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

  • Bruce
    Linda: My little children, these things write I unto you,that ye sin not. If any man sin, we have an advocate with The Father Jesus Christ The Righteous: And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole World. 1John 2:1-2 /
  • Linda
    That if anyone sin willfully after believing on the sacrifice of Jesus, there is no more sacrifice for sin. Just a horrible dreading of punishment after death.


  • Bruce
    Barnabus / Rouse: No one can come to Christ until The Father Calls(a tug on your Heart): 1John 6:44 / Ask Forgiveness:1John 1:9 / You will be Washed by His Blood:Revelation 1:5 and Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Mark 1:8, You will be changed:2Corinthians 5:17. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a New Creature:old things are passed away;.behold all things are become new.
  • Elder Rouse
    It lets you know that Christ made the ultimate sacrifice by dying for our sins and once we accept him as our mediator between God and man we ought to live by faith because he has justified and made us righteous
  • A disciple
    Barnabas; Not sure what you mean? The Sacred and Holy Thing "committed to our trust," is NOT "ours to do with as we please!" All souls are God's, and the prerogative to save one and destroy another is His only as well. God has put the capacity in each of us, do either be of the truth, or else to never stand in the truth; to serve God or to serve Him not.We will be judged according to that we have.
  • Barnabus
    I, too, am one in need of salvation, which is the preservation of the soul, which was granted to me somehow, someway, in the eonosphere(
    made up name). Nevertheless, is it not mine to do with as I desire. Will it endure no matter what or will it die in the lake of fire for carelessness towards God law of Monotheism? Hebrews is about Salvation in Faith. Moses is Salvation in obedience. Right?

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