King James VersionHebrews9


1 Then ver­i­ly the first covenant had also or­di­nances of di­vine ser­vice, and a world­ly sanc­tu­ary. 2 For there was a taber­na­cle made; the first, where­in was the can­dle­stick, and the table, and the shew­bread; which is called the sanc­tu­ary. 3 And af­ter the sec­ond veil, the taber­na­cle which is called the Holi­est of all; 4 Which had the gold­en censer, and the ark of the covenant over­laid round about with gold, where­in was the gold­en pot that had man­na, and Aaron's rod that bud­ded, and the ta­bles of the covenant; 5 And over it the cheru­bims of glo­ry shad­ow­ing the mer­cy­seat; of which we can­not now speak par­tic­u­lar­ly. 6 Now when these things were thus or­dained, the priests went al­ways into the first taber­na­cle, ac­com­plish­ing the ser­vice of God. 7 But into the sec­ond went the high priest alone once ev­ery year, not with­out blood, which he of­fered for him­self, and for the er­rors of the peo­ple: 8 The Holy Ghost this sig­ni­fy­ing, that the way into the holi­est of all was not yet made man­i­fest, while as the first taber­na­cle was yet stand­ing: 9 Which was a fig­ure for the time then pre­sent, in which were of­fered both gifts and sac­ri­fices, that could not make him that did the ser­vice per­fect, as per­tain­ing to the con­science; 10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers wash­ings, and car­nal or­di­nances, im­posed on them un­til the time of re­for­ma­tion. 11 But Christ be­ing come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more per­fect taber­na­cle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this build­ing; 12 Nei­ther by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he en­tered in once into the holy place, hav­ing ob­tained eter­nal re­demp­tion ­for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ash­es of an heifer sprin­kling the un­clean, sanc­ti­fi­eth to the pu­ri­fy­ing of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eter­nal Spir­it of­fered him­self with­out spot to God, purge your con­science from dead works to serve the liv­ing God? 15 And for this cause he is the me­di­a­tor of the new tes­ta­ment, that by means of death, for the re­demp­tion of the trans­gres­sions that were un­der the first tes­ta­ment, they which are called might re­ceive the promise of eter­nal in­her­i­tance. 16 For where a tes­ta­ment is, there must also of ne­ces­si­ty be the death of the tes­ta­tor. 17 For a tes­ta­ment is of force af­ter men are dead: oth­er­wise it is of no strength at all while the tes­ta­tor liveth. 18 Where­upon nei­ther the first testament was ded­i­cat­ed with­out blood. 19 For when Moses had spo­ken ev­ery pre­cept to all the peo­ple ac­cord­ing to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with wa­ter, and scar­let wool, and hys­sop, and sprin­kled both the book, and all the peo­ple, 20 Say­ing, This is the blood of the tes­ta­ment which God hath en­joined unto you. 21 More­over he sprin­kled with blood both the taber­na­cle, and all the ves­sels of the min­istry. 22 And al­most all things are by the law purged with blood; and with­out shed­ding of blood is no re­mis­sion. 23 It was there­fore nec­es­sary that the pat­terns of things in the heav­ens should be pu­ri­fied with these; but the heav­en­ly things them­selves with bet­ter sac­ri­fices than these. 24 For Christ is not en­tered into the holy places made with hands, which are the fig­ures of the true; but into heav­en it­self, now to ap­pear in the pres­ence of God for us: 25 Nor yet that he should of­fer him­self of­ten, as the high priest en­tereth into the holy place ev­ery year with blood of oth­ers; 26 For then must he of­ten have suf­fered since the foun­da­tion of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he ap­peared to put away sin by the sac­ri­fice of him­self. 27 And as it is ap­point­ed unto men once to die, but af­ter this the judg­ment: 28 So Christ was once of­fered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he ap­pear the sec­ond time with­out sin unto sal­va­tion.