Having once been cleansed
For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come
instead of the true form of these realities,
it can never,
by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year,
make perfect those who draw near.
Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered,
since the worshipers,
having once been cleansed,
would no longer have any consciousness of sins?
But in these sacrifices
there is a reminder of sins every year.
For it is impossible
for the blood of bulls and goats
to take away sins.