9:9 This was a symbol for the time then present, when gifts and sacrifices were offered that could not perfect the conscience of the worshiper. 9:10 They served only for matters of food and drink 1 and various washings; they are external regulations 2 imposed until the new order came. 3
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.
1 tn Grk “only for foods and drinks.”
2 tc Most witnesses (D1 Ï) have “various washings, and external regulations” (βαπτισμοῖς καὶ δικαιώμασιν, baptismoi" kai dikaiwmasin), with both nouns in the dative. The translation “washings; they are… regulations” renders βαπτισμοῖς, δικαιώματα (baptismoi", dikaiwmata; found in such important
3 tn Grk “until the time of setting things right.”
4 tn Or “prefiguration.”
5 tn The word “sanctuary” is not in the Greek text at this point, but has been supplied for clarity.