Hebrews

Not Repeatedly

Hebrews 9:25–26, “25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he...

Into Holy Places

Hebrews 9:23–24, “23 It was necessary, then, for the copies 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...

Without Blood

Hebrews 9:21–22, “21 And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. 22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Jesus of...

A Covenant in Blood

Hebrews 9:18–20, “18 Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. 19 For...

The Will Takes Effect

Hebrews 9:16–17, “For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be...

New Covenant Mediator

Hebrews 9:15, “Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may...

The Blood of Christ

The Blood of Christ

Hebrews 9:13-14, “For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without...

His Own Blood

His Own Blood

Hebrews 9:11–12, “But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the...

Imperfect Sacrifices

Imperfect Sacrifices

Hebrews 9:8–10, “By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing 9 (which is symbolic for the present age).[a] According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that...

But Once a Year

But Once a Year

Hebrews 9:6–7, “These preparations having thus been made, the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties, 7 but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which he offers for...

Regulations for Worship

Regulations for Worship

Hebrews 9:1–5, “Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. 2 For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place. 3 Behind the...

Becoming Obsolete

Becoming Obsolete

Hebrews 8:13, “In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” The original audience of the epistle to the Hebrews was tempted to avoid persecution by returning to the old...