9:24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation 2 of the true sanctuary 3 – but into heaven itself, and he appears now in God’s presence for us.
1 tn Grk “But Christ, when he came,” introducing a sentence that includes all of Heb 9:11-12. The main construction is “Christ, having come…, entered…, having secured…,” and everything else describes his entrance.
2 tn Or “prefiguration.”
3 tn The word “sanctuary” is not in the Greek text at this point, but has been supplied for clarity.