Worship in the Earthly Tabernacle
9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also
ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was
the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is
called the sanctuary.
9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is
called the Holiest of all;
9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the
covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the
golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and
the tables of the covenant;
9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the
mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests
went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the
service of God.
9:7 But into the second went the high priest alone once
every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself,
and for the errors of the people:
9:8 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:
9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which
were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make
him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the
9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers
washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the
time of reformation.
The Blood of Christ
9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to
come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made
with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his
own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having
obtained eternal redemption for us.
9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes
of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the
purifying of the flesh:
9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through
the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God,
purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living
9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new
testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the
transgressions that were under the first testament, they
which are called might receive the promise of eternal
9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity
be the death of the testator.
9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead:
otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator
9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated
9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the
people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and
of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and
sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God
hath enjoined unto you.
9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle,
and all the vessels of the ministry.
9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with
blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things
in the heavens should be purified with these; but the
heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than
9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made
with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into
heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the
high priest entereth into the holy place every year with
blood of others;
9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the
foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the
world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of
9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after
this the judgment:
9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;
and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second
time without sin unto salvation.