Limitations of the Earthly Service

Now when these things had been thus prepared, (A)the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services. But into the second part the high priest went alone (B)once a year, not without blood, which he offered for (C)himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance; the Holy Spirit indicating this, that (D)the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered (E)which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience— 10 concerned only with (F)foods and drinks, (G)various [a]washings, (H)and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.

The Heavenly Sanctuary

11 But Christ came as High Priest of (I)the good things [b]to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not (J)with the blood of goats and calves, but (K)with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place (L)once for all, (M)having obtained eternal redemption.

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  1. Hebrews 9:10 Lit. baptisms
  2. Hebrews 9:11 NU that have come

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