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Hebrews 9 Commentary

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Hebrews 9:1-7 meaning

The Old Covenant had regulations for worship, and the Pauline Author explains some of them here. He will then proceed to show how these look forward to and teach of Jesus. 

Hebrews 9:8-10 meaning

The law and the tabernacle served as a representation of Christ and the true tabernacle in heaven, and now that Christ has come it is fulfilled. The truths demonstrated inside the tabernacle are now to be a reality within the tabernacle of the human bodies of believers, in their conscience.

Hebrews 9:11-12 meaning

Christ’s priestly ministry is better than that of the Old Covenant. He entered the greater tabernacle, through His own blood, and He did it once for all.

Hebrews 9:13-15 meaning

If the blood of animals was able to cleanse sins, then through the blood of Christ we will gain much more, leading to a life of constructive service to God and freedom from a cluttered conscience.

Hebrews 9:16-22 meaning

Death is necessary to validate a covenant; death played a role in the Old and the New Covenants. 

Hebrews 9:23-28 meaning

Christ's sacrifice was better than any previous sacrifices: He offered it in the presence of God, the blood of the sinless Son was offered, and it was offered once for all.