Hebrews 9
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1It had, indeed, then (even the first dwelling place) ordinances of service, also a worldly sanctuary, 2for a dwelling place was prepared, the first, in which was both the lampstand, and the table, and the Bread of the Presentation—which is called “Holy”; 3and after the second veil a dwelling place that is called “Holy of Holies,” 4having a golden censer, and the Ark of the Covenant overlaid all over with gold, in which [is] the golden pot having the manna, and the rod of Aaron that budded, and the tablets of the covenant, 5and over it cherubim of the glory, overshadowing the propitiatory covering, concerning which we are not to particularly speak now.

6And these things having been thus prepared, into the first dwelling place, indeed, the priests go in at all times, performing the services, 7and into the second, once in the year, only the chief priest, not apart from blood, which he offers for himself and the errors of the people. 8By this the Holy Spirit was making evident that the way of the holy [places] has not yet been revealed, the first dwelling place yet having a standing, 9which [is] an allegory in regard to the present time, in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, which are not able, in regard to conscience, to make perfect him who is serving, 10only on the basis of food, and drinks, and different immersions, and fleshly ordinances—until the time of reformation imposed on [them].

11But Christ having come, Chief Priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect dwelling place not made with hands—that is, not of this creation— 12neither through blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, entered in once into the holy places, having obtained continuous redemption; 13for if the blood of bulls, and goats, and ashes of a heifer, sprinkling those defiled, sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh, 14how much more will the blood of the Christ (who through the perpetual Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God) purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

15And because of this, He is mediator of a new covenant, that [His] death having come for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, those called may receive the promise of the continuous inheritance, 16for where a covenant [is], [it is] necessary to establish the death of the [one] having made [it], 17for a covenant is affirmed at death, since it is not in force at all when the [one] having made [it] lives, 18for which reason, not even the first has been initiated apart from blood, 19for every command having been spoken, according to law, by Moses, to all the people, having taken the blood of the calves and goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, he sprinkled both the scroll itself and all the people, 20saying, “This [is] the blood of the covenant that God enjoined to you,” 21and he sprinkled both the Dwelling Place and all the vessels of the service with blood in like manner, 22and with blood almost all things are purified according to the Law, and forgiveness does not come apart from blood-shedding.

23[It is] necessary, therefore, the pattern indeed of the things in the heavens to be purified with these, and the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these; 24for the Christ did not enter into holy places made with hands—figures of the true—but into Heaven itself, now to be manifested in the presence of God for us; 25nor that He may offer Himself many times, even as the chief priest enters into the holy places every year with blood of others, 26otherwise it was necessary for Him to suffer many times from the foundation of the world, but now He has been revealed once, at the full end of the ages, for putting away of sin through His sacrifice; 27and as it is reserved for men to die once, and after this—judgment, 28so also the Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, apart from a sin-offering, for salvation to those waiting for Him!


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