Hebrews 9:10

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which stood onely in meates and drinkes, and diuers washings, and carnall ordinances imposed on them vntill the time of reformation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

since they {relate} only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`being' only (with meats and drinks and divers washings) carnal ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because they are only rules of the flesh, of meats and drinks and washings, which have their place till the time comes when things will be put right.
- Basic English Bible

[consisting] only of meats and drinks and divers washings, ordinances of flesh, imposed until [the] time of setting things right.
- Darby Bible

Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
- Webster's Bible

For their efficacy depends only on meats and drinks and various washings, ceremonies pertaining to the body and imposed until a time of reformation.
- Weymouth Bible

being only (with meats and drinks and various washings) fleshly ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation.
- World English Bible

and drynkis, and dyuerse waischingis, and riytwisnessis of fleisch, that weren sett to the tyme of correccioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

only in victuals, and drinks, and different baptisms, and fleshly ordinances -- till the time of reformation imposed upon [them].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 9:10


9:10 They could not so perfect him, with all their train of precepts relating to meats and drinks, and carnal, gross, external ordinances; and were therefore imposed only till the time of reformation - Till Christ came.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 9:10


Heb 9:10 [Which stood] only . . . carnal ordinances. The Revised Version is much clearer: "[Being] only (with meats and drinks and divers washings) carnal ordinances" Divers washings. "Baptisms" in the Greek. Immersions of the whole body were often required in the Jewish service. For examples see Ex 29:4; Le 16:4 17:15 Nu 19:7. These washings were all carnal ordinances for ceremonial purification. Carnal ordinances. These rites pertained to the flesh, were outward, did not renew the spirit, and were temporal, imposed until the time of reformation. That is, until the new covenant was ushered in.

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