Hebrews 9:15–18

15 For this reason aHe is the bmediator of a cnew covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been dcalled may ereceive the promise of fthe eternal inheritance.

16 For where a 1covenant is, there must of necessity 2be the death of the one who made it.

17 For a 1covenant is valid only when 2men are dead, 3for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.

18 Therefore even the first covenant was not inaugurated without blood.

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