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χωρὶς ἁμαρτίας means without or apart from [χωρὶςer] sin [ἁμαρτίαςer]. The same phrase is found earlier: For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without (χωρὶς) sin (ἁμαρτίας). (Hebrews 4:15 NASB) Some recent translations may express the idea in 9:28 better: ...


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There is one final usage in Hebrews that helps explain how the author is using the term: 18Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. Hebrews 13:18, ESV From this verse it is clear that the word is being used to describe a concrete difference in the heart of members of the new covenant versus ...



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