containing the golden incense altar and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which were a golden jar containing the manna and the rod of Aaron that budded and the tablets of the covenant. And above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, about which it is not now possible to speak in detail.

Now these things having been prepared in this way, the priests enter into the first tent continually[a] as they[b] accomplish their service,

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  1. Hebrews 9:6 Literally “throughout all”
  2. Hebrews 9:6 Here “as” is supplied as a component of the temporal participle (“accomplish”)

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