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.(A) 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model[a] of the true one) but into heaven itself, so that he might now appear in the presence of God for us.(B) 25 He did not do this to offer himself many times, as the high priest enters the sanctuary yearly with the blood of another.(C)

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  1. 9:24 Or antitype, or figure

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