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Hebrews 9

1 Therefore indeed even the first had regulations of ministry, the earthly Holies. 2 For the first tabernacle was furnished, in which [were] the lampstand and the table and the presentation of the breads, which is being said: Holy [things]. 3 But after the second veil [was] the tabernacle being called Holy of Holies, 4 having [a] golden altar and the ark of the contract1 being covered on all sides with gold, in which [was a] golden jar containing manna and the budding rod of Aaron and the tablets of the contract2, 5 but above it Cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, concerning which it is not [for] now to be talking in detail. 6 But thus when these were furnished in—on the one hand—the first tabernacle, continually did the priests go in completing the ministry, 7 but—on the other hand—in the second once [a] year only the chief priests [went in], not without blood which he offered in behalf of his own sins committed in ignorance and of those of the people, 8 this explaining3 the Holy Spirit, so that the way of the holy [ones] is not yet manifested while the first tabernacle was yet having continuance, 9 which [is a] parable to the opportune-time4 being present, according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered not being able according to the conscience to complete the serving [one], 10 but only upon food and drink and different washings, ordinances of the flesh until the opportune-time4 of reformation be imposed. 11 But Christ being present, chief priest of the good coming to pass, through the greater and more complete5 tabernacle not made with hands, this is not of this creation, 12 nor through blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood he entered once and for all into the Holies, having found eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and calves and ashes of cows sprinkling those defiled makes holy towards the purity of the flesh, 14 how much rather the blood of Christ, which through [the] eternal spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse our conscience from dead works to serving the zoe-living6 God. 15 And through this [last will and] testament7 is [a] new mediator, in order that when death come to pass for [the] redemption of transgressions against the first contract8, those called may receive the good-news of the eternal inheritance. 16 For where [there is a last will and] testament9, [it is] necessary death be brought [in] to make [the] testament10 [operative]. 17 For [the] testament11 upon dead [ones] is certain, since it is never in force when the [one] making the testament12 lives. 18 Wherefore not even the first was renewed apart from blood. 19 For when every commandment according to the law was spoken by Moses to all the people, taking the blood of goats and calves with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, he sprinkled both the scroll and all the people, 20 saying, This is the blood of the testament13 which the Lord commanded to you. 21 And the tabernacle and all the vessels of ministry he likewise sprinkled with blood. 22 And nearly everything is cleansed with blood according to the law, and apart from shedding of blood, forgiveness does not come to pass. 23 Therefore [there is] necessity the copy of the [things] in the heavens be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things [are cleansed] by [a] greater sacrifice beside these [things]. 24 For not into [a] Holies made with hands did Christ enter, corresponding to the true, but into the heavenly [one] now to appear to God's face in our behalf; 25 not in order that he often offer himself, as the chief-priest entered into the Holies yearly with another's blood, 26 since it was necessary he often suffer from the foundation of the world, but now once to the consummation of eternity for the setting-aside of sins through his sacrifice he is revealed. 27 And to the degree it is appointed to men once to die, but after this [is] judgment, 28 likewise also Christ, once being offered for [an] offering for [the] sins of many, will be seen [a] second [time] without sin to him eagerly waiting for deliverance.

1or "testament", "covenant"

2or "testament", "covenant"

3or "revealing"

4KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'

5or "perfect"

6from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

7or "through this new testament is [a] mediator"

8or "testament", "covenant"

9or "contract", "covenant"

10or "contract", "covenant"

11or "contract", "covenant"

12or "contract", "covenant"

13or "contract", "covenant"