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Hebrews 8:7–12

A SUPERIOR COVENANT

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one. But finding fault with his people,D he says:E

See, the days are coming, says the Lord,

when I will make a new covenant

with the house of Israel

and with the house of Judah—

not like the covenant

that I made with their ancestors

on the day I took them by the hand

to lead them out of the land of Egypt.

I showed no concern for them, says the Lord,

because they did not continue in my covenant.

10 For this is the covenant

that I will make with the house of Israel

after those days, says the Lord:

I will put my laws into their minds

and write them on their hearts.

I will be their God,

and they will be my people.p

11 And each person will not teach his fellow citizen,F

and each his brother or sister, saying, “Know the Lord,”

because they will all know me,

from the least to the greatest of them.q

12 For I will forgive their wrongdoing,

and I will never again remember their sins.G,H,r

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