Hebrews 9:1-10 TNIV

Worship in the Earthly Tabernacle

1 Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary.1

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2 A tabernacle2 was set up. In its first room were the lampstand3 and the table4 with its consecrated bread;5 this was called the Holy Place.6

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3 Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place,7

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4 which had the golden altar of incense8 and the gold-covered ark of the covenant.9 This ark contained the gold jar of manna,10 Aaron's staff that had budded,11 and the stone tablets of the covenant.12

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5 Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory,13 overshadowing the atonement cover.14 But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.

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6 When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly15 into the outer room to carry on their ministry.

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7 But only the high priest entered16 the inner room,17 and that only once a year,18 and never without blood,19 which he offered for himself20 and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.21

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8 The Holy Spirit was showing22 by this that the way23 into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning.

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9 This is an illustration24 for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered25 were not able to clear the conscience26 of the worshiper.

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10 They are only a matter of food27 and drink28 and various ceremonial washings29--external regulations30 applying until the time of the new order.

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