Hebrews 9:9
Good News Translation
This is a symbol which points to the present time. It means that the offerings and animal sacrifices presented to God cannot make the worshiper's heart perfect,

Contemporary English Version
This also has a meaning for today. It shows we cannot make our consciences clear by offering gifts and sacrifices.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which is a parable of the time present: according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered, which cannot, as to the conscience, make him perfect that serveth, only in meats and in drinks,

New American Bible
This is a symbol of the present time, in which gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the worshiper in conscience

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Which is a parable of the time present: according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered, which cannot, as to the conscience, make him perfect that serveth, only in meats and in drinks,

a figure.

Hebrews 9:24 For Jesus is not entered into the Holies made with hands, the patterns of the true: but into Heaven itself, that he may appear now in the presence of God for us.

Hebrews 11:19 Accounting that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Whereupon also he received him for a parable.

Romans 5:14 But death reigned from Adam unto Moses, even over them also who have not sinned, after the similitude of the transgression of Adam, who is a figure of him who was to come.

1 Peter 3:21 Whereunto baptism, being of the like form, now saveth you also: not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but, the examination of a good conscience towards God by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

the time.

Hebrews 7:11 If then perfection was by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech: and not be called according to the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 11:39,40 And all these, being approved by the testimony of faith, received not the promise: . . .

1 Peter 1:11,12 Searching what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ in them did signify, when it foretold those sufferings that are in Christ and the glories that should follow. . . .

gifts.

Hebrews 5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins:

that could.

Hebrews 9:13,14 For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh: . . .

Hebrews 7:18,19 There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof: . . .

Hebrews 10:1-4,11 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things, by the selfsame sacrifices which they offer continually every year, can never make the comers thereunto perfect. . . .

Psalm 40:6,7 Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require: . . .

Galatians 3:21 Was the law then against the promises of God: God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law.

as pertaining.

Psalm 51:16-19 For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted. . . .

Context
The Earthly Tabernacle
8The Holy Ghost signifying this: That the way into the Holies was not yet made manifest, whilst the former tabernacle was yet standing. 9Which is a parable of the time present: according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered, which cannot, as to the conscience, make him perfect that serveth, only in meats and in drinks, 10And divers washings and justices of the flesh laid on them until the time of correction.…
Cross References
Hebrews 5:1
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins:

Hebrews 7:19
For the law brought nothing to perfection: but a bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh to God.

Hebrews 8:4
If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest: seeing that there would be others to offer gifts according to the law.

Hebrews 10:1
For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things, by the selfsame sacrifices which they offer continually every year, can never make the comers thereunto perfect.

Hebrews 11:19
Accounting that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Whereupon also he received him for a parable.

Additional Translations
It is an illustration for the present time, because the gifts and sacrifices being offered were unable to cleanse the conscience of the worshiper.

which is a symbol for the present time, in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, not being able to make perfect in regard to conscience of the one worshiping,

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;

which is a figure for the time present; according to which are offered both gifts and sacrifices that cannot, as touching the conscience, make the worshipper perfect,

the which [is] an image for the present time, according to which both gifts and sacrifices, unable to perfect as to conscience him that worshipped, are offered,

which is a parable for the time now present; according to which are offered both gifts and sacrifices that cannot, as touching the conscience, make the worshipper perfect,

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;

And this is a figure--for the time now present--answering to which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, unable though they are to give complete freedom from sin to him who ministers.

which is a symbol of the present age, where gifts and sacrifices are offered that are incapable, concerning the conscience, of making the worshipper perfect;

which is a simile in regard to the present time, in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, which are not able, in regard to conscience, to make perfect him who is serving,
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