The boring first covenant
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and
a worldly sanctuary.
For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick,
and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of
Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round
about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod
that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we
cannot now speak particularly.
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the
first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not
without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the
The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was
not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both
gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect,
as pertaining to the conscience;
Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal
ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater
and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of
The ark of the covenant was covered with gold.
Inside the ark was a golden pot filled with manna,
Aaron's budded rod, and the stone tablets. 
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered
in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Jesus redeemed us with his own blood. 
13For if the blood of
bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean,
sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
If unclean flesh is purified with the blood of bulls and goats,
and the ashes of a heifer,
14How much more shall the
blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without
spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
then it'll be made even more clean with Christ's blood.
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means
of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first
testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal
In this way Jesus is the mediator of the new testament.
Those who are called,
receive an eternal inheritance through his death.
For where a testament is, there must also of necessity
be the death of the
For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no
strength at all while the testator liveth.
Because where a testament is,
there must be death.
Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
There's never been a testament without blood.
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the
law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool,
and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
Moses took the blood of calves and goats
and sprinkled the book and the people.
Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto
This is the blood of the testament that God has given you.
Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels
of the ministry.
God sprinkled blood on the tabernacle
and all the vessels of the ministry.
And almost all things
are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no
It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens
should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with
better sacrifices than these.
For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are
the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the
presence of God for us:
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth
into the holy place every year with blood of others;
Almost everything is purged with blood.
Without blood there is no remission.
For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world:
but now once in the
end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of
Now, at the end of the world, 
Christ appeared and sacrificed himself.
And as it is appointed
unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that
look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.