Heb. 10:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
it is not possible
adunatos (Greek #102)
unable, i.e. weak (literally or figuratively); passively, impossible
KJV usage: could not do, impossible, impotent, not possible, weak.
Pronounce: ad-oo'-nat-os
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 1415
aphaireo (Greek #851)
to remove (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: cut (smite) off, take away.
Pronounce: af-ahee-reh'-o
Origin: from 575 and 138
the blood
haima (Greek #129)
blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specially (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication, bloodshed, also kindred
KJV usage: blood.
Pronounce: hah'-ee-mah
Origin: of uncertain derivation
of bulls
tauros (Greek #5022)
a bullock
KJV usage: bull, ox.
Pronounce: tow'-ros
Origin: apparently a primary word (compare 08450, "steer")
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
of goats
tragos (Greek #5131)
a he-goat (as a gnawer)
KJV usage: goat.
Pronounce: trag'-os
Origin: from the base of 5176
should take away
aphaireo (Greek #851)
to remove (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: cut (smite) off, take away.
Pronounce: af-ahee-reh'-o
Origin: from 575 and 138
hamartia (Greek #266)
a sin (properly abstract)
KJV usage: offence, sin(-ful).
Pronounce: ham-ar-tee'-ah
Origin: from 264

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Ministry on This Verse

Heb. 10:8• 8Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; (Heb. 10:8)
Heb. 9:9,13• 9Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
13For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
(Heb. 9:9,13)
Psa. 50:8‑12• 8I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
10For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
(Psa. 50:8‑12)
Psa. 51:16• 16For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. (Psa. 51:16)
Isa. 1:11‑15• 11To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
12When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
15And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
(Isa. 1:11‑15)
Isa. 66:3• 3He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. (Isa. 66:3)
Jer. 6:20• 20To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. (Jer. 6:20)
Jer. 7:21‑22• 21Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
22For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
(Jer. 7:21‑22)
Hos. 6:6• 6For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. (Hos. 6:6)
Amos 5:21‑22• 21I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
22Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
(Amos 5:21‑22)
Mic. 6:6‑8• 6Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
7Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
(Mic. 6:6‑8)
Mark 12:33• 33And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. (Mark 12:33)
take.There were essential defects in these sacrifices.
1st.--They were not of the same nature with those who sinned.
2nd.--They were not of sufficient value to make satisfaction for the affronts done to the justice and government of God.
3rd.--The beasts offered up under the law could not consent to put themselves in the sinner's room and place.
The atoning sacrifice must be one capable of consenting, and must voluntarily substitute himself in the sinner's stead:
Christ did so.
 Christ's work is God's intervention to do away with the believer's guilt. This He has done once and forever. (Hebrews 10:1-4 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

For blood of bulls and goats is incapable of taking away sins.

W. Kelly Translation

For blood of bulls and goats [is] incapable of taking away sins1.

WK Translation Notes

^ blood: "blood," not "the" blood. (Bible Treasury 14:47)