The first couenaunt then had verylye iustifiyng ordinaunces, seruinges of God, and worldlye holynesse.
For there was a fore tabernacle made, wherein was the lyght, and the table, and the shewe bread, whiche is called holy.
But after the seconde vayle [was] a tabernacle, which is called holyest of al:
Which had the golden senser, and the arke of the couenaunt ouerlaide rounde about with golde, wherin was the golden pot hauyng Manna, and Aarons rodde that had budded, and the tables of the couenaunt:
And ouer it, the Cherubins of glorie, shadowyng the mercie seate: Of which thynges we can not nowe speake particulerlie.
When these thynges were thus ordeyned, the priestes went alwayes into the first tabernacle, accomplishyng the seruice of God.
But into ye seconde (went) the hye priest alone once euery yere, not without blood, which he offered for hym selfe, & for the ignorauncies of the people.
The holy ghost this signifiyng, that the waye of holy thinges was not yet opened, whyle as yet the first tabernacle was standyng:
Whiche (was) a similitude for the tyme then preset, in which were offred giftes and sacrifices, that coulde not make the worshipper perfect as parteining to the conscience,
With only meates and drynkes, and diuers wasshynges, and iustifiynges of the flesshe, which were layde vp vntyll the tyme of reformation.
But Christe beyng come an hye priest of good thynges that shoulde be, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with handes, that is to say, not of this buyldyng,
Neither by the blood of Goates and Calues: but by his owne blood he entred in once into the holy place, & founde eternall redemption.
For if the blood of Oxen & of Goates, and the asshes of a young Cowe, sprinklyng the vncleane, sanctifieth to the purifiyng of the flesshe:
Howe much more the blood of Christe, which through the eternall spirite offered hym selfe without spot to God, shall purge your conscience fro dead workes, to serue the lyuyng God?
And for this cause is he the mediatour of the newe couenaunt, that through death, which was for the redemption of the transgressions [that were] vnder the first couenaunt, they whiche are called myght receaue the promise of eternall inheritaunce.
For where as is a testament, there must also of necessitie be the death of him that maketh it.
For a testament is confirmed when men are dead: for it is yet of no value, as long as he that maketh the testamet is alyue.
For which cause also, neither the firste [testament] was dedicated without blood.
For when Moyses had spoken euery precept to all the people according to the lawe, takyng the blood of Calues and of Goates, with water & purple wooll and ysope, he sprynkled both the booke it selfe, and all the people,
Saying: This [is] the blood of the testament, whiche God hath enioyned vnto you.
And lykewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministerie.
And almost all thynges are by ye lawe pourged with blood, and without sheddyng of blood is no remission.
It is neede then that the paterne of heauenly thynges, be purified with such thynges: but the heauenly thynges the selues (be purified) with better sacrifices then are those.
For Christe is not entred into the holy places made with handes (which are) paternes of true thynges: but into heauen it selfe, nowe to appeare in the syght of God for vs.
Not that he shoulde offer him selfe often, as the hye priest entreth into the holy places euery yere in strauge blood:
(For then must he haue often suffred sence the foundation of the worlde) But nowe once in the ende of the world hath he appeared, to put away sinne, by the sacrifice of hym selfe.
And as it is appoynted vnto men once to dye, and after this the iudgement:
Euen so, Christe once offered to take away the sinnes of many, the seconde time shalbe seene without sinne, of them which wayte for hym vnto saluation.