For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
a. NLT: For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
b. NIV: It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
c. YLT: For it is impossible for blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
d. Amplified Bible Classic: Because the blood of bulls and goats is powerless to take sins away.
e. Peshitta Eastern Text: For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats could take away sins.
1. “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.”
a. For [Strong: 1063 gár, gar; a primary particle; properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles):—and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.]
b. it is not possible [Strong: 102 adýnatos, ad-oo'-nat-os; from G1 (as a negative particle) and G1415; unable, i.e. weak (literally or figuratively); passively, impossible:—could not do, impossible, impotent, not possible, weak.]
c. [that the] blood [Strong: 129 haîma, hah'-ee-mah; of uncertain derivation; blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specially (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication, bloodshed, also kindred:—blood.]
d. [of] bulls [Strong: 5022 taûros, tow'-ros; apparently a primary word (compare H8450, "steer"); a bullock:—bull, ox.]
e. and [Strong: 2532 kaí, kahee; apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:—and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.]
g. [of] goats [Strong: 5131 trágos, trag'-os; from the base of G5176; a he-goat (as a gnawer):—goat.]
h. should take away [Strong: 851 aphairéō, af-ahee-reh'-o; from G575 and G138; to remove (literally or figuratively):—cut (smite) off, take away.]
i. sins sins [Strong: 266 hamartía, ham-ar-tee'-ah; from G264; a sin (properly abstract):—offence, sin(-ful).]
1). It is for this reason that the LORD could not be pleased by all these sacrifices, because the sin problem would continue, which is exactly what the next few verses declare. It was only through the sacrifice of Christ Jesus that the sin problem was taken care of, and it was in that sacrifice that God was pleased
a). Hebrews 10:5, 6 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
b). Isaiah 53:10, 11 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.