Hebrews 9:8
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English Standard Version
By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing

King James Bible
The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

American Standard Version
the Holy Spirit this signifying, that the way into the holy place hath not yet been made manifest, while the first tabernacle is yet standing;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Holy Ghost signifying this, that the way into the holies was not yet made manifest, whilst the former tabernacle was yet standing.

English Revised Version
the Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holy place hath not yet been made manifest, while as the first tabernacle is yet standing;

Webster's Bible Translation
The Holy Spirit this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while the first tabernacle was yet standing:

Weymouth New Testament
And the lesson which the Holy Spirit teaches is this--that the way into the true Holy place is not yet open so long as the outer tent still remains in existence.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The Holy Ghost

Speaking through the appliances and forms of worship. The intimation is that God intended to emphasize, in the old economy itself, the fact of his inaccessibility, in order to create the desire for full access and to prepare the way for this.

The way into the holiest of all (τὴν τῶν ἁγίων ὁδὸν)

Lit. the way of the holies. For the construction comp. ὸδὸν ἐθνῶν way of the Gentiles, Mark 10:5. The phrase N.T.o. Τῶν ἀγίων as in Hebrews 9:12, Hebrews 9:24, Hebrews 9:25; Hebrews 10:19.

While as the first tabernacle was yet standing (ἔτι τῆς πρώτης σκηνῆς ἐχούσης στάσιν)

By the first tabernacle is meant the first division. The point is that the division of the tabernacle showed the limitations of the Levitical system, and kept the people from coming directly to God. Of this limitation the holy place, just outside the second veil, was specially significant; for the holy place barred priests and people alike from the holy of holies. The priests could not pass out of it into the holy of holies; the people could not pass through it to that sanctuary, since they were not allowed in the holy place. The priests in the holy place stood between the people and God as revealed in the shrine. Εξούσης στάσιν, lit. had standing. The phrase N.T.o. Στάσις everywhere in N.T. except here, is used in its secondary sense of faction, sedition, insurrection. Here in its original sense. Note that the sense is not physical and local as the A.V. implies, but remained a recognized institution.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Holy Ghost.

Hebrews 3:7 Why (as the Holy Ghost said, To day if you will hear his voice,

Hebrews 10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,

Isaiah 63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying...

Acts 7:51,52 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you...

Acts 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word...

Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, saying...

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

the way.

Hebrews 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

Hebrews 4:15,16 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are...

Hebrews 10:19-22 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus...

John 10:7,9 Then said Jesus to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep...

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Cross References
Luke 1:80
And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Hebrews 3:7
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice,

Hebrews 10:20
by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

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