Modern Literal Version
[Hebrews 9]

     9:1 Therefore indeed even the first tabernacle had ordinances of divine service to God and its holy-place, a worldly one. 9:2 For* the first tabernacle was prepared, which is called*the holy-place, in which were the lamp-stand and the table and the loaves of the showbread. 9:3 But, the tabernacle which is called the holy of holies was in behind the second curtain; 9:4 holding a golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant*, having been covered all around on every-side with gold, in which was the golden jar holding the manna and Aaron's scepter which hadsprouted and the tablets of the covenant*; 9:5 and up above it the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy-seat; concerning which things it is now not the time to speak of themindividually.

     9:6 Now these things having thus always been prepared, the priests indeed go into the first tabernacle, completing the divine services to God; 9:7 but the high-priest went alone into the second, once in the year for all, not without blood, which he offers on behalf of himself and on behalf of the sins of ignorance of the people. 9:8 The Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the holy of holies has still not been manifested, while the first tabernacle still has a standing. 9:9This tabernacle, (which is a figure toward the present time); according to which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, is not able to complete he who is giving-divine service to God according to the conscience, 9:10being only fleshly ordinances, (upon the basis of foods, drinks and assorted ceremonial washings), laid upon us till a time of reformation.

     9:11 But Christ came as a high-priest of the future good things, through the greater and more complete tabernacle, not made* with hands, that is, not of this creation, 9:12 nor through the blood of male-goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the holy of holies, having found everlasting redemption. 9:13 For* if the blood of male-goats and oxen and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling those who have been desecrated, makes one holy toward the cleanness of the flesh; 9:14 how much more the blood of Christ, (who through the everlasting Spirit offered himself unblemished to God), will be cleansing yourĎ conscience from dead works,*that* you may give-divine service to the living God.

     9:15 And because of this, he is the intermediary of a new covenant*, that his death having happened *for the redemption of the transgressions that were against the first covenant*, *that those who have been called may receive the promise of the everlasting inheritance. 9:16 For*where there is a covenant*, it is a necessity for the death of the one who covenanted it to be brought about. 9:17 For* a covenant* is steadfast upon death; since it is never* enforced when he who covenanted it is living. 9:18 Hence even the first covenant* has not been inaugurated without blood. 9:19 For* when* every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the law, and when* he took the blood of the calves and the male-goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, he sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 9:20 saying, 'This is the blood of the covenant* which God commanded toward youĎ.' {Exo 24:8}9:21 Now likewise, he also sprinkled the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry* in the blood. 9:22 And according to the law, I may say, almost all things are cleansed in blood and no forgiveness happens without the shedding of blood.

     9:23 Therefore indeed, it was a necessity that the copies of the things in the heavens are to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 9:24 For*the Christ did not enter into a holy-places made* with hands, counterparts to the true one, but into heaven itself, now to be manifested before the face of God on our behalf. 9:25 Nor did he enter in order that he should offer himself often, just-like the high-priest enters into the holy-places every year with* another's blood; 9:26 since often it was essential for him to suffer from the conception of the world, but now once for all upon the end of the ages, he has been manifested *for the nullifying of sin through the sacrifice of himself. 9:27 And inasmuch as it is laid up for men to die once but after this is the judgment; 9:28 so the Christ, (having been offered once for all, *that* he should carry the sins of many), will also be seen a second-time *for salvation, separate from sin, to the same who are waiting for him.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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