Hebrews 10:4

“For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is not possible that the blood of Bulles and of Goats, should take away sinnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because it is not possible for the blood of oxen and goats to take away sins.
- Basic English Bible

For blood of bulls and goats [is] incapable of taking away sins.
- Darby Bible

For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
- Webster's Bible

For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
- Weymouth Bible

For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.
- World English Bible

For it is impossible that synnes be doon awei bi blood of boolis, and of buckis of geet.
- Wycliffe Bible

for it is impossible for blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 10:4


10:4 It is impossible the blood of goats should take away sins - Either the guilt or the power of them.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 10:4


Heb 10:4 For [it is] not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. The blood of bulls and goats, the animals offered in the sacrifices, had no power to cleanse from sin. In their essence the only real efficacy of the bloody sacrifices of the altar was the moral effect upon the people and the fact that they pointed forward to the Lamb of God.

Discussion for Hebrews 10

  • Steve morrow
    Hebrews 10:36 for you have need of patience that after you have done the will of GOD you might receive the promise 10:38 now the just shall live by faith but if any man draw back MY soul shall have no pleasure in him 10:39 but we are not of them that who draw back into perdition but of them that believe to the saving of the soul
  • G Dlamini
    Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.To me this verse talks about us that after we have received Him as Lord and Savior, We should then seek His face by reading the word of God, what our assignment is in this world and perform it.
  • Hloni
    We are to put our faith on Jesus Christ only, an ask God to help us not to go astray as the bible say we will not be forgiven after knowing the truth
  • KarenP
    Jesus is the only sacrifice that atoned for our sins. Jesus is calling us to holiness and a life lived in Him, not our selves. We are to share this good news (gospel) with every creature. When we do what God has asked of us then we know we will have the promise that He gave to us (verse 36). But, if we do not, then we know He has no pleasure in us (verse 38
  • William
    "if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
    But a certain fearful looking for of judgement and fiery indignation." A hireling-pastor will tell you this scripture does not mean what it says.
  • Bernard
    loving God is only tha way of salvation

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