Hebrews 9:2

“For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For there was a Tabernacle made, the first, wherein was the Candlesticke, and the Table, and the Shewbread, which is called the Sanctuarie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For there was a tabernacle prepared, the outer one, in which {were} the lampstand and the table and the sacred bread; this is called the holy place.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For there was a tabernacle prepared, the first, wherein `were' the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the Holy place.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the first Tent was made ready, having in it the vessels for the lights and the table and the ordering of the bread; and this is named the holy place.
- Basic English Bible

For a tabernacle was set up; the first, in which [were] both the candlestick and the table and the exposition of the loaves, which is called Holy;
- Darby Bible

For there was a tabernacle made; the first, in which was the candlestick, and the table, and the show-bread; which is called the sanctuary.
- Webster's Bible

For a sacred tent was constructed--the outer one, in which were the lamp and the table and the presented loaves; and this is called the Holy place.
- Weymouth Bible

For a tabernacle was prepared. In the first part were the lampstand, the table, and the show bread; which is called the Holy Place.
- World English Bible

For the tabernacle was maad first, in which weren candilstikis, and boord, and setting forth of looues, which is seid hooli.
- Wycliffe Bible

for a tabernacle was prepared, the first, in which was both the lamp-stand, and the table, and the bread of the presence -- which is called `Holy;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 9:2


9:2 The first - The outward tabernacle. In which was the candlestick, and the table - The shewbread, shown continually before God and all the people, consisting of twelve loaves, according to the number of the tribes, was placed on this table in two rows, six upon one another in each row. This candlestick and bread seem to have typified the light and life which are more largely dispensed under the gospel by Him who is the Light of the world, and the Bread of life.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 9:2


Heb 9:2 For there was a tabernacle made. The tabernacle prepared at Sinai. See Ex 26:1-37. The first. The first room, or division, called the holy place. Wherein [was] the candlestick. See Ex 25:31-40. It was made of gold and had seven lamps for burning olive oil. Our space will not allow a discussion of the symbolical meaning of the furniture. And the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. Also in the holy place was a table on which were kept twelve loaves of bread, called shew bread. This table was overlaid with gold. See Le 24:5-9.

Discussion for Hebrews 9:2

  • All these things became obsolete...Christ became our sanctuary...our temple...with repentance our sins are marked paid in full.

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