Hebrews 9:6
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New International Version
When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry.

New Living Translation
When these things were all in place, the priests regularly entered the first room as they performed their religious duties.

English Standard Version
These preparations having thus been made, the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties,

Berean Study Bible
When everything had been prepared in this way, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to perform their sacred duties.

Berean Literal Bible
Now these things having been prepared thus, indeed the priests enter into the first tabernacle regularly, accomplishing the sacred services.

New American Standard Bible
Now when these things have been so prepared, the priests are continually entering the outer tabernacle performing the divine worship,

King James Bible
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
With these things set up this way, the priests enter the first room repeatedly, performing their ministry.

International Standard Version
When everything had been arranged like this, the priests always went into the first part of the tent to perform their duties.

NET Bible
So with these things prepared like this, the priests enter continually into the outer tent as they perform their duties.

New Heart English Bible
Now these things having been thus prepared, the priests go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the services,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But The Priests were always entering the outer Tabernacle and performing their ministry,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is how these two parts of the tent were set up. The priests always went into the first part of the tent to perform their duties.

New American Standard 1977
Now when these things have been thus prepared, the priests are continually entering the outer tabernacle, performing the divine worship,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

King James 2000 Bible
Now when these things were thus prepared, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

American King James Version
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

American Standard Version
Now these things having been thus prepared, the priests go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the services;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now these things being thus ordered, into the first tabernacle the priests indeed always entered, accomplishing the offices of sacrifices.

Darby Bible Translation
Now these things being thus ordered, into the first tabernacle the priests enter at all times, accomplishing the services;

English Revised Version
Now these things having been thus prepared, the priests go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the services;

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God:

Weymouth New Testament
These arrangements having long been completed, the priests, when conducting the divine services, continually enter the outer tent.

World English Bible
Now these things having been thus prepared, the priests go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the services,

Young's Literal Translation
And these things having been thus prepared, into the first tabernacle, indeed, at all times the priests do go in, performing the services,
Study Bible
The Earthly Tabernacle
5Above the ark were the cherubim of glory, overshadowing the mercy seat. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now. 6When everything had been prepared in this way, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to perform their sacred duties. 7But only the high priest entered the inner room, and then only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.…
Cross References
Numbers 18:2
"But bring with you also your brothers, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, that they may be joined with you and serve you, while you and your sons with you are before the tent of the testimony.

Numbers 28:3
"You shall say to them, 'This is the offering by fire which you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs one year old without defect as a continual burnt offering every day.

Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the Law, the temple worship, and the promises.

Hebrews 7:11
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (upon which basis the people received the Law), why was there still a need for another priest to appear--one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?
Treasury of Scripture

Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

the priests.

Exodus 27:21 In the tabernacle of the congregation without the veil, which is …

Exodus 30:7,8 And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he …

Numbers 28:3 And you shall say to them, This is the offering made by fire which …

2 Chronicles 26:16-19 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: …

Daniel 8:11 Yes, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by …

Luke 1:8-11 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before …

(6) Now when these thing were thus ordained . . .--Better, And when these things have been thus prepared, into the first tabernacle the priests enter continually, accomplishing the services. As has been already observed (Hebrews 9:2), the present tense is used throughout these verses (Hebrews 9:6-10), not because the writer refers to the services as still continuing, but because he is still tracing the ordinance of Scripture. It is of the Tabernacle alone that he speaks. The words of Hebrews 9:4 would have been entirely incorrect in regard to the temple of his day, in which the Most Holy Place was empty.

The service.--Comp. Exodus 30:7-8; Leviticus 24:1-8.

Verse 6. - Now these things being thus ordained (A.V.; rather, arranged or constituted; it is the same word (κατασκευάζω) as was used in ver. 2, "there was a tabernacle made;" also in Hebrews 3:3, 4, of God's "house;" on which see supra), the priests go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the services. (Observe that here, where the ministrations are described, present tenses are used; perhaps because these ministrations were still going on when the Epistle was written.) The continual services in the "first tabernacle" were

(1) lighting the lamps every evening, and trimming them every morning (Exodus 27:21; Exodus 30:8; Leviticus 24:3);

(2) renewing the twelve loaves of shewbread every sabbath (Leviticus 24:5, etc.);

(3) burning incense on the golden altar twice daily, when the lamps were trimmed and lighted (Exodus 30:7, 8), at the time of the morning and evening sacrifice, the people meanwhile praying outside (Luke 1:10). Now when these things were thus ordained,.... Or prepared and got ready; that is, when the tabernacle was finished, and set up, and provided with all its vessels and furniture:

the priests went always into the first tabernacle; the first part of the tabernacle, which was called the holy place, Hebrews 9:2 here the common priests went continually every day, morning and evening; the Syriac and Ethiopic versions read, "the outward tabernacle", in distinction from the innermost part of the tabernacle, or the most holy place:

accomplishing the service of God; by offering sacrifices, burning incense, and trimming the lamps, which they did every day: the priests entered into the holy place every day for service; but they might not go in at any other time but the time of service (l) the phrase, "of God", is not in the text, but is a supplement; and it was usual with the Jews to call the worship of the temple, and especially that part of it which lay in sacrifices, "the service": Simeon the just used to say, the world stands upon three things; upon the law, , "and upon the service", and upon beneficence (m); by "the service", the commentators (n) on the passage understand sacrifices; and again it is said (o), no man enters into the court "for service", though he is clean, until he has dipped himself: the word here used in the Greek text is in the plural number, and may be rendered the services, because there were several sorts of services performed every day, as before observed, and several sacrifices offered; and the Vulgate Latin version renders it, "the offices of sacrifices"; and the Ethiopic version, "their offerings"; and the Arabic version, "offices": and the service which the high priest performed in the holiest of all once a year, was divers, which is mentioned in the following verses, and is called "service", Hebrews 9:8 it is said, that on the day of atonement there were five "services" of the morning daily sacrifice (p), in which the high priest ministered in his golden garments: but here the service of the common priests is meant, which was every day; and it becomes such who are employed in sacred service; both to be constant in it, and to do it fully and completely.

(l) Maimon. Biath Hamikdash, c. 2. sect. 1, 2.((m) Pirke Abot, c. 1. sect. 2.((n) Maimon & Bartenora in ib. (o) Misn. Yoma, c. 3. sect. 3.((p) T. Bab. Yoma, fol. 32. 1.6. The use made of the sanctuary so furnished by the high priest on the anniversary of atonement.

ordained—arranged.

always—twice at the least every day, for the morning and evening care of the lamps, and offering of incense (Ex 30:7, 8).

went—Greek, "enter": present tense.9:6-10 The apostle goes on to speak of the Old Testament services. Christ, having undertaken to be our High Priest, could not enter into heaven till he had shed his blood for us; and none of us can enter, either into God's gracious presence here, or his glorious presence hereafter, but by the blood of Jesus. Sins are errors, great errors, both in judgment and practice; and who can understand all his errors? They leave guilt upon the conscience, not to be washed away but by the blood of Christ. We must plead this blood on earth, while he is pleading it for us in heaven. A few believers, under the Divine teaching, saw something of the way of access to God, of communion with him, and of admission into heaven through the promised Redeemer, but the Israelites in general looked no further than the outward forms. These could not take away the defilement or dominion of sin. They could neither discharge the debts, nor resolve the doubts, of him who did the service. Gospel times are, and should be, times of reformation, of clearer light as to all things needful to be known, and of greater love, causing us to bear ill-will to none, but good-will to all. We have greater freedom, both of spirit and speech, in the gospel, and greater obligations to a more holy living.
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