Hebrews 9:6-9 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 After this was set up, the priests went about their duties in the large tent. 6 When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry.
7 Only the high priest entered the smaller, inside tent, and then only once a year, offering a blood sacrifice for his own sins and the people's accumulated sins. 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 This was the Holy Spirit's way of showing with a visible parable that as long as the large tent stands, people can't just walk in on God. 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 Under this system, the gifts and sacrifices can't really get to the heart of the matter, can't assuage the conscience of the people, 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.