Now indeed even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary.
a servant of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.
being only (with meats and drinks and various washings) fleshly ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation.
You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived: and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you; neither shall you walk in their statutes.
Therefore you shall keep my requirements, that you do not practice any of these abominable customs, which were practiced before you, and that you do not defile yourselves with them: I am Yahweh your God.'"
"'They shall therefore follow my requirements, lest they bear sin for it, and die therein, if they profane it. I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.
They shall leave none of it until the morning, nor break a bone of it. According to all the statute of the Passover they shall keep it.
If they be ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the form of the house, and its fashion, and its exits, and its entrances, and all its forms, and all its ordinances, and all its forms, and all its laws; and write it in their sight; that they may keep the whole form of it, and all its ordinances, and do them.
They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.
Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ.
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
In that he says, "A new covenant," he has made the first old. But that which is becoming old and grows aged is near to vanishing away.