Hebreus 8

1 Now a summary of the things of which we are speaking {is}, We have such a one high priest who has sat down on {the} right hand of the throne of the greatness in the heavens;

2 minister of the holy places and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord has pitched, {and} not man.

3 For every high priest is constituted for the offering both of gifts and sacrifices; whence it is needful that this one also should have something which he may offer.

4 If then indeed he were upon earth, he would not even be a priest, there being those who offer the gifts according to the law,

5 (who serve the representation and shadow of heavenly things, according as Moses was oracularly told {when} about to make the tabernacle; for See, saith He, that thou make all things according to the pattern which has been shewn to thee in the mountain.)

6 But now he has got a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is mediator of a better covenant, which is established on the footing of better promises.

7 For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.

8 For finding fault, he says to them, Behold, days come, saith the Lord, and I will consummate a new covenant as regards the house of Israel, and as regards the house of Juda;

9 not according to the covenant which I made to their fathers in {the} day of my taking their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because *they* did not continue in my covenant, and *I* did not regard them, saith {the} Lord.

10 Because this {is} the covenant that I will covenant to the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: Giving my laws into their mind, I will write them also upon their hearts; and I will be to them for God, and *they* shall be to me for people.

11 And they shall not teach each his fellow-citizen, and each his brother, saying, Know the Lord; because all shall know me in themselves, from {the} little one {among them} unto {the} great among them.

12 Because I will be merciful to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins and their lawlessnesses I will never remember any more.

13 In that he says New, he has made the first old; but that which grows old and aged {is} near disappearing.

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