THE EPISTLE OF THE
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Hebrews 8 ©
1 The apostle relates from what is now proved what an excellent High Priest we have. 3 And also what kind of offering He must have. 4 Proves that His administration must not be like that of the other priests, who administered the type here upon earth, but that the same must be in heaven according to the heavenly representation. 6 Comes afterwards to the description of the excellence of the new Covenant whereof He is Mediator. 8 And rehearses out of Jeremiah 31 the institution and promises of the same. 13 And from here concludes that the old is done away.
NOW of the things which we have spoken this is 1the sum: Wea have such an high priest, whob is set on 2the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
A minister 3of the sanctuary, and of the 4true 5tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
6For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: whereforecit is of necessity that this man have 7somewhat also to offer.
For if he were on earth, 8he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts 9according to the law:
Whod serve unto the example and shadow of 10heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God whene he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to 11the pattern shewed 12to thee 13in the mount.
Butf now hath 14he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of 15a better covenant, which was 16established upon 17better promises.
For if that first covenant had been 18faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
For 19finding fault 20with them, he saith, Behold,g21the days come, saith the Lord, when I will 22make a new 23covenant 24with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Not according to the covenant that I made 25with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded 26them not, saith the Lord.
For this is the covenant that I 27will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; Ih will put my laws 28into their mind, and write them in their hearts: andi I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
Andj they shall 29not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for 30all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember 31no more.
32In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first 33old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready 34to vanish away.