New Living Translation
For it is not possible 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.
Hebrews 10:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:4 It is impossible the blood of goats should take away sins - Either the guilt or the power of them.
LibraryThe Exercise of Mercy Optional with God.
ROMANS ix. 15.--"For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." This is a part of the description which God himself gave to Moses, of His own nature and attributes. The Hebrew legislator had said to Jehovah: "I beseech thee show me thy glory." He desired a clear understanding of the character of that Great Being, under whose guidance he was commissioned to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. God said to …
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With his own blood--not the blood of goats and calves--he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever.
Under the old system, the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow could cleanse people's bodies from ceremonial impurity.
The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship.
Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins.
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