For (A)every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus (B)it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law.

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(which is symbolic for the present age).[a] According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered (A)that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 9:9 Or which is symbolic for the age then present

11 And every priest stands (A)daily at his service, (B)offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, (C)which can never take away sins.

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By faith (A)Abel offered to God (B)a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And (C)through his faith, though he died, he (D)still speaks.

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