Hebrews 8:2
New International Version
and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being.

New Living Translation
There he ministers in the heavenly Tabernacle, the true place of worship that was built by the Lord and not by human hands.

English Standard Version
a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man.

Berean Study Bible
and who ministers in the sanctuary and true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.

Berean Literal Bible
a minister in the holy places and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord has pitched, not man.

New American Standard Bible
a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.

King James Bible
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Christian Standard Bible
a minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that was set up by the Lord and not man.

Contemporary English Version
He also serves as the priest in the most holy place inside the real tent there in heaven. This tent of worship was set up by the Lord, not by humans.

Good News Translation
He serves as high priest in the Most Holy Place, that is, in the real tent which was put up by the Lord, not by human hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that was set up by the Lord and not man.

International Standard Version
and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tent set up by the Lord and not by any human.

NET Bible
a minister in the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up.

New Heart English Bible
a servant of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord set up, and not man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he is the Minister of The Holy Place and The True Tabernacle, which God set up, and not man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He serves as priest of the holy place and of the true tent set up by the Lord and not by any human.

New American Standard 1977
a minister in the sanctuary, and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

King James 2000 Bible
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

American King James Version
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

American Standard Version
a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A minister of the holies, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord hath pitched, and not man.

Darby Bible Translation
minister of the holy places and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord has pitched, [and] not man.

English Revised Version
a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.

Webster's Bible Translation
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Weymouth New Testament
and ministers in the Holy place and in the true tabernacle which not man, but the Lord pitched.

World English Bible
a servant of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.

Young's Literal Translation
of the holy places a servant, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord did set up, and not man,
Study Bible
Christ's Eternal Priesthood
1The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2and who ministers in the sanctuary and TRUE tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man. 3And since every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, it was necessary for this One also to have something to offer.…
Cross References
Exodus 25:9
You must make the tabernacle and design all its furnishings according to the pattern I will show you.

Exodus 33:7
Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it at a distance outside the camp. He called it the Tent of Meeting, and anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the Tent of Meeting outside the camp.

Hebrews 9:1
Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary.

Hebrews 9:11
But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands, that is, not of this creation.

Hebrews 9:24
For Christ did not enter a man-made copy of the true sanctuary, but He entered heaven itself, now to appear on our behalf in the presence of God.

Hebrews 10:11
Day after day every priest stands to minister and to offer again and again the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.

Revelation 21:3
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God.

Treasury of Scripture

A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

minister.

Hebrews 9:8-12
The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: …

Hebrews 10:21
And having an high priest over the house of God;

Exodus 28:1,35
And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons…

the sanctuary.

Hebrews 9:11,23,24
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; …

which.

Hebrews 11:10
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Colossians 2:11
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:







Lexicon
[and who] ministers
λειτουργὸς (leitourgos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3011: From a derivative of laos and ergon; a public servant, i.e. A functionary in the Temple or Gospel, or a worshipper or benefactor.

in the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sanctuary
ἁγίων (hagiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

TRUE
ἀληθινῆς (alēthinēs)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 228: True (lit: made of truth), real, genuine. From alethes; truthful.

tabernacle
σκηνῆς (skēnēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4633: A tent, booth, tabernacle, abode, dwelling, mansion, habitation. Apparently akin to skeuos and skia; a tent or cloth hut.

set up
ἔπηξεν (epēxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4078: To fasten, pitch a tent. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to fix, i.e. to set up.

by the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord,
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

by man.
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
(2) Of the sanctuary.--The word here rendered "minister" (see Hebrews 1:7; Hebrews 1:14) is very commonly used in the LXX. for the officiating priest. It is difficult, however, to decide on the meaning of the words here joined with it--whether they denote holy things or holy place; if the latter, what is the distinction between this holy place and "the true tabernacle"? The ordinary usage of the Epistle would suggest "holy place," and perhaps the occurrence of both expressions in Hebrews 9:11-12 (where there is no doubt as to the translation) is sufficient to remove any hesitation here. The "sanctuary," therefore, will probably be the heavenly counterpart of the Holiest Place; the "true (or, real) Tabernacle," the counterpart of the sacred Tent of Moses, containing both the Holy Place and the Holiest of all (Hebrews 9:2-4). It is not certain that in this place we need go beyond this point, though in Hebrews 9:12 the more developed thought may require a closer interpretation. The Holy of Holies is the place of God's immediate presence; the Tabernacle, that of God's appointed service. The latter is expressly mentioned here because special reference is to be made to its typical representation upon earth; this is shown by the following words, which point to Exodus 33:7. The word rendered "true" (which occurs again in Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 10:22) is full of interest, denoting that which is contrasted with everything shadowy or imperfect or merely typical; it is a word especially characteristic of the Gospel of St. John. (See Note on John 1:9.)

Verse 2. - A minister of the sanctuary (τῶν ἁγίων, neuter, as in Hebrews 9:12, equivalent to "the holy places;" cf. Hebrews 9:8; Hebrews 10:19), and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. The sphere of Christ's priestly ministration (λειτουργὸς λειτουργεῖν, λειτουργία, being the recognized words in the LXX. and Josephus for denoting sacerdotal functions, - hence Liturgy) is thus in the first place pointed to as being a heavenly one, symbolized only by the earthly sanctuary. But what is the true tabernacle, in which Christ ministers? Are we to suppose that an actual prototype of the earthly tabernacle is regarded as existing locally beyond the sky? No; it is only implied that there are, in the suprasensuous sphere, facts and relations which are symbolized and made level to our comprehension by local imagery. Still, there may be conceived as present to the writer's mind an ideal picture of a heavenly temple, such as was seen in vision by prophets, and served to aid their conception of realities beyond their ken. Thus in Psalm 29, where the thunderstorm is described, the LORD is conceived, in the introductory and concluding verses, as enthroned above it in his heavenly temple, sitting there a King for ever, and worshipped by the "sons of God." Thus in 1 Kings 22:19 Michaiah sees in vision "the Loud sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him, on his right hand and on his left." In Isaiah 6. this throne is seen as the distinct counterpart of the mercy-seat in the earthly temple, with the winged forms above it, and the "house" filled with the smoke of incense, and live coals upon the altar. Ezekiel's still more remarkable visions (Hebrews 1, 10, 11.) are in like manner enlargements of the idea of the Shechinah in the holy of holies (cf. also Psalm 11:4; Micah 1:2; Hebrews 2:20). Then the visions of St. John in the Revelation have the same basis; there is still seen a glorious counterpart above of the temple below; though now with new accessories, expressive of accomplished redemption. But that St. John's visions are meant only as imagery representing the incomprehensible is evident throughout, and especially from the ideal description of the holy city in Revelation 21, in which ver. 22 is peculiarly significant: "And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it." In the same way is to be understood the "true tabernacle." If, as we may suppose, the writer had before his mind the prophetic visions of such a heavenly temple, he entertains them only as imaging spiritual facts and relations in the regions of eternity. "Which the Lord pitched," etc., may have reference to Isaiah 42:5, Ὁ ποιήσας τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ πήξας αὐτὸν, LXX. 8:1-6 The substance, or summary, of what had been declared was, that Christians had such a High Priest as they needed. He took upon himself human nature, appeared on earth, and there gave himself as a sacrifice to God for the sins of his people. We must not dare to approach God, or to present any thing to him, but in and through Christ, depending upon his merits and mediation; for we are accepted only in the Beloved. In all obedience and worship, we should keep close to God's word, which is the only and perfect standard. Christ is the substance and end of the law of righteousness. But the covenant here referred to, was that made with Israel as a nation, securing temporal benefits to them. The promises of all spiritual blessings, and of eternal life, revealed in the gospel, and made sure through Christ, are of infinitely greater value. Let us bless God that we have a High Priest that suits our helpless condition.
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