1 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary.
2 For a tent was constructed, the first one, in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of the Presence; this is called the Holy Place.
References for Hebrews 9:2
    • a 9:2 - Or [tabernacle]
    • b 9:2 - Gk [the presentation of the loaves]
      3 Behind the second curtain was a tent called the Holy of Holies.
      References for Hebrews 9:3
        • c 9:3 - Or [tabernacle]
          4 In it stood the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which there were a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
          5 above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot speak now in detail.
          References for Hebrews 9:5
            • d 9:5 - Or [the place of atonement]
              6 Such preparations having been made, the priests go continually into the first tent to carry out their ritual duties;
              References for Hebrews 9:6
                • e 9:6 - Or [tabernacle]
                  7 but only the high priest goes into the second, and he but once a year, and not without taking the blood that he offers for himself and for the sins committed unintentionally by the people.
                  8 By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the sanctuary has not yet been disclosed as long as the first tent is still standing.
                  References for Hebrews 9:8
                    • f 9:8 - Or [tabernacle]
                      9 This is a symbol of the present time, during which gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,
                      References for Hebrews 9:9
                        • g 9:9 - Gk [parable]
                          10 but deal only with food and drink and various baptisms, regulations for the body imposed until the time comes to set things right.