1 Now indeed even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary.
2 For there was a tent prepared, the first, in which were the menorah, the table, and the show bread; which is called the Holy Place.
3 After the second veil, the tent which is called the Holy of Holies,
4 having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which was a golden pot holding the manna, Aharon's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
5 and above it Keruvim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, of which things we can't now speak in detail.
6 Now these things having been thus prepared, the Kohanim go in continually into the first tent, accomplishing the services,
7 but into the second the Kohen Gadol alone, once in the year, not without blood, which he offers for himself, and for the errors of the people.
8 The Ruach HaKodesh is signifying this, that the way into the Holy Place has not yet been revealed, while the first tent is yet standing;
9 which is an illustration of the present age, where gifts and sacrifices are offered that are incapable, concerning the conscience, of making the worshipper perfect;
10 being only (with meats and drinks and various washings) fleshly ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation.