One of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear,
and immediately blood and water came out.
This is the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you. § The life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls. § It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. § And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.” § With His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place … having obtained eternal redemption. § Peace through the blood of His cross. § You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold … but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot … manifest in these last times for you.
Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you … from all your idols. § Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.
John 19:34; Ex. 24:8; Lev. 17:11; Heb. 10:4; Mark 14:24;
Heb. 9:12; Col. 1:20; 1 Peter 1:18–20; Ezek. 36:25; Heb. 10:22
Amen! May the Lord God … say so too. § He who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he who swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth. § When God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself … For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness. § For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things! And blessed be His glorious name forever! … Amen and Amen.
Matt. 6:13; 1 Kings 1:36; Isa. 65:16; Heb. 6:13, 16–18;
Rev. 3:14; 2 Cor. 1:20; Ps. 72:18–19