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.

Discussion for Hebrews 9

  • Alex
    This passage tells us that Moses ENJOINED Israel to the law ( BOOK ). Israel was MARRIED to the law and it continued into the early church, Thats y Paul is saying you are dead to the law by the body of Christ that you should be MARRIED to another even to him that was raised from the DEAD. BUT THIS SPRITUAL LOVE TRIANGLE ANSWERS TO David,Bathsheba, Uriah. the kingdom coming by a 2 nd Child TH H.G.
  • A disciple
    "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation." In the beginning when Adam sinned God first had them confess what they had done and so by their testimony He condemned the devil and pronounced Christ to come to bruise his head.
  • A disciple
    Louis (cont.); In the world of the beginning, what was it that caused the whole world to be corrupted and filled with violence and utterly WORTHLESS; so that ALL that God could do was to destroy everyone and everything, and start over with Noah and his sons? It was the sons of God the ones who HAD the knowledge of God and hardened their hearts and turned away from His Spirit of the Law and Christ!
  • A disciple
    Louis; Could you please explain in your own words, and your own understanding, how it is impossible to keep the Law and be a Christian at the same time? Interestingly, the Lord Himself said that the Law and the Prophets wouldn't pass even up to as far as if the heaven and earth passed away! And since when does someone who completes his schooling then have to condemn and forsake all he's learned?
  • Louis Dean Chambless
    I know a man who believes in and confessed to follow the whole bible, the law of Moses as well as the law of Christ. This is vast ignorance and is impossible. He is immovable in his unjustified beliefs.
    I know a man who believes in and processes to follow the law of Moses as well as the law of Christ at the same time. This is vast ignorance and an impossibility.

  • Gerald Fields
    I believe that when the Bible say's it is appointed unto man once to die, it is not referring to a physical death because Lazarus died twice, Enoch never died and neither did Elijah (as examples) I believe it is referencing a soul death. Ezekiel 18:20 states that the soul that sinneth, it shall die..thus the need for man to be "born again", that's my interpretation based on what God's tells me

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