9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, 1
9:12 and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured 2 eternal redemption.
9:23 So it was necessary for the sketches 3 of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, 4 but the heavenly things themselves required 5 better sacrifices than these.
2 tn This verb occurs in the Greek middle voice, which here intensifies the role of the subject, Christ, in accomplishing the action: “he alone secured”; “he and no other secured.”
4 tn Grk “with these”; in the translation the referent (sacrifices) has been specified for clarity.
5 tn Grk “the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.”