1Thenverily the first covenant hadalsoordinancesa of divine service,and a worldlysanctuary.2For there was a tabernaclemade ; the first,whereinwas the candlestick,and the table,and the shewbread ; which is called the sanctuary.b3Andafter the secondveil, the tabernaclewhich is called the Holiest of all ;
Which had the goldencenser,and the ark of the covenantoverlaid round about with gold,whereinwas the goldenpot that hadmanna,andAaron'srod that budded , and the tables of the covenant;5Andoverit the cherubims of gloryshadowing the mercyseat;ofwhich we cannotnowspeakparticularly .
6Now when these thingswerethusordained , the priestswentalwaysintothefirsttabernacle,accomplishing the service of God.
7Butinto the second went the high priestaloneonce every year,notwithoutblood,which he offeredforhimself,and for the errors of the people:8
The HolyGhostthissignifying , that the way into the holiest of allwas not yet made manifest , while as the firsttabernaclewasyetstanding:9Which was a figurefor the time then present , inwhich were offeredbothgiftsandsacrifices, that couldnotmake him that did the serviceperfect , as pertaining to the conscience;10
Which stood onlyinmeatsanddrinks,anddiverswashings,andcarnalordinances,cimposed on them until the time of reformation.11ButChrist being come an high priest of good things to come , by a greaterand more perfecttabernacle,not made with hands, that is to say , not of thisbuilding;12Neitherby the blood of goatsandcalves,butby his ownblood he entered inonceinto the holy place, having obtainedeternalredemption for us.
13Forif the blood of bullsand of goats,and the ashes of an heifersprinkling the unclean , sanctifiethto the purifying of the flesh:14
How muchmoreshall the blood of Christ,whothrough the eternalSpiritofferedhimself without spotd to God,purgeyourconsciencefromdeadworkstoserve the livingGod?15And for thiscause he is the mediator of the newtestament,that by means of death,for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the firsttestament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternalinheritance.16Forwhere a testament is, there must also of necessitybee the death of the testator .
17For a testament is of forceafter men are dead:otherwise it is ofnostrength at allwhile the testatorliveth .
18Whereuponneither the first testament was dedicatedfwithoutblood.19ForwhenMoses had spokeneveryprecept to all the peopleaccording to the law, he took the blood of calvesand of goats,withwater,andscarletgwool,andhyssop, and sprinkledboth the book , andall the people,20Saying , This is the blood of the testamentwhichGod hath enjoineduntoyou.21Moreoverhesprinkled with bloodboth the tabernacle,andall the vessels of the ministry.22Andalmost all thingsareby the lawpurgedwithblood;andwithout shedding of bloodisnoremission.