1 (NIV) The law is only a
shadow of the good things that are coming–not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same
sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make
perfect those who draw near to worship.
2 If it could, would they
not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would
have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer
have felt guilty for their sins.
3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder
4 because it is impossible
for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.