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He said, "Tell your brother Aaron that only at the proper time is he to go behind the curtain into the Most Holy Place, because that is where I appear in a cloud above the lid on the Covenant Box. If he disobeys, he will be killed.
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And he commanded him, saying: Speak to Aaron thy brother, that he enter not at all into the sanctuary, which is within the veil before the propitiatory, with which the ark is covered, lest he die, (for I will appear in a cloud over the oracle),
he come not
Leviticus 23:27 Upon the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the day of atonement. It shall be most solemn, and shall be called holy: and you shall await your souls on that day, and shall offer a holocaust to the Lord.
Exodus 26:33,34 And the veil shall be hanged on with rings, and within it thou shalt put the ark of the testimony, and the sanctuary and the holy of the holies shall be divided with it. . . .
Exodus 30:10 And Aaron shall pray upon the horns thereof once a year, with the blood of that which was offered for sin; and shall make atonement upon it in your generations. It shall be most holy to the Lord.
Exodus 40:20,21 And he put the testimony in the ark, thrusting bars underneath, and the oracle above. . . .
1 Kings 8:6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord into its place, into the oracle of the temple, into the holy of holies, under the wings of the cherubims.
Hebrews 9:3,7,8 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies: . . .
Hebrews 10:19,20 Having therefore, brethren, a confidence in the entering into the holies by the blood of Christ: . . .
that he die not
Leviticus 16:13 That when the perfumes are put upon the fire, the cloud and vapour thereof may cover the oracle, which is over the testimony, and he may not die.
Leviticus 8:35 Day and night shall you remain in the tabernacle observing the watches of the Lord, lest you die. For so it hath been commanded me.
Numbers 4:19 But do this to them, that they may live, and not die, by touching the holies of holies. Aaron and his sons shall go in, and they shall appoint every man his work, and shall divide the burdens that every man is to carry.
Numbers 17:10 And the Lord said to Moses: Carry back the rod of Aaron into the tabernacle of the testimony, that it may be kept there for a token of the rebellious children of Israel, and that their complaints may cease from me lest they die.
Matthew 27:51 And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom: and the earth quaked and the rocks were rent.
Hebrews 4:14-16 Having therefore a great high priest that hath passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God: let us hold fast our confession. . . .
Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, a confidence in the entering into the holies by the blood of Christ:
in the cloud
Exodus 40:34,35 The cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the Lord filled it. . . .
1 Kings 8:10-12 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the sanctuary, that a cloud filled the house of the Lord, . . .
2 Chronicles 5:14 Nor could the priests stand and minister by reason of the cloud. For the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.
the mercy seat
Exodus 25:17-22 Thou shalt make also a propitiatory of the purest gold: the length thereof shall be two cubits and a half, and the breadth a cubit and a half. . . .
ContextThe Law of Atonement
1And the Lord spoke to Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron when they were slain upon their offering strange fire: 2And he commanded him, saying: Speak to Aaron thy brother, that he enter not at all into the sanctuary, which is within the veil before the propitiatory, with which the ark is covered, lest he die, (for I will appear in a cloud over the oracle),3Unless he first do these things. He shall offer a calf for sin, and a ram for a holocaust.…
Which we have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm, and which entereth in even within the veil:
And over it were the cherubims of glory overshadowing the propitiatory: of which it is not needful to speak now particularly.
But into the second, the high priest alone, once a year: not without blood, which he offereth for his own and the people's ignorance:
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the Holies every year with the blood of others:
And the temple was filled with smoke from the majesty of God and from his power. And no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
In which thou shalt put the testimony that I will give thee.
Thence will I give orders, and will speak to thee over the propitiatory, and from the midst of the two cherubims, which shall be upon the ark of the testimony, all things which I will command the children of Israel by thee.
And thou shalt set the propitiatory upon the ark of the testimony, in the holy of holies.
And Aaron shall pray upon the horns thereof once a year, with the blood of that which was offered for sin; and shall make atonement upon it in your generations. It shall be most holy to the Lord.
The cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the Lord filled it.
When the camp is; to set forward, Aaron and his sons shall go into the tabernacle of the covenant, and the holy of holies, and shall take down the veil that hangeth before the door, and shall wrap up the ark of the testimony in it,
1 Kings 6:16
And he built up twenty cubits with boards of cedar at the hinder part of the temple, from the floor to the top: and made the inner house of the oracle to be the holy of holies.
1 Kings 8:10
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the sanctuary, that a cloud filled the house of the Lord,
1 Kings 8:12
Then Solomon said: The Lord said that he would dwell in a cloud.
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