “(T)This is the blood of the covenant which God commanded you.” 21 And in the same way he (U)sprinkled both the [h]tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry with the blood. 22 And (V)almost all things are cleansed with blood, according to the Law, and (W)without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

23 Therefore it was necessary for the (X)copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these things, but (Y)the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ (Z)did not enter a holy place made by hands, a mere copy of (AA)the true one, but into (AB)heaven itself, now (AC)to appear in the presence of God for us; 25 nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as (AD)the high priest enters (AE)the Holy Place (AF)year by year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since (AG)the foundation of the world; but now (AH)once at (AI)the consummation of the ages He has been (AJ)revealed to put away sin [i](AK)by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And just as (AL)it is destined for people to die once, and after this (AM)comes judgment, 28 so Christ also, having been (AN)offered once to (AO)bear the sins of many, will appear (AP)a second time for (AQ)salvation (AR)without reference to sin, to those who (AS)eagerly await Him.

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  1. Hebrews 9:13 I.e., ashes mixed in water
  2. Hebrews 9:13 Lit purity
  3. Hebrews 9:14 Or His eternal spirit
  4. Hebrews 9:16 Or testament
  5. Hebrews 9:16 Lit be brought
  6. Hebrews 9:17 Or testament
  7. Hebrews 9:17 One early ms for is it then...lives?
  8. Hebrews 9:21 Or sacred tent
  9. Hebrews 9:26 Or by His sacrifice

and from Jesus Christ, (A)the faithful witness, the (B)firstborn of the dead, and the (C)ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who (D)loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—

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