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For the blood of bulls and goats can never take away sins.
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For it is impossible that with the blood of oxen and goats sin should be taken away.
Hebrews 10:8 In saying before, Sacrifices, and oblations, and holocausts for sin thou wouldest not, neither are they pleasing to thee, which are offered according to the law.
Hebrews 9:9,13 Which is a parable of the time present: according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered, which cannot, as to the conscience, make him perfect that serveth, only in meats and in drinks, . . .
Psalm 50:8-12 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight. . . .
Psalm 51:16 For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
Isaiah 1:11-15 To what purpose do you offer me the multitude of your victims, saith the Lord? I am full, I desire not holocausts of rams, and fat of fatlings, and blood of calves, and lambs, and buck goats. . . .
Isaiah 66:3 He that sacrificeth an ox, is as if he slew a man: he that killeth a sheep in sacrifice, as if he should brain a dog: he that offereth an oblation, as if he should offer swine's blood; he that remembereth incense, as if he should bless an idol. All these things have they chosen in their ways, and their soul is delighted in their abominations.
Jeremiah 6:20 To what purpose do you bring me frankincense from Saba, and the sweet smelling cane from a far country? your holocausts are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing to me.
Jeremiah 7:21,22 Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat ye the flesh. . . .
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.
Amos 5:21,22 I hate, and have rejected your festivities: and I will not receive the odour of your assemblies. . . .
Micah 6:6-8 What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old? . . .
Mark 12:33 And that he should be loved with the whole heart and with the whole understanding and with the whole soul and with the whole strength. And to love one's neighbour as one's self is a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices.
1st.--They were not of the same nature with those who sinned.
2nd.--They were not of sufficient value to make satisfaction for the affronts done to the justice and government of God.
3rd.--The beasts offered up under the law could not consent to put themselves in the sinner's room and place. The atoning sacrifice must be one capable of consenting, and must voluntarily substitute himself in the sinner's stead: Christ did so.
Hebrews 10:11 And every priest indeed standeth daily ministering and often offering the same sacrifices which can never take away sins.
Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and return to the Lord, and say to him: Take away all iniquity, and receive the good: and we will render the calves of our lips.
John 1:29 The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him; and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.
Romans 11:27 And this is to them my covenant: when I shall take away their sins.
1 John 3:5 And you know that he appeared to take away our sins: and in him there is no sin.
ContextChrist's Perfect Sacrifice
…3But in them there is made a commemoration of sins every year: 4For it is impossible that with the blood of oxen and goats sin should be taken away. 5Wherefore, when he cometh into the world he saith: Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldest not: but a body thou hast fitted to me.…
Neither by the blood of goats or of calves, but by his own blood, entered once into the Holies, having obtained eternal redemption.
For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh:
For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things, by the selfsame sacrifices which they offer continually every year, can never make the comers thereunto perfect.
And every priest indeed standeth daily ministering and often offering the same sacrifices which can never take away sins.
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