1 Now of the things which we have spoken, [this is] the sum: We have such a high priest who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
2 [a] minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices; therefore, [it is] also necessary that this one have something to offer.
4 For if he were on earth, he should not even be a priest, being present still the other priests that offer gifts according to the law,
5 (who serve as an example and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was admonished [of God] when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern showed unto thee in the mount);
6 but now a more excellent ministry is his, in that he is the mediator of a better testament, which was established upon better promises.
7 For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then no place should have been sought for the second.
8 For finding fault with them, he said, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new testament with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
9 not according to the testament that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, because they did not continue in my testament, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
10 For this [is] the testament that I will ordain to the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my laws into their soul and write them upon their hearts, and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 and no one shall teach his neighbour nor anyone his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will reconcile their iniquities and their sins, and their iniquities I will remember no more.
13 In that he says, New, he has made the first old. Now that which decays and waxes old [is] ready to vanish away.: