Leviticus 16:2

2and the  Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother not to a  come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the ark, so that he may not die. For b  I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.

Leviticus 16:12-14

12And he shall take c  a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before the  Lord, and two handfuls of sweet incense beaten small, and he shall bring it inside the veil 13 d  and put the incense on the fire before the  Lord, that the cloud of the incense may cover e  the mercy seat that is over the testimony, so that he does not die. 14And f  he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the front of the mercy seat on the east side, and in front of the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.

Hebrews 9:3-6

3Behind g  the second curtain was a second section
Greek tent; also verses 6, 8
called the Most Holy Place,
4having the golden i  altar of incense and j  the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was k  a golden urn holding the manna, and l  Aaron’s staff that budded, and m  the tablets of the covenant. 5Above it were n  the cherubim of glory overshadowing o  the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.

6These preparations having thus been made p  the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties,
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