9 Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary.2 For there was a [a]tabernacle prepared, the [b]outer one, in which werethe lampstand and the table and the [c]sacred bread; this is called the holy place.3 Behind the second veil there was a [d]tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies,4 having a golden [e]altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant;5 and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat; but of these things we cannot now speak in detail.
6 Now when these things have been so prepared, the priests are continually entering the [f]outer [g]tabernacle performing the divine worship,7 but into the second, only the high priest entersonce a year, not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the [h]sins of the people committed in ignorance.8 The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed while the [i]outer tabernacle is still standing,9 which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,10 since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the [j]body imposed until a time of reformation.
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