Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;
Now the main point in what I am saying is this: We have such a high priest as this, and he has taken his seat in heaven at the right hand of God's Majesty,
He made him who knew nothing of sin to be sin, for our sake, so that through union with him we might become God's uprightness.
Since then we have in Jesus, the Son of God, a great high priest who has gone up into heaven, let us keep firm hold of our religion.
So the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was caught up into heaven and took his seat at God's right hand.
The angel answered, "The holy Spirit will come over you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. For that reason your child will be called holy, and the Son of God.
And he said to them a third time, "Why, what has he done that is wrong? For I have found nothing about him to call for his death. So I will teach him a lesson and let him go."
And we are suffering it justly, for we are only getting our deserts, but this man has done nothing wrong."
When the captain saw what had happened he praised God, and said, "This man was really innocent!"
and said to them, "The Scriptures said that Christ should suffer as he has done, and rise from the dead on the third day,
And he who has sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."
I shall not talk much more with you, for the evil genius of the world is coming. He has nothing in common with me,
For they have assembled here in this city against your holy servant Jesus, whom you had consecrated??erod and Pontius Pilate, with the heathen and the peoples of Israel,
he exerted in raising Christ from the dead, and seating him at his right hand in heaven,
So it says, "When he went up on high, he led a host of captives, And gave gifts to mankind."
That is why God has so greatly exalted him, and given him the name above all others,
He is the reflection of God's glory, and the representation of his being, and bears up the universe by his mighty word. He has effected man's purification from sin, and has taken his seat on high at the right hand of God's Majesty,
For it was appropriate that he who is the great First Cause of the universe should, in guiding his many children to his glorious salvation, make their leader in it fully qualified through what he suffered.
Now if anything final had been really accomplished through the Levitical priesthood, for even the giving of the Law was based upon it, what further need would there have been of appointing a different priest of the priesthood of Melchizedek, instead of choosing one of the priesthood of Aaron?
how much more surely will the blood of the Christ, who with the eternal Spirit made himself an unblemished offering to God, purify our consciences from the old wrongdoing for the worship of the everliving God?
By such means, therefore, these things that were only copied from the originals in heaven had to be purified, but the heavenly originals themselves required far better sacrifices than these.
Every other priest stands officiating day after day, offering over and over again the same sacrifices, though they were powerless ever to remove people's sins.
fixing our eyes upon Jesus, our leader and example in faith, who in place of the happiness that belonged to him, submitted to a cross, caring nothing for its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
but with precious blood, like that of an unblemished, spotless lamb, the blood of Christ,
who has gone to heaven and is at God's right hand, with angels, hierarchies, and powers made subject to him.
He is himself an atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the whole world.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. But he laid his right hand upon me, and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last,
"To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: " 'He who is holy and true, who carries the key of David, who opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one shall open, speaks thus: