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

  • 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
  • BSP
    It is a very fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. There is no limit to God's power so we want to make sure we fear Him over man.
  • 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.
  • Udochukwu
    I think what God needs from us is to pass the gospel to others, sing praises to him ( which is the only thing that move God) and pray without seizing after your born again and God is happpy that you have done something for him.
    Gathering is only good only if those that gather do so in truth and spirit. Anything short of that God is not there. God, "said don't yoke your self with unbelivers"

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