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Hebrews 9:15-28 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 Therefore, He is the mediator of a new covenant,[a] so that those who are called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance, because a death has taken place for redemption from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16 Where a will exists, the death of the one who made it must be established. 17 For a will is valid only when people die, since it is never in force while the one who made it is living. 18 That is why even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood. 19 For when every command had been proclaimed by Moses to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll itself and all the people, 20 saying, This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded for you.[b] 21 In the same way, he sprinkled the tabernacle and all the articles of worship with blood. 22 According to the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

23 Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves to be purified with better sacrifices than these. 24 For the Messiah did not enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model[c] of the true one) but into heaven itself, so that He might now appear in the presence of God for us. 25 He did not do this to offer Himself many times, as the high priest enters the sanctuary yearly with the blood of another. 26 Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment 28 so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but[d] to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 9:15 The Gk word used here and in vv. 15-18 can be translated covenant, will, or testament.
  2. Hebrews 9:20 Ex 24:8
  3. Hebrews 9:24 Or antitype, or figure
  4. Hebrews 9:28 Lit time, apart from sin,

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