Hebrews 8 ©

1 Christ, our great high priest in the heavens, hath a more excellent ministry than the priests on earth: 6 as he is also the mediator of a better covenant than that which was given to Moses.


NOW of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: aWe have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;


bA minister 1of the sanctuary, and of cthe true *tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.


dFor every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.


For eif he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that 2there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:


Who serve funto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the *tabernacle: gfor, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.


hBut now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is ithe mediator of a better 3covenant, which was established upon better promises.


jFor if that first cov enant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.


For finding fault with them, he saith, kBehold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:


lNot according to the covenant mthat I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; nbecause they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.


For othis is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will p4put my laws into their mind, and write them 5in their hearts: and qI will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:


And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, rKnow the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.


sFor I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.


In that he saith, tA new cov enant, he hath made the first old. uNow that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.