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Hebrews 9:3

    Hebrews 9:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holy of holies;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And inside the second veil was the place which is named the Holy of holies;

    Webster's Revision

    And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holy of holies;

    World English Bible

    After the second veil was the tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holy of holies;

    Definitions for Hebrews 9:3

    Tabernacle - A tent, booth or dwelling.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 9:3

    And after the second veil - The first veil, of which the apostle has not yet spoken, was at the entrance of the holy place, and separated the temple from the court, and prevented the people, and even the Levites, from seeing what was in the holy place.

    The second veil, of which the apostle speaks here, separated the holy place from the holy of holies.

    The tabernacle, which is called the Holiest of all - That is, that part of the tabernacle which is called the holy of holies.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 9:3

    And after the second veil - There were two "veils" to the tabernacle. The one which is described in Exodus 26:36-37, was called "the hanging for the door of the tent," and was made of "blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen," and was suspended on five pillars of shittim-wood, overlaid with gold. This answered for a door to the whole tabernacle. The second or inner veil, here referred to, divided the holy from the most holy place. This is described in Exodus 26:31-33. It was made of the same materials as the other, though it would seem in a more costly manner, and with more embroidered work. On this veil the figures of the cherubim were curiously wrought. The design of this veil was to separate the holy from the most holy place; and in regard to its symbolical meaning we can be at no loss, for the apostle Paul has himself explained it in this chapter; see notes on Hebrews 9:8-14. "The tabernacle." That is, the inner tabernacle; or what more properly was called the tabernacle. The name was given to either of the two rooms into which it was divided, or to the whole structure.

    Which is called the Holiest of all - It was called "the Most Holy place;" "the Holy of Holies;" or "the Holiest of all." It was so called because the symbol of the divine presence - the "Shekinah" - dwelt there between the Cherubim.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 9:3

    9:3 The second veil divided the holy place from the most holy, as the first veil did the holy place from the courts.