The Mosaic ordinances prefigured Christ’s ministry—Christ is the Mediator of the new covenant.
1 Then verily the first had also of divine , and a worldly sanctuary.
2 For there was a made; the first, wherein was the , and the , and the ; which is called the sanctuary.
3 And after the second , the tabernacle which is called the of all;
4 Which had the golden censer, and the of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden that had manna, and rod that budded, and the of the covenant;
5 And over it the of glory shadowing the ; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
6 Now when these things were thus , the went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
7 But into the second went the alone every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
9 Which was a for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service , as pertaining to the conscience;
10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers , and , on them until the time of reformation.
11 But Christ being come an of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect , not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own he entered in once into the , having obtained eternal for us.
13 For if the of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself to God, your from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause he is the of the , that by means of , for the redemption of the that were under the first , they which are called might receive the of eternal .
16 For where a is, there must also of necessity be the of the .
17 For a is of force after men are dead: it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
19 For when Moses had every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without of blood is no .
23 It was therefore necessary that the of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the ; but into itself, now to appear in the of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once the hath he appeared to put away sin by the of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once to the of many; and unto them that look for him shall he the second time without sin unto salvation.