for then must he have suffered several times since the beginning of the world, when in the consummation of the ages, he has appeared once for all to expiate sin by offering himself as a sacrifice.
as those high priests of the law were, to offer up daily sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people: having done this once for all, by offering up himself.
nor with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood he enter'd once for all into the holy of holys, after having obtained for us an eternal redemption.
who was destin'd before the creation of the world, tho' 'tis of late only that he has appear'd, upon your account:
for Jesus Christ himself has already suffer'd for our sins, the innocent for the guilty, to bring us to God: who, tho' he died with respect to his body, was rais'd to life by that spirit,
the king shall say to those on his right hand, come, ye blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
All these things happened to them for examples: and are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.
for Christ loved us, and for us gave himself an offering and a sacrifice acceptable to God.
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the holy spirit offered himself a spotless victim to God, purify our souls from deadly sins, to serve the living God?
in consequence of which WILL we are sanctified by the oblation which Jesus Christ has made once for all of his own body.
Christ, after he had offered one sacrifice for sin, sat down on the right hand of God for ever:
The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "behold the lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world."
father, I desire that they also whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am going; that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me: for thou didst love me before the foundation of the world; yet,
Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, is in a state of servitude, tho' he is to be lord of all;
when the full time of the dispensation was come, to reduce all things both in heaven and on earth, under one head in Christ.
who gave himself for us, to redeem us from all iniquity, and qualify us to be his peculiar people, passionately affected to virtue.
Whereas 'tis we who have believed that shall enter into rest, as he said, "wherefore I have sworn in my wrath, that they shall not enter into my rest." which is different from that rest, at the beginning of the world, when the work of creation was finished.
And indeed it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats, should take away the guilt of sin.
for if we wilfully apostatize, after having received the knowledge of the truth, it is as a sin for which there is no sacrifice appointed.
he himself cancel'd our sins by the crucifixion of his body, that we being set free from sin, might live in the service of virtue. it is by his bruises that you were healed:
all that dwell upon the earth will worship him, whose names are not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the lamb, that was slain.
the beast that thou sawest, was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, shall wonder when they behold the beast that was, and is not, but shall be.