Hebrews 9:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then verily the first Couenant had also ordinances of diuine Seruice, and a worldly Sanctuary.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now even the first {covenant} had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now even a first `covenant' had ordinances of divine service, and its sanctuary, `a sanctuary' of this world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the first agreement had its rules of worship, and a holy order.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

And the former testament hadde iustefiyngis of worschip, and hooli thing duringe for a tyme.
- Wycliffe Bible

It had, indeed, then (even the first tabernacle) ordinances of service, also a worldly sanctuary,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 9:1


9:1 The first covenant had ordinances of outward worship, and a worldly - a visible, material sanctuary, or tabernacle. Of this sanctuary he treats, #Heb 9:2-5|. Of those ordinances, #Heb 9:6-10|.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 9:1


Heb 9:1 The Old and New Testament SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 9: The Tabernacle. Its Furniture. The Significance of Its Service. The Greater Tabernacle and Its High Priest. The Two Testaments. When the New Testament Came into Force. The Dedication of the First Testament. This is a Pattern of Heavenly Things. Christ, Our High Priest, Hath Entered the Perfect Tabernacle. Then verily the first [covenant]. The two covenants, the Mosaic and the Christian, have been named in Heb 8:6-13. Here they are contrasted. The first, or Mosaic, had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary, or tabernacle of worship, in this world.

Discussion for Hebrews 9:1

  • Billy \'the truth\' Steel for verse 1
    Here is revealed the sanctuary of the new covenant. The sanctuary of the first covenant was PITCHED BY MAN, built by Moses; this one is pitched by the LORD, not by man. In that sanctuary the earthly priests performed their service; in this, CHRIST, our GREAT HIGH PRIEST, ministers at GOD's right hand. One sanctuary was on the earth, the other is IN HEAVEN. Further, the tabernacle built by Moses was made after a pattern. The Lord directed him: “According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it”. And again the charge was given, “Look that thou make them after their pattern, which was showed thee in the mount”, Exodus 25:9, 40. And Paul says that the first tabernacle “was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices”; that its holy places were “patterns of things in the heavens”; that the priests who offered gifts according to the law served “unto the example and shadow of heavenly things”, and that “Christ is NOT entered in the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heavenly itself, now to APPEAR IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOR US”, Hebrews 9:9, 23; 8:5; 9:24.

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