10:5 So when he came into the world, he said,
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me.
10:6 “Whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings you took no delight in.
10:8 When he says above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings you did not desire nor did you take delight in them” 3 (which are offered according to the law), 10:9 then he says, “Here I am: I have come to do your will.” 4 He does away with 5 the first to establish the second. 10:10 By his will 6 we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 10:11 And every priest stands day after day 7 serving and offering the same sacrifices again and again – sacrifices that can never take away sins. 10:12 But when this priest 8 had offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, he sat down at the right hand 9 of God,
10:20 by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us 10 through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 11
1 tn Grk “behold,” but this construction often means “here is/there is” (cf. BDAG 468 s.v. ἰδού 2).
4 tc The majority of
5 tn Or “abolishes.”
6 tn Grk “by which will.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
7 tn Or “daily,” “every day.”
11 sn Through his flesh. In a bold shift the writer changes from a spatial phrase (Christ opened the way through the curtain into the inner sanctuary) to an instrumental phrase (he did this through [by means of] his flesh in his sacrifice of himself), associating the two in an allusion to the splitting of the curtain in the temple from top to bottom (Matt 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45). Just as the curtain was split, so Christ’s body was broken for us, to give us access into God’s presence.