Hebrews 9:9
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English Standard Version
(which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,

King James Bible
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;

American Standard Version
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,

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

English Revised Version
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,

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Hebrews 9:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Which (ἥτις)

The first division of the tabernacle. The double relative directs attention to the emphasis which belongs to the first tabernacle. The way into the holiest was not yet manifest while the first tabernacle continued to be a recognized institution, seeing that the first tabernacle was a parable, etc.

A figure (παραβολὴ)

Outside of the Synoptic Gospels, only here and Hebrews 11:19. Here of a visible symbol or type. See on Matthew 13:3.

For the time then present (εικς τὸν καιρὸν τὸν ἐνεστηκότα)

Rend. now present, as contrasted with the "time of reformation," Hebrews 9:10. See on these last days, Hebrews 1:2. Ἐις for; with reference to; applying to. Καιρὸς season is used instead of αἰὼν age, because "the time" is conceived by the writer as a critical point, - a turning-point, at which the old system is to take its departure. For ἐνεστηκότα present, see on Galatians 1:4, and comp. Romans 8:38; 1 Corinthians 3:22.

In which (καθ' ἥν)

The A.V. wrongly assumes a reference to the tabernacle; whereas the reference is to the parable. Rend. according to which.

Were offered - could not (προσφέρονται μὴ δυνάμεναι)

Rend. "are offered" or "are being offered"; and for "could not," "cannot."

Make him that did the service perfect (τελειῶσαι τὸν λατρεύοντα)

Rend. as Rev. "make the worshipper perfect." See Hebrews 7:11.

As pertaining to the conscience (κατὰ συνείδησιν)

Having shown that the division of the tabernacle proved the imperfection of the worship, the writer will now show that the Levitical ritual did not accomplish the true end of religion. The radical defect of the Levitical system was its inability to deal with the conscience, and thus bring about the "perfection" which is the ideal of true religion. That ideal contemplated the cleansing and renewal of the inner man; not merely the removal of ceremonial uncleanness, or the formal expiation of sins. Comp. Matthew 23:25, Matthew 23:26. For συνείδησις conscience, see on 1 Peter 3:16.

Hebrews 9:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a figure.

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself...

Hebrews 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from where also he received him in a figure.

Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression...

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh...

the time.

Hebrews 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood...

Hebrews 11:39,40 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise...

1 Peter 1:11,12 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify...

gifts. See on ch.

Hebrews 5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God...

that could.

Hebrews 9:13,14 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh...

Hebrews 7:18,19 For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof...

Hebrews 10:1-4,11 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things...

Psalm 40:6,7 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required...

Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life...

as pertaining.

Psalm 51:16-19 For you desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delight not in burnt offering...

Cross References
Hebrews 5:1
For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

Hebrews 7:19
(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 8:4
Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law.

Hebrews 10:1
For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.

Hebrews 11:19
He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.

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