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In it stood the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which there were a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant; above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat.[a] Of these things we cannot speak now in detail.

Such preparations having been made, the priests go continually into the first tent[b] to carry out their ritual duties;

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  1. Hebrews 9:5 Or the place of atonement
  2. Hebrews 9:6 Or tabernacle

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