The Earthly Holy Place

Hebrews 9

1 Then indeed, even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and a the earthly sanctuary. 2 For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the 1 sanctuary; 3 b and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All, 4 which had the c golden censer and d the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were e the golden pot that had the manna, f Aaron's rod that budded, and g the tablets of the covenant; 5 and h above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.

6 Now when these things had been thus prepared, i the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services. 7 But into the second part the high priest went alone j once a year, not without blood, which he offered for k himself and for the people's sins committed in ignorance; 8 the Holy Spirit indicating this, that l the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. 9 It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered m which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience - 10 concerned only with n foods and drinks, o various 2 washings, p and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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