Hebrews 10:4
New International Version
It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

New Living Translation
For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

English Standard Version
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Berean Study Bible
because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take away sins.

Berean Literal Bible
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take away sins.

New American Standard Bible
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

King James Bible
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

Christian Standard Bible
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Good News Translation
For the blood of bulls and goats can never take away sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

International Standard Version
for it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

NET Bible
For the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sins.

New Heart English Bible
For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the blood of oxen and of yearling goats cannot purge sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(The blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sins.)

New American Standard 1977
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the blood of bulls and of goats cannot take away sins.

King James 2000 Bible
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

American King James Version
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

American Standard Version
For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is impossible that with the blood of oxen and goats sin should be taken away.

Darby Bible Translation
For blood of bulls and goats [is] incapable of taking away sins.

English Revised Version
For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

Weymouth New Testament
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

World English Bible
For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.

Young's Literal Translation
for it is impossible for blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Study Bible
Christ's Perfect Sacrifice
3Instead, those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, 4because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take away sins. 5Therefore, when Christ came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for me.…
Cross References
Hebrews 9:12
He did not enter by the blood of goats and calves, but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus securing eternal redemption.

Hebrews 9:13
For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that their bodies are clean,

Hebrews 10:1
The Law is only a shadow of the good things to come, not the realities themselves. It can never, by the same sacrifices offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.

Hebrews 10:11
Day after day every priest stands to minister and to offer again and again the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.

Treasury of Scripture

For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

not.

Hebrews 10:8
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

Hebrews 9:9,13
Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; …

Psalm 50:8-12
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me…

take.

Hebrews 10:11
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

Hosea 14:2
Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.

John 1:29
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.







Lexicon
because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[it is] impossible
ἀδύνατον (adynaton)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 102: Of persons: incapable; of things: impossible; either the inability, or that which is impossible. Passively, impossible.

[for the] blood
αἷμα (haima)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

of bulls
ταύρων (taurōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5022: A bull, an ox. Apparently a primary word; a bullock.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

of goats
τράγων (tragōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5131: A he-goat. From the base of trogo; a he-goat.

to take away
ἀφαιρεῖν (aphairein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 851: To take away, smite off. From apo and haireomai; to remove.

sins.
ἁμαρτίας (hamartias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.
(4) This verse explains those which precede. No inconsistency really belonged to these sacrifices and this ceremonial, though so often repeated; for it was impossible that any such sacrifice should really remove sin. The offering was necessary, and it answered its purpose; but it could not remove the necessity for another and a better offering.

Verse 4. - For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats (specified as being the offerings of the Day of Atonement) should take away sins. The principle of the insufficiency of animal sacrifices having been thus expressed, confirmation of it is now further adduced from the Old Testament itself, together with a prophetic anticipation of the great self-oblation which was to take their place. 10:1-10 The apostle having shown that the tabernacle, and ordinances of the covenant of Sinai, were only emblems and types of the gospel, concludes that the sacrifices the high priests offered continually, could not make the worshippers perfect, with respect to pardon, and the purifying of their consciences. But when God manifested in the flesh, became the sacrifice, and his death upon the accursed tree the ransom, then the Sufferer being of infinite worth, his free-will sufferings were of infinite value. The atoning sacrifice must be one capable of consenting, and must of his own will place himself in the sinner's stead: Christ did so. The fountain of all that Christ has done for his people, is the sovereign will and grace of God. The righteousness brought in, and the sacrifice once offered by Christ, are of eternal power, and his salvation shall never be done away. They are of power to make all the comers thereunto perfect; they derive from the atoning blood, strength and motives for obedience, and inward comfort.
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