17 For this reason he had to be made like them,[a](A) fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful(B) and faithful high priest(C) in service to God,(D) and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 2:17 Or like his brothers

19 When Moses had proclaimed(A) every command of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves,(B) together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people.(C) 20 He said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep.”[a](D) 21 In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies. 22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood,(E) and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.(F)

23 It was necessary, then, for the copies(G) of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one;(H) he entered heaven itself,(I) now to appear for us in God’s presence.(J) 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place(K) every year with blood that is not his own.(L) 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world.(M) But he has appeared(N) once for all(O) at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.(P) 27 Just as people are destined to die once,(Q) and after that to face judgment,(R) 28 so Christ was sacrificed once(S) to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time,(T) not to bear sin,(U) but to bring salvation(V) to those who are waiting for him.(W)

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  1. Hebrews 9:20 Exodus 24:8

10 And by that will, we have been made holy(A) through the sacrifice of the body(B) of Jesus Christ once for all.(C)

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12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins,(A) he sat down at the right hand of God,(B)

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26 If we deliberately keep on sinning(A) after we have received the knowledge of the truth,(B) no sacrifice for sins is left,

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