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and above it, cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat.[a] But it is not now possible to speak in detail about these things.

Now with these things prepared this way,

the kohanim
    do continually enter
        into the outer tent[b]
            while completing the services;
        but into the inner,[c]
    once a year,

the kohen gadol alone[d]—and not without blood which he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins[e] of the people.

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  1. Hebrews 9:5 cf. Exod. 25:18-19.
  2. Hebrews 9:6 Lit. first tent, i.e. the Holy Place; cf. Exod. 27:20-21.
  3. Hebrews 9:7 Lit. second, i.e. the Holy of Holies; cf. Lev. 16:2, 34.
  4. Hebrews 9:7 cf. Exod. 30:10; Lev. 16:15, 34.
  5. Hebrews 9:7 cf. Num. 15:22, 30.

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