For though it was impossible for the Law to do it, hampered as it was by our physical limitations, God, by sending his own Son in our sinful physical form, as a sin-offering, put his condemnation upon sin through his physical nature,
and that through union with him everyone who believes is cleared of every charge of which the Law of Moses could not clear you.
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.
For by that one sacrifice he has forever qualified those who are purified from sin to approach God.
but laid it aside to take on the nature of a slave and become like other men.
For while the Law foreshadowed the blessings that were to come, it did not fully express them, and so the priests by offering the same sacrifices endlessly year after year cannot wholly free those who come to worship from their sins.
They crucified two robbers along with him, one at his right and one at his left.
So the Word became flesh and blood and lived for a while among us, abounding in blessing and truth, and we saw the honor God had given him, such honor as an only son receives from his father.
And just as Moses in the desert lifted the serpent up in the air, the Son of Man must be lifted up,
So they again summoned the man who had been blind, and they said to him, "Give God the praise. This man we know is a sinful man."
For no human being can be made upright in the sight of God by observing the Law. All that the Law can do is to make man conscious of sin.
for we know that our old self was crucified with him, to do away with our sinful body, so that we might not be enslaved to sin any longer,
For when we were living mere physical lives the sinful passions, awakened by the Law, operated through the organs of our bodies to make us bear fruit for death.
Will not he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, with that gift give us everything?
for I could wish myself accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my natural kindred.
Christ ransomed us from the Law's curse by taking our curse upon himself (for the Scripture says, "Cursed be anyone who is hung on a tree")
Is the Law then contrary to God's promises? By no means. For if a law had been given that could have brought life, uprightness would really have come through law.
but when the proper time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, and made subject to law,
Therefore since these children referred to have the same mortal nature, Jesus also shared it, like them, in order that by his death he might dethrone the lord of death, the devil,
And so he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might prove a compassionate high priest as well as one faithful in his service to God, in order to forgive the people's sins.
For our high priest is not one who is incapable of sympathy with our weaknesses, but he has been tempted in every way just as we have, without committing any sin.
So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective
But Christ has offered for all time one sacrifice for sin, and has taken his seat at God's right hand,
He carried the burden of our sins in his own body on the cross, in order that we might die to sin and live for uprightness. By his wounds you have been healed.
Since Christ therefore has suffered in our physical nature, you must also arm yourselves with the same resolve. For he who suffers in his physical nature has done with sin,
The love consists not in our having loved God, but in his loving us and sending his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.