These preparations having thus been made, the priests go continually into the outer tent, performing their ritual duties;
but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood which he offers for himself and for the errors of the people.
By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the sanctuary is not yet opened as long as the outer tent is still standing
(which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,
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