The Book Of Hebrews Chapter 9 (14 of 24) by Harley Howard

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Harley Howard

1 Then verily the first [covenant] had also ordinances
of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

The Old covenant had the service and worship of God
according to the requirements of the Levitical law and
also an earthly sanctuary.

2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein
[was] the candlestick, and the table, and the
shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is
called the Holiest of all;

4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the
covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was]
the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that
budded, and the tables of the covenant;

5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the
mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

The writer is describing the tabernacle, both the
outside and the inside of it. You can find the
complete description of it in the book of Exodus
Chapter 25.

6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the
priests went always into the first tabernacle,
accomplishing the service [of God].

When the tabernacle was build then the priest began to
perform their priestly duties.

7 But into the second [went] the High Priest alone
once every year, not without blood, which he offered
for himself, and [for] the errors of the people:

But into the INNER tent, only the High Priest was
allowed to go into, once a year, during the day of
atonement, and he entered, not without blood, which he
offered up for the sins of both himself and the

8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into
the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as
the first tabernacle was yet standing:

THE HOLY SPIRIT declared that the way into the holiest
of all (Heaven) was not accessible while the first
tabernacle was still in force or in existence.

9 Which [was] a figure for the ...

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