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Hebrews 9 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now the first agreement had its rules of worship, and a holy order. 1 Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary.
2 For the first Tent was made ready, having in it the vessels for the lights and the table and the ordering of the bread; and this is named the holy place. 2 A tabernacle was set up. In its first room were the lampstand, the table and the consecrated bread; this was called the Holy Place.
3 And inside the second veil was the place which is named the Holy of holies; 3 Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place,
4 Having a vessel of gold in it for burning perfumes, and the ark of the agreement, which was covered with gold and which had in it a pot made of gold for the manna, and Aaron's rod which put out buds, and the stones with the writing of the agreement; 4 which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.
5 And over it were the winged ones of glory with their wings covering the mercy-seat; about which it is not possible now to say anything in detail. 5 Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.
6 Now while these things were in existence, the priests went into the first Tent at all times, for prayer and the making of offerings. 6 When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry.
7 But only the high priest went into the second, once a year, not without making an offering of blood for himself and for the errors of the people: 7 But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.
8 The Holy Spirit witnessing by this that the way into the holy place had not at that time been made open, while the first Tent was still in being; 8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing.
9 And this is an image of the present time; when the offerings which are given are not able to make the heart of the worshipper completely clean, 9 This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper.
10 Because they are only rules of the flesh, of meats and drinks and washings, which have their place till the time comes when things will be put right. 10 They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings--external regulations applying until the time of the new order.
11 But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things of the future, through this greater and better Tent, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this world, 11 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation.
12 And has gone once and for ever into the holy place, having got eternal salvation, not through the blood of goats and young oxen, but through his blood. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.
13 For if the blood of goats and oxen, and the dust from the burning of a young cow, being put on the unclean, make the flesh clean: 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
14 How much more will the blood of Christ, who, being without sin, made an offering of himself to God through the Holy Spirit, make your hearts clean from dead works to be servants of the living God? 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
15 And for this cause it is through him that a new agreement has come into being, so that after the errors under the first agreement had been taken away by his death, the word of God might have effect for those who were marked out for an eternal heritage. 15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance--now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
16 Because where there is a testament, there has to be the death of the man who made it. 16 In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it,
17 For a testament has effect after death; for what power has it while the man who made it is living? 17 because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living.
18 So that even the first agreement was not made without blood. 18 This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood.
19 For when Moses had given all the rules of the law to the people, he took the blood of goats and young oxen, with water and red wool and hyssop, and put it on the book itself and on all the people, 19 When Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people.
20 Saying, This blood is the sign of the agreement which God has made with you. 20 He said, "This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep."
21 And the blood was put on the Tent and all the holy vessels in the same way. 21 In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies.
22 And by the law almost all things are made clean with blood, and without blood there is no forgiveness. 22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
23 For this cause it was necessary to make the copies of the things in heaven clean with these offerings; but the things themselves are made clean with better offerings than these. 23 It was necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ did not go into a holy place which had been made by men's hands as the copy of the true one; but he went into heaven itself, and now takes his place before the face of God for us. 24 For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God's presence.
25 And he did not have to make an offering of himself again and again, as the high priest goes into the holy place every year with blood which is not his; 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own.
26 For then he would have undergone a number of deaths from the time of the making of the world: but now he has come to us at the end of the old order, to put away sin by the offering of himself. 26 Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And because by God's law death comes to men once, and after that they are judged; 27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
28 So Christ, having at his first coming taken on himself the sins of men, will be seen a second time, without sin, by those who are waiting for him, for their salvation. 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.