1. But there is indeed therefore, in the first [tabernacles], regulations of divine service, but in this one also, [there is] that which is holy and that which is of this world.
2. For a tabernacle had he constructed [and furnished] in the first one, with that which is the lamp stand, and the table, and with the shew bread set forth in it, of which we spoke of as the holy place.
3. But after the second veil, the [part of the] tabernacle is called the Holy of Holies.
4. Having the golden censer and the ark [box] of covenant, covered on every side with gold, in which was the golden jar made of gold, having the manna, and the rod of Aaron which sprouted forth new leaves, and the tablets of the covenant.
5. And over it those cherubim of glory, that are overshadowing the mercy seat, about which we are not at this time speaking of in any particular way.
6. But while these things were structured in this manner, truly into the first tabernacle those who are priests continually do enter to perform their sacred services.
7. But into the second [tent], the high priest only enters once in a year, not without blood, which he offers for himself and for those of the people for errors of ignorance.
8. By this, the Holy Spirit was signifying, that the way to the holy of holies had not yet been made plain, while the first tabernacle was still standing.
9. Which is a parable for the time that was in place, which was according to both gifts and sacrifices that are offered, but without the powers to perfect the conscience of those who officiated it.
10. Being only focused on foods, and drinks, and on different washings [baptisms], and ordinances [for the] justification of the flesh, until the time of the institution of uprightness.
11. But Christ for you became a high priest to do good things, through a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, for he is not of this creation.
12. It was not through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood he entered once and for all, into the holy of holies, having obtained for us eternal redemption.
13. For if the blood of bulls and goats, and ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are unclean, makes them holy to the purification of the flesh,
14. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works, to serve the living God.
15. And for this, he is the mediator of the new covenant, in that he died for the redemption of those who under the first covenant had transgressed, so that they might receive the promise [of blessing], [for] those who were called to the eternal inheritance.
16. For where there is a testament, death is necessary to bring it into force: [the death] of the one who sets up the testament.
17. For a testament upon the death [of the testator] is sure [becomes valid], since it has no validity [force or strength] while he yet lives, that is the testator.
18. Wherefore, not even the first [testament] was instituted without blood.
19. For when uttering each command to all the people, according to the law under Moses, he took the blood of bulls and goats, with water and purple wool, and hyssop, sprinkling it not only on himself, but also on the book and on all of the people.
20. Saying, ‘This is the blood of the covenant which he who is God commanded unto you.
21. And the tabernacle and also all the vessels of the ministry, he sprinkled likewise with blood.
22. And almost everything are made clean with blood according to the law, and without the shedding of blood, there is no remission .
23. It was necessary therefore, truly, for the representations of things that are in the heavens, that they be cleansed with these. But those things themselves that are heavenly, should be with better sacrifices than those [of the earthly].
24. For it was not into a holy place made with hands that Christ entered, which are antitype representation of the original, but unto the heavens itself, where now they are made plain before the face of God for our sake.
25. So that he would not offer himself frequently, as those high priests that entered into the holy of holies yearly with the blood of those.
26. Thereupon, he would necessarily have often experienced suffering from the foundation of the world. But now, once for all at the end of times, he has put away sin through the sacrifice of himself, he having manifested.
27. And as it is laid down that men should die once, and after that, the judgement,
28. Even so also the Christ, having once [for all] offered himself, to bear the sins of many, [he came] out of the second [tabernacle] without sin, to be gazed at by those patiently waiting upon him for their deliverance .
Started translation 8:21 am 15th February, 2017; Completed translation 22:49 pm 15th February, 2017.