THE EPISTLE OF THE
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Hebrews 9 ©
1 The apostle, to show further the excellence of Christ’s Priesthood above the Levitical, describes the form of the outward tabernacle, and of that which was therein. 6 Together with the ministry of the priests in the same. 8 Declares that these were only shadows and types, as also the purifications which were made therein. 11 But that Christ by His sacrifice and entrance into the true sanctuary has fulfilled all this, and brought to pass an eternal redemption. 15 Testifies that by His death the New Testament is confirmed. 16 Even as the death of the testator confirms all testaments. 18 That therefore in the Old Testament also, all things were sprinkled with blood, and that without shedding of blood there was no remission. 23 But that the heavenly things must be purified by better sacrifices. 24 That therefore Christ is gone into heaven, there to appear before God for us. 25 After that He had once offered up Himself upon earth. 27 And that He shall come again from heaven to deliver them that wait for Him.
THEN verily 1the first covenant had also 2ordinances of divine service, and a 3worldly 4sanctuary.
Fora there was a tabernacle made; 5the first, wherein was 6the candlestick, and the table, and 7theb shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
And 8after the second veil, 9the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
Which had the golden 10censer, and thec ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, 11wherein was thed golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rode that budded, and thef tables of the covenant;
Andg over it 12the cherubims of glory shadowing 13the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
Now when these things were thus ordained, theh priests went 14always 15into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
Buti16into the second went the high priest alone 17once every year, 18not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the 19errors of the people:
20The Holy Ghost this signifying, thatj21the way into the holiest of all was 22not yet made manifest, 23while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Which was 24a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make 25him that did the service 26perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Which stood only ink meats and drinks, andl divers 27washings, and carnal 28ordinances, 29imposed on them until the time of 30reformation.
But Christ 31being come anm high priest 32of good things to come, by a 33greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not 34of this building;
Neither by the blood 35of goats and calves, butn by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained 36eternal 37redemption for us.
Foro if the blood of bulls and of goats, and 38the ashes of an heifer sprinkling 39the unclean, sanctifieth 40to the purifying of the flesh:
How much more shall thep blood of Christ, whoq41through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, 42purge your conscience from 43dead works tor serve the living God?
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new 44testament, thats by means of death, for the 45redemption of the transgressions that were 46under the first testament, they 47which are called might receive 48the promise of eternal inheritance.
For where a testament is, there must also of necessity 49be the death of the testator.
Fort a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
Whereupon neither 50the first testament was 51dedicated 52without blood.
53For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took 54the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled 55both the book, and 56all the people,
Saying, Thisuis the blood 57of the testament which God hath 58enjoined unto you.
59Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
And 60almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
It was 61therefore necessary that 62the patterns of things in the heavens should be 63purified with these; 64but the heavenly things themselves 65with better sacrifices than these.
For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures 66of the true; but into heaven itself, now 67to appear in the presence of God for us:
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, asv the high priest entereth into the holy place every year 68with blood of others;
69For then must he often have suffered 70since the foundation of the world: but now once 71in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
And 72as it is appointed unto men 73once to die, but 74after this the judgment:
Sow Christ was once offered to bear 75the sins of many; and unto them 76that look for him shall he appear the second time 77without sin unto salvation.