New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
For blood of bulls and goats [is] incapable of taking 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For it is not possible - Common sense must have taught them that shedding the blood of bulls and goats could never satisfy Divine justice, nor take away guilt from the conscience; and God intended that they should understand the matter so: and this the following quotation from the Psalmist sufficiently proves.
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take. There were essential defects in these 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.
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He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming--not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.
Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
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