Hebrews 8:3-4; Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 10:11; Hebrews 11:4

For xevery high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus yit is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law.


(which is symbolic for the present age).1 According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered dthat cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,


11 And every priest stands hdaily at his service, ioffering repeatedly the same sacrifices, jwhich can never take away sins.


By faith hAbel offered to God ia more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And jthrough his faith, though he died, he kstill speaks.