The holy writer explains the purpose of the Old Testament sacrifices (vv. 1, 3) and the one-time sacrifice of Jesus Christ for all sin.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 10:1-12

ESV Text: Hebrews 10:1-12


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:45

     1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

     7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 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; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 156:
Not all the Blood of Beasts

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— Organ Audio

1. Not all the blood of beasts 
On Jewish altars slain 
Could give the guilty conscience peace 
Or wash away the stain. 

2. But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, 
Takes all our sins away; 
A sacrifice of nobler name 
And richer blood than they. 

3. My faith would lay her hand 
On that dear head, of Thine 
While like a penitent I stand 
And there confess my sin. 

4. My soul looks back to see 
The burden Thou didst bear 
When hanging on the cursed tree 
And knows her guilt was there. 

5. Believing, we rejoice 
To see the curse remove; 
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice 
And sing His bleeding love.