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Hebrews 9 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Old and the New

(cf. Exo 25:10–40 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:1 - Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:2 - For there was a [fn]tabernacle prepared, the [fn]outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the [fn]sacred bread; this is called the holy place.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:3 - Behind the second veil there was a [fn]tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:4 - having a golden [fn]altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:5 - and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat; but of these things we cannot now speak in detail.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:6 - Now when these things have been so prepared, the priests are continually entering the [fn]outer [fn]tabernacle performing the divine worship,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:7 - but into the second, only the high priest enters once a year, not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the [fn]sins of the people committed in ignorance.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:8 - The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed while the [fn]outer tabernacle is still standing,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:9 - which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:10 - since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the [fn]body imposed until a time of reformation.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:11 - But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things [fn]to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect [fn]tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:12 - and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, [fn]having obtained eternal redemption.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:13 - For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the [fn]cleansing of the flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:14 - how much more will the blood of Christ, who through [fn]the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse [fn]your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:15 - For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:16 - For where a [fn]covenant is, there must of necessity [fn]be the death of the one who made it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:17 - For a [fn]covenant is valid only when [fn]men are dead, [fn]for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:18 - Therefore even the first covenant was not inaugurated without blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:19 - For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:21 - And in the same way he sprinkled both the [fn]tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry with the blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:22 - And according to the [fn]Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:23 - Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:24 - For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:25 - nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood that is not his own.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:26 - Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin [fn]by the sacrifice of Himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:27 - And inasmuch as it is [fn]appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:28 - so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, sacred tent
Literally: first
Literally: loaves of presentation
Or, sacred tent
Or, censer
Literally: first
Or, sacred tent
Literally: ignorance of the people
Literally: first
Literally: flesh
Two early mss read that have come
Or, sacred tent
Or, obtaining
Literally: purity
Or, His eternal spirit
One early ms reads our
Or, testament
Literally: be brought
Or, testament
Literally: over the dead
Two early mss read for is it then...lives?
Or, sacred tent
Or, Law, almost all things
Or, by His sacrifice
Literally: laid up

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