Hebrews 9

The Old and the New

Now even the first covenant had a regulations of divine worship and b the earthly sanctuary. For there was c a
Or sacred tent
tabernacle prepared, the
Lit first
outer one, in which were f the lampstand and g the table and h the
Lit loaves of presentation
sacred bread; this is called the holy place.
Behind j the second veil there was a
Or sacred tent
tabernacle which is called the l Holy of Holies,
having a golden
Or censer
n altar of incense and o the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was p a golden jar holding the manna, and q Aaron’s rod which budded, and r the tables of the covenant;
and above it were the s cherubim of glory t overshadowing the mercy seat; but of these things we cannot now speak in detail.

Now when these things have been so prepared, the priests u are continually entering the
Lit first
Or sacred tent
tabernacle performing the divine worship,
but into x the second, only y the high priest enters z once a year, aa not without taking blood, which he ab offers for himself and for the
Lit ignorance of the people
ad sins of the people committed in ignorance.
ae The Holy Spirit is signifying this af that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed while the
Lit first
outer tabernacle is still standing,
which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly ah both gifts and sacrifices are offered which ai cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience, 10 since they relate only to aj food and ak drink and various al washings, am regulations for the
Lit flesh
body imposed until ao a time of reformation.

11 But when Christ appeared as a ap high priest of the aq good things
Two early mss read that have come
to come, He entered through as the greater and more perfect
Or sacred tent
tabernacle au not made with hands, that is to say, av not of this creation;
12 and not through aw the blood of goats and calves, but ax through His own blood, He ay entered the holy place az once for all
Or obtaining
having obtained bb eternal redemption.
13 For if bc the blood of goats and bulls and bd the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the
Lit purity
cleansing of the flesh,
14 how much more will bf the blood of Christ, who through
Or His eternal spirit
bh the eternal Spirit bi offered Himself without blemish to God bj cleanse
One early ms reads our
your conscience from bl dead works to serve bm the living God?

15 For this reason bn He is the bo mediator of a bp new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been bq called may br receive the promise of bs the eternal inheritance. 16 For where a
Or testament
covenant is, there must of necessity
Lit be brought
be the death of the one who made it.
17 For a
Or testament
covenant is valid only when
Lit over the dead
men are dead,
Two early mss read for is it then...lives?
for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.
18 Therefore even the first covenant was not inaugurated without blood. 19 For when every commandment had been by spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law bz he took the ca blood of the calves and the goats, with cb water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both cc the book itself and all the people, 20 saying cd This is the blood of the covenant which God commanded you.” 21 And in the same way he ce sprinkled both the
Or sacred tent
tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry with the blood.
22 And according to the
Or Law, almost all things
Law, one may ch almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and ci without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

23 Therefore it was necessary for the cj copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but ck the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ cl did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of cm the true one, but into cn heaven itself, now co to appear in the presence of God for us; 25 nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as cp the high priest enters cq the holy place cr year by year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since cs the foundation of the world; but now ct once at cu the consummation of the ages He has been cv manifested to put away sin
Or by His sacrifice
cx by the sacrifice of Himself.
27 And inasmuch as cy it is
Lit laid up
appointed for men to die once and after this da  comes judgment,
28 so Christ also, having been db offered once to dc bear the sins of many, will appear dd a second time for de salvation df without reference to sin, to those who dg eagerly await Him.
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