Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

Bible References

The patterns

Hebrews 9:9
which [was] a symbol for the present time, in which both the gifts and sacrifices which were offered were not able to perfect the worshiper with respect to the conscience,
Hebrews 8:5
who serve a sketch and shadow of the heavenly [things], just as Moses was warned [when he] was about to complete the tabernacle, for he says, "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern which was shown to you on the mountain."
Hebrews 10:1
For the law, possessing a shadow of the good [things] that are about to come, not the form of things itself, [is] never able {year by year} by means of the same sacrifices which they offer without interruption to make perfect those who draw near.
Colossians 2:17
which are a shadow of what is to come, but the reality [is] Christ.

The heavenly

Hebrews 9:11
But Christ has arrived [as] a high priest of the good [things] to come. Through the greater and more perfect tent not made by hands, that is, not of this creation,
Hebrews 10:4
For [it is] impossible [for] the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Luke 24:26
Was it not necessary [that] the Christ suffer these [things] and enter into his glory?"
John 14:3
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, so that where I am, you may be also.
1 Peter 1:19
but with the precious blood of Christ, like [that of] an unblemished and spotless lamb
Revelation 5:9
And they were singing a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slaughtered, and bought [people] for God by your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation,

General references

Leviticus 9:9
Then Aaron's sons presented the blood to him, and he dipped his finger in the blood, and he put [it] on the altar's horns, and he poured out the blood on the altar's base.
Leviticus 16:18
"Then he shall go out to the altar that [is] {before} Yahweh, and he shall make atonement for it; and he shall take {some of} the bull's blood and {some of} the goat's blood, and he shall put [it] all around on the altar's horns.
Numbers 19:6
The priest will take cedar wood, hyssop, and crimson thread, and he will throw them in the midst of {the burning heifer}.
Deuteronomy 5:2
Yahweh our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.
Luke 24:26
Was it not necessary [that] the Christ suffer these [things] and enter into his glory?"