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

New Living Translation
That first covenant between God and Israel had regulations for worship and a place of worship here on earth.

English Standard Version
Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness.

Berean Study Bible
Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore also indeed, the first had regulations of worship and an earthly sanctuary.

New American Standard Bible
Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary.

King James Bible
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

Christian Standard Bible
Now the first covenant also had regulations for ministry and an earthly sanctuary.

Contemporary English Version
The first promise included rules for worship and a tent for worship here on earth.

Good News Translation
The first covenant had rules for worship and a place made for worship as well.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the first covenant also had regulations for ministry and an earthly sanctuary.

International Standard Version
Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary.

NET Bible
Now the first covenant, in fact, had regulations for worship and its earthly sanctuary.

New Heart English Bible
Now indeed even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But in the first there was an order of ministry and a worldly sanctuary.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The first promise had rules for the priests' service. It also had a holy place on earth.

New American Standard 1977
Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless the first had its justifications of worship and its worldly sanctuary.

King James 2000 Bible
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary.

American King James Version
Then truly the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

American Standard Version
Now even a first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and its sanctuary, a sanctuary of this world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The former indeed had also justifications of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

Darby Bible Translation
The first therefore also indeed had ordinances of service, and the sanctuary, a worldly one.

English Revised Version
Now even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and its sanctuary, a sanctuary of this world.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

Weymouth New Testament
Now even the first Covenant had regulations for divine worship, and had also its sanctuary--a sanctuary belonging to this world.

World English Bible
Now indeed even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary.

Young's Literal Translation
It had, indeed, then (even the first tabernacle) ordinances of service, also a worldly sanctuary,
Study Bible
The Earthly Tabernacle
1Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. 2A tabernacle was prepared. In its first room were the lampstand, the table, and the consecrated bread. This was called the Holy Place.…
Cross References
Exodus 25:8
And they are to make a sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them.

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 8:2
and who ministers in the sanctuary and true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.

Hebrews 9:10
They consist only in food and drink and special washings--external regulations imposed until the time of reform.

Hebrews 9:11
But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come, He entered 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.

Treasury of Scripture

Then truly the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

the first.

Hebrews 8:7,13
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second…

had.

Hebrews 9:10
Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

Leviticus 18:3,4,30
After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances…

Leviticus 22:9
They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I the LORD do sanctify them.

ordinances.

Hebrews 9:10,11
Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation…

Hebrews 8:2
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Exodus 25:8
And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.







Lexicon
Now
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine 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.

first [ covenant ]
πρώτη (prōtē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

had
Εἶχε (Eiche)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

regulations
δικαιώματα (dikaiōmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1345: From dikaioo; an equitable deed; by implication, a statute or decision.

for worship
λατρείας (latreias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2999: Service rendered to God, perhaps simply: worship. From latreuo; ministration of God, i.e. Worship.

and
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

an earthly
κοσμικόν (kosmikon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2886: From kosmos; terrene, literally or figuratively.

sanctuary.
ἅγιον (hagion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.
IX.

(1) The subject commenced in the last chapter (Hebrews 9:1-6) is continued here. The mention of the "more excellent ministry" led to the description of the new covenant with which it is united (Hebrews 9:6-13). This verse, then, attaches itself to the fifth and sixth verses of Hebrews 8 (Hebrews 8:5-6): "Even the first (covenant), then, had ordinances of divine service and its sanctuary, of this world." The "service" is spoken of again in Hebrews 9:6; the "ordinances" in Hebrews 9:10, where they are called "carnal." Very similar is the language here, for the words so emphatically standing at the close of the verse are probably descriptive not of the "sanctuary" only, but also of the "ordinances." Both place and ministrations belonged to this world, and thus stand in contrast with "the heavenly things," of which the Tabernacle was a token and shadow. (See Note on Hebrews 8:5.) The ordinary Greek text (here following the first printed Greek Testament) has "the first Tabernacle," and this reading was followed by Tyndale and Coverdale. All ancient MSS. omit the word; and, as in a long succession of verses "covenant" has been the leading thought, the rendering of the Authorised version is certainly correct.

Verse 1. - Then verily (or, now indeed) the first covenant also (or, even the first covenant) had ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary (rather its sanctuary of this world (τὸ ἅγιον κοσμεκόν). The definite article points to the well-known one of the Mosaic dispensation, which, unlike the true one, was in its bearings, as well as locally and materially, of this world only). This sanctuary itself is now first described in necessary preparation for an account of priestly ministrations in it. 9:1-5 The apostle shows to the Hebrews the typical reference of their ceremonies to Christ. The tabernacle was a movable temple, shadowing forth the unsettled state of the church upon earth, and the human nature of the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom the fulness of the Godhead dwelt bodily. The typical meaning of these things has been shown in former remarks, and the ordinances and articles of the Mosaic covenant point out Christ as our Light, and as the Bread of life to our souls; and remind us of his Divine Person, his holy priesthood, perfect righteousness, and all-prevailing intercession. Thus was the Lord Jesus Christ, all and in all, from the beginning. And as interpreted by the gospel, these things are a glorious representation of the wisdom of God, and confirm faith in Him who was prefigured by them.
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