Heb. 9:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

oun (Greek #3767)
(adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly
KJV usage: and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
Pronounce: oon
Origin: apparently a primary word
men (Greek #3303)
properly, indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with 1161 (this one, the former, etc.)
KJV usage: even, indeed, so, some, truly, verily. Often compounded with other particles in an intensive or asseverative sense.
Pronounce: men
Origin: a primary particle
the first
protos (Greek #4413)
foremost (in time, place, order or importance)
KJV usage: before, beginning, best, chief(-est), first (of all), former.
Pronounce: pro'-tos
Origin: contracted superlative of 4253
covenant had
echo (Greek #2192)
(used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition)
KJV usage: be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.
Pronounce: ekh'-o
Origin: σχέω (skheh'-o)
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
dikaioma (Greek #1345)
an equitable deed; by implication, a statute or decision
KJV usage: judgment, justification, ordinance, righteousness.
Pronounce: dik-ah'-yo-mah
Origin: from 1344
of divine service
latreia (Greek #2999)
ministration of God, i.e. worship
KJV usage: (divine) service.
Pronounce: lat-ri'-ah
Origin: from 3000
, and
te (Greek #5037)
both or also (properly, as correlation of 2532)
KJV usage: also, and, both, even, then, whether. Often used in composition, usually as the latter participle.
Pronounce: teh
Origin: a primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition
hagion (Greek #39)
a sacred thing (i.e. spot)
KJV usage: holiest (of all), holy place, sanctuary.
Pronounce: hag'-ee-on
Origin: neuter of 40
kosmikos (Greek #2886)
terrene ("cosmic"), literally (mundane) or figuratively (corrupt)
KJV usage: worldly.
Pronounce: kos-mee-kos'
Origin: from 2889 (in its secondary sense)
hagion (Greek #39)
a sacred thing (i.e. spot)
KJV usage: holiest (of all), holy place, sanctuary.
Pronounce: hag'-ee-on
Origin: neuter of 40
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections

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Ministry on This Verse

1-10:  The description of the rites and bloody sacrifices of the law;
11-28:  which are far inferior to the dignity and perfection of the blood and sacrifice of Christ.
the first.
Heb. 9:10• 10Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. (Heb. 9:10)
Lev. 18:3‑4,30• 3After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
4Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God.
30Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God.
(Lev. 18:3‑4,30)
Lev. 22:9• 9They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I the Lord do sanctify them. (Lev. 22:9)
Num. 9:12• 12They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it. (Num. 9:12)
Ezek. 43:11• 11And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them. (Ezek. 43:11)
Luke 1:6• 6And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. (Luke 1:6)
or, ceremonies.
 The Jewish system had divine sanction till Christ came, accomplished His work, and took His seat on the right hand of the throne of the majesty in the heavens. Ritualism in the Christian congregation is not only ignorance but contempt, however unwitting, of the gospel as well as of the church, and what is graver still, of Christ's work and priesthood. (Hebrews 9:1-5 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

The first therefore also indeed had ordinances of servicec, and the sanctuary, a worldly oned.

JND Translation Notes

Latreia, from the same root as latreuo in ver. 6, see Note e.
The form of words here is greatly disputed. The grammatical order would require it to be translated "the holy universal order"; but the word, it is contended, does not exist with this sense. I have not ventured so to translate it. I doubt it to be the same as kosmion, "ornament." Kosmos is "the world," from the order which is in it. The tabernacle represented all this order, the pattern of heavenly things. Hence, if kosmikon be used, a neuter adjective for a substantive, or coined in this use, it would mean "the holy order of the tabernacle, which represented the vast scene in which God's glory is displayed in Christ." If not, we must say, "and the sanctuary, a worldly one." "A worldly sanctuary" is not the sense. "A worldly sanctuary" it is not, according to regular grammar and the constant usage of the Greek language.

W. Kelly Translation

The first then also had ordinances of service, and its sanctuary worldly1.

WK Translation Notes

first ^... sanctuary worldly: the Authorized Version did not follow the Text. Rec. in acknowledging σκηνή, Tabernacle. Like the Revisers, it supplies "covenant." No doubt the former was mistaken from 2. The rendering at the close in the Authorized Version is untenable; it should be, "the sanctuary a worldly one," rather than the Revisers’ form "its sanctuary, a sanctuary of this world." Mr. Green takes it as "the holy garniture," which is at least grammatical. (Bible Treasury 14:46)