Hebrews 9:1-6 ESV

The Earthly Holy Place

1 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and 1an earthly place of holiness.

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2 For 2a tenta was prepared, the first section, in which were 3the lampstand and 4the table and 5the bread of the Presence.b It is called the Holy Place.

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    • r 9:2 - Or tabernacle; also verses 11, 21
    • s 9:2 - Greek the presentation of the loaves
      3 Behind 6the second curtain was a second sectionc called the Most Holy Place,

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        • t 9:3 - Greek tent; also verses 6, 8
          4 having the golden 7altar of incense and 8the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was 9a golden urn holding the manna, and 10Aaron's staff that budded, and 11the tablets of the covenant.
          5 Above it were 12the cherubim of glory overshadowing 13the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.

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          6 These preparations having thus been made, 14the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties,

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