Hebrews 8:5
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New International Version
They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."

King James Bible
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

Darby Bible Translation
(who serve the representation and shadow of heavenly things, according as Moses was oracularly told [when] about to make the tabernacle; for See, saith He, that thou make all things according to the pattern which has been shewn to thee in the mountain.)

World English Bible
who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was warned by God when he was about to make the tabernacle, for he said, "See, you shall make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain."

Young's Literal Translation
who unto an example and shadow do serve of the heavenly things, as Moses hath been divinely warned, being about to construct the tabernacle, for 'See (saith He) thou mayest make all things according to the pattern that was shewn to thee in the mount;') --

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Who serve - Οἱτινες λατρευουσι· Who perform Divine worship.

Unto the example and shadow - Υποδειγματι και σκιᾳ, With the representation and shadow; this is Dr. Macknight's translation, and probably the true one.

The whole Levitical service was a representation and shadow of heavenly things; it appears, therefore, absurd to say that the priests served Unto an example or representation of heavenly things; they served rather unto the substance of those things, With appropriate representations and shadows.

As Moses was admonished - Καθως κεχρηματισται Μωσης· As Moses was Divinely warned or admonished of God.

According to the pattern - Κατα τον τυπον· According to the type, plan, or form. It is very likely that God gave a regular plan and specification of the tabernacle and all its parts to Moses; and that from this Divine plan the whole was constructed. See on Exodus 25:40 (note).

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unto. [Hupodeigmati kai skia,] or, 'with the representation and shadow,' as Dr. Macknight renders.

the example.

Hebrews 9:9,23,24 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices...

Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things...

Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

See.

Exodus 25:40 And look that you make them after their pattern, which was showed you in the mount.

Exodus 26:30 And you shall raise up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was showed you in the mount.

Exodus 27:8 Hollow with boards shall you make it: as it was showed you in the mount, so shall they make it.

Numbers 8:4 And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, to the shaft thereof, to the flowers thereof, was beaten work...

1 Chronicles 28:12,19 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about...

Acts 7:44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking to Moses...

pattern. [Tupos,] type, plan, or form.

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Christ Our Mediator. --Continued.
"But now hath he [Christ] obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also He is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises" (Heb. viii. 6). Having considered Christ's preparatory work, His earthly mission, we wish now to consider His office and work as mediator between God and men. Christ sought no additional honor because of His message to men and suffering on their account. On the contrary, He prayed: "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self,
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel

God in the Covenant
But I have been thinking for the last two or three days, that the covenant of grace excels the other covenant most marvelously in the mighty blessings which it confers. What does the covenant of grace convey? I had thought this morning of preaching a sermon upon "The covenant of grace; what are the blessings it gives to God's children?" But when I began to think of it, there was so much in the covenant, that if I had only read a catalogue of the great and glorious blessings, wrapped up within its
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

Sanctification.
I. I will remind you of some points that have been settled in this course of study. 1. The true intent and meaning of the law of God has been, as I trust, ascertained in the lectures on moral government. Let this point if need be, be examined by reference to those lectures. 2. We have also seen, in those lectures, what is not, and what is implied in entire obedience to the moral law. 3. In those lectures, and also in the lectures on justification and repentance, it has been shown that nothing is
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

The Ascension
"So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken unto them, was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen." MARK 16:19-20 (R.V.) WE have reached the close of the great Gospel of the energies of Jesus, His toils, His manner, His searching gaze, His noble indignation, His love of children, the consuming zeal by virtue of which He was not more truly the
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Exodus 25:9
Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.

Exodus 25:40
See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.

Exodus 26:30
"Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain.

Exodus 27:8
Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain.

Matthew 2:12
And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

Colossians 2:17
These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

Hebrews 9:23
It was necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

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