For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
For He looked down from His holy height;
From heaven the Lord gazed upon the earth,
and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,
For the Lord hears the needy
And does not despise His who are prisoners.
Who executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free.
Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You;
According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die.
For He looked down from His holy height; From heaven the LORD gazed upon the earth, To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To set free those who were doomed to death,