12 He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal * redemption. o 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, p 14 how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit q offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our r consciences from dead works to serve the living God? s
15 Therefore, He is the mediator t of a new covenant, u v so that those who are called might receive the promise w of the eternal inheritance, because a death has taken place for redemption from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. x
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9:15 The Gk word used here and in vv. 15–18 can be translated covenant, will, or testament.