Then said he, See, I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second.
ContextChrist's Sacrifice Once for All
1For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5Why when he comes into the world, he said, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me: 6In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure. 7Then said I, See, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do your will, O God. 8Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin you would not, neither had pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9Then said he, See, I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second. 10By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13From now on expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14For by one offering he has perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, said the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
then hath he said, Lo, I am come to do thy will. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Then said I: Behold, I come to do thy will, O God: he taketh away the first, that he may establish that which followeth.
Darby Bible Translation
then he said, Lo, I come to do thy will. He takes away the first that he may establish the second;
King James Bible
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Young's Literal Translation
then he said, 'Lo, I come to do, O God, Thy will;' he doth take away the first that the second he may establish;