Hebrews 9: So Christ was offered once, will appear a second time for salvation

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Hebrews 9
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Then indeed, even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and the earthly sanctuary.
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For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the sanctuary;
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and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All,
4
which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
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and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.
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Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services.
7
But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people's sins committed in ignorance;
8
the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing.
9
It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience;
10
concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.
11
But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
12
Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
13
For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,
14
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15
And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
16
For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
17
For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.
18
Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood.
19
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
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saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you."
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Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry.
22
And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
23
Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24
For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
25
not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another;
26
He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
27
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
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so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

Hebrews 9:1-5

Then indeed, even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and the earthly sanctuary

Hebrews 9:1-5
1
Then indeed, even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and the earthly sanctuary.
2
For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the sanctuary;
3
and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All,
4
which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
5
and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.

  1. What did even the first covenant have?
    • Hebrews 9:1
      Then indeed, even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and the earthly sanctuary.
  2. What was in the first part of the tabernacle?
    • Hebrews 9:2
      For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the sanctuary;
  3. What was behind the second veil?
    • Hebrews 9:3
      and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All,
  4. What had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant been overlaid with?
    • Hebrews 9:4
      which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
  5. What did Aaron’s rod do?
    • Hebrews 9:4
      which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
  6. What was above the tablets?
    • Hebrews 9:5
      and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.

Hebrews 9:6-10

It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience

Hebrews 9:6-10
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Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services.
7
But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people's sins committed in ignorance;
8
the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing.
9
It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience;
10
concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.

  1. Now when these things had been thus prepared, what would the priests do?
    • Hebrews 9:6
      Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services.
  2. Where did they go only once a year?
    • Hebrews 9:7
      But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people's sins committed in ignorance;
  3. Who did the he offer sacrifices for?
    • Hebrews 9:7
      But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people's sins committed in ignorance;
  4. What was the Holy Spirit indicating?
    • Hebrews 9:8
      the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing.
  5. What was this symbolic of?
    • Hebrews 9:9
      It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience;
  6. What was this concerning?
    • Hebrews 9:10
      concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.
         

Hebrews 9:11-15

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 9:11-15
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But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
12
Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
13
For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,
14
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15
And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

  1. How did Christ come as High Priest?
    • Hebrews 9:11
      But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
  2. What was His not with?
    • Hebrews 9:12
      Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
  3. What did He obtain?
    • Hebrews 9:12
      Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
  4. What did the blood of bulls and goats sanctify?
    • Hebrews 9:13
      For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,
  5. How does the blood of Christ cleanse your conscience?
    • Hebrews 9:14
      how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
  6. Why is He the Mediator of the new covenant?
    • Hebrews 9:15
      And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

Hebrews 9:16-22

For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator

Hebrews 9:16-22
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For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
17
For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.
18
Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood.
19
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
20
saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you."
21
Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry.
22
And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

  1. Where there is a testament (the will of a man before he dies), what must there also of necessity be?
    • Hebrews 9:16
      For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
  2. When is a testament not in force?
    • Hebrews 9:17
      For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.
  3. With what was the first covenant dedicated?
    • Hebrews 9:18
      Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood.
  4. What did Moses sprinkle on the book and all the people?
    • Hebrews 9:19
      For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
  5. What did Moses say?
    • Hebrews 9:20
      saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you."
  6. What else did he sprinkle with blood?
    • Hebrews 9:21
      Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry.
  7. And according to the law, what are almost all things are purified with?
    • Hebrews 9:22
      And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

Hebrews 9:23-28

So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation

Hebrews 9:23-28
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Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24
For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
25
not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another;
26
He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
27
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
28
so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

  1. What were these things copies of?
    • Hebrews 9:23
      Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
  2. Are the heavenly things better than these?
    • Hebrews 9:23
      Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
  3. Where did Christ enter?
    • Hebrews 9:24
      For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
  4. What are the better sacrifices?
    • Hebrews 9:24
      For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
  5. Who did He appear before for us?
    • Hebrews 9:24
      For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
  6. How often did He offer Himself?
    • Hebrews 9:25
      not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another;
  7. How often did the high priest enter the Most Holy Place?
    • Hebrews 9:25
      not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another;
  8. What has He appeared to put away?
    • Hebrews 9:26
      He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
  9. What did He sacrifice to do this?
    • Hebrews 9:26
      He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
  10. What has been appointed to man?
    • Hebrews 9:27
      And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
  11. How many times did Christ offer Himself?
    • Hebrews 9:28
      so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
  12. For whom will He appear for salvation?
    • Hebrews 9:28
      so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.