For this reason he is the mediator of a better covenant that, a death having taken place for redemption from sins under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the eternal inheritance promised to them.
May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of an eternal covenant,
equip you with every good thing for doing his will, doing in you what is well-pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for the ages of the ages. Amen.
But now Christ has obtained a ministry as much more excellent as the covenant of which he is mediator is better and based upon better promises.
who has fitted us to be servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the spirit. For the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.
This is an allegory. For these women are the two covenants, one from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery. This is Hagar.
Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia. She represents the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery along with her children.
But the Jerusalem on high is free and she is our mother.