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Hebrews 9:1-3 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Arrangement and Ritual of the Earthly Sanctuary

Now the first covenant,[a] in fact, had regulations for worship and its earthly sanctuary. For a tent was prepared, the outer one,[b] which contained[c] the lampstand, the table, and the presentation of the loaves; this[d] is called the Holy Place. And after the second curtain there was a tent called the holy of holies.


  1. Hebrews 9:1 tn Grk “the first” (referring to the covenant described in Heb 8:7, 13). In the translation the referent (covenant) has been specified for clarity.
  2. Hebrews 9:2 tn Grk “the first,” in order of approach in the ritual.
  3. Hebrews 9:2 tn Grk “in which [were].”
  4. Hebrews 9:2 tn Grk “which,” describing the outer tent.
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