11 Therefore, remember, that you were once the nations in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands,
12 that you were at that time apart from Christ, having been alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope, and without God, in the world;
13 and now, in Christ Jesus, you being once afar off became near in the blood of the Christ,
16 for where a covenant is, the death of the covenant-victim to come in is necessary,
17 for a covenant over dead victims is stedfast, since it is no force at all when the covenant-victim lives,
18 whence not even the first apart from blood has been initiated,
19 for every command having been spoken, according to law, by Moses, to all the people, having taken the blood of the calves and goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, he both the book itself and all the people did sprinkle,
20 saying, 'This is the blood of the covenant that God enjoined unto you,'
17 so that if any one is in Christ -- he is a new creature; the old things did pass away, lo, become new have the all things.
18 And the all things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and did give to us the ministration of the reconciliation,
19 how that God was in Christ -- a world reconciling to Himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses; and having put in us the word of the reconciliation,
20 in behalf of Christ, then, we are ambassadors, as if God were calling through us, we beseech, in behalf of Christ, 'Be you reconciled to God;'
21 for him who did not know sin, in our behalf He did make sin, that we may become the righteousness of God in him.
4 and such trust we have through the Christ toward God,
5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything, as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God,
6 who also made us sufficient to be ministrants of a new covenant, not of letter, but of spirit; for the letter does kill, and the spirit does make alive.
how much more shall the blood of the Christ (who through the age-during Spirit did offer himself unblemished to God) purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
And because of this, of a new covenant he is mediator, that, death having come, for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, those called may receive the promise of the age-during inheritance,
1 For the law having a shadow of the coming good things -- not the very image of the matters, every year, by the same sacrifices that they offer continually, is never able to make perfect those coming near,
2 since, would they not have ceased to be offered, because of those serving having no more conscience of sins, having once been purified?
3 but in those sacrifices is a remembrance of sins every year,
4 for it is impossible for blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
in this is the love, not that we loved God, but that He did love us, and did send His Son a propitiation for our sins.
and having taken the cup, and having given thanks, he gave to them, saying, 'Drink you of it -- all;
for this is my blood of the new covenant, that for many is being poured out -- to remission of sins;
in the saying 'new,' He has made the first old, and what does become obsolete and is old is near disappearing.
by so much of a better covenant has Jesus become surety,
In like manner, also, the cup after the supping, saying, 'This cupis the new covenant in my blood, that for you is being poured forth.
and now he has obtained a more excellent service, how much also of a better covenant is he mediator, which on better promises has been sanctioned,
for if that first were faultless, a place would not have been sought for a second.