9:23 So it was necessary for the sketches 1 of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, 2 but the heavenly things themselves required 3 better sacrifices than these. 9:24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation 4 of the true sanctuary 5 – but into heaven itself, and he appears now in God’s presence for us.
2 tn Grk “with these”; in the translation the referent (sacrifices) has been specified for clarity.
3 tn Grk “the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.”
4 tn Or “prefiguration.”
5 tn The word “sanctuary” is not in the Greek text at this point, but has been supplied for clarity.