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5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat ; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
6 Now when these things were thus ordained, P the Priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
7 But into the second went the High Priest alone ' once every year, not without blood, which
fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt. 2 Chr. v. 10 : There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
• Exod. xxv. 18, 22: Thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat. And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony. Lev. xvi. 2: And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother. 1 Kings, viji. 6, 7: And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims. For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.
P NUMB. xxviii. 3: This is the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the LORD; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering. Dan. viii. 1l: Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
4 Ver. 25. Exod. xxx. 10: Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements. Lev. xvi. 2, 11, 12, 15, 34: The LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat. And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for him, self: and he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the Lord, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail. Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and
he offered ' for himself, and for the errors of the people :
8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that tthe way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing :
9 Which was a figure 4 for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, "that could not make him that did the service perfect, 'as pertaining to the conscience ;
10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and > divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
* similitude, Co. Ma. Cr. Bi, Pu. Sreferring to the present time, Dod. rites, or ceremonies. A. V. bring his blood within the vail. And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year.
See on Heb. v. 3. * HEB. X. 19, 20. " See on John, xiv. 6.
" Ps. xl. 6, 7: Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire ; mine ears hast thou opened : burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, LO, I come : in the volume of the book it is written of me. Gal. iii. 21 : Is the law then against the promises of God ? God forbid : for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. Heb. vii, 18, 19 : There is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. For the law made nothing perfect. See on Acts, xiii. 39.
v Ps. li. 16, 17: For thou desirest not sacrifice ; else would I give it : thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit : a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
w See on Col. ii. 16.
* NUMB. xix. 7, &c: Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, &c.
y Eph. ii. 15: Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances ; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace. Col. ii. 20: Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the
been a lave promises of me. Gacome in the
11 But Christ being come an · High Priest of good things to come, bby a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but d by his own blood he entered in e once into the holy place, 'having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if & the blood of bulls and of goats, and
? for once, or, once for all. Ham.
rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances ? HEB. vii. 16: Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
z See on Heb. iii. 1.
f Dan. ix. 24 : Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness. 1 Cor. i. 30 : Of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
& Lev. xvi. 14, 15, 16, 18, 19: He shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward ; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times. Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat : and he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins. And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the LORD, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about. And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel. HEB. X. 4.
the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh :
14 How much more shall the i blood of Christ, who k through the eternal Spirit 8 l offered himself "without spot' to God, purge your conscience from dead works P to serve the living God ?
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, 10 that "by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are
8 Holy Spirit. Wh. O fault. A. V. 10 covenant. Ham. Wh. Pu.
h Numb. xix. 2, 17, &c: Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke.' For an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel, &c.
i See on Acts, xx. 28. I See on Rom. i. 4.
1 Tır. ii. 14: Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Heb. vii. 27 : Who needeth not daily, as those High Priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's : for this he did once, when he offered up himself. See on Heb. iii. l.
m Lev. xxii. 20: Whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye pot offer. Deut. xv. 21: If there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.
n Heb. i. 3: When he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. do. x. 22.
°Heb. vi. 1: Not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. P See on Rom. vi. 13, 22.
Hebviii. 6. See on 1 Tim. ii. 5. * Rom. iii. 25 : Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. do. v. 6: When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 1 PET. iii. 18: Christ also hath once suffered for sins.
* Heb. iii. 1: Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the
called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament "l is, there must also of necessity be 12 the death of the testator.
17 For ta testament is of force after men are dead : otherwise it is of no strength 13 at all while the testator liveth.
18 u Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated 11 without blood. .
19 For when Moses had spoken 'every precept to all the people according to the law, whe took the blood of calves and of goats, * with water, and scarlet 15 wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, " This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
21 Moreover ? he sprinkled with blood both the
11 covevant. Dod. Wh. 12 be brought in. A. V. 13 of no value. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Rh. 14 originally transacted. Dod. We. purified. A. V. 15 purple. A. V. heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.
Gal. iji. 15 : Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
u Exod. xxiv. 6, &c: And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar, &c.
Exod. xxiv. 3: And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments : and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
w Exod. xxiv. 5, 6, 8: And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD. And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words. See on ver. 13. * See Lev. xiv. 4, 6, 7, 49, 51, 52.
See on Mat. xxvi. 28. • Exod. xxix. 12, 36 : And thou shalt take of the blood of