11 But when Christ came as the high priest of the good things we now have,[a] he entered the greater and more perfect tent. It is not made by humans and does not belong to this world. 12 Christ entered the Most Holy Place only once—and for all time. He did not take with him the blood of goats and calves. His sacrifice was his own blood, and by it he set us free from sin forever. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a cow are sprinkled on the people who are unclean, and this makes their bodies clean again. 14 How much more is done by the blood of Christ. He offered himself through the eternal Spirit[b] as a perfect sacrifice to God. His blood will make our consciences pure from useless acts so we may serve the living God.
9:11good . . . have Some Greek copies read “good things that are to come.”
9:14Spirit This refers to the Holy Spirit, to Christ’s own spirit, or to the spiritual and eternal nature of his sacrifice.
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