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above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat.[a] Of these things we cannot speak now in detail.

Such preparations having been made, the priests go continually into the first tent[b] to carry out their ritual duties; but only the high priest goes into the second, and he but once a year, and not without taking the blood that he offers for himself and for the sins committed unintentionally by the people.

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  1. Hebrews 9:5 Or the place of atonement
  2. Hebrews 9:6 Or tabernacle

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