For a tabernacle was set up; the first, in which [were] both the candlestick and the table and the exposition of the loaves, which is called Holy;
but after the second veil a tabernacle which is called Holy of holies,
having a golden censer, and the ark of the covenant, covered round in every part with gold, in which [were] the golden pot that had the manna, and the rod of Aaron that had sprouted, and the tables of the covenant;
and above over it the cherubim of glory shadowing the mercy-seat; concerning which it is not now [the time] to speak in detail.
Now these things being thus ordered, into the first tabernacle the priests enter at all times, accomplishing the services; a7
but into the second, the high priest only, once a year, not without blood, which he offers for himself and for the errors b of the people:
the Holy Spirit shewing this, that the way of the [holy of] holies has not yet been made manifest while as yet the first tabernacle has [its] standing;
the which c [is] an image for the present time, according to which d both gifts and sacrifices, unable to perfect as to conscience him that worshipped, e are offered,
[consisting] only of meats and drinks and divers washings, ordinances of flesh, imposed until [the] time of setting things right.
But Christ being come high priest of the good things to come, f by g the better h and more perfect tabernacle not made with hand, (that is, not of this creation,)
nor by blood of goats and calves, but by i his own blood, has entered in once for all into the [holy of] holies, having found an eternal redemption.