8 Here is the point of what we are saying. We have a high priest like that. He sat down at the right hand of the throne of the King, the Majesty in heaven. 2He serves in the sacred tent. The Lord set up the true holy tent. A mere man did not set it up.
4What if he were on earth? Then he would not be a priest. There are already priests who offer the gifts required by the law. 5They serve at a sacred tent. But it is only a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. That’s why God warned Moses when he was about to build the holy tent. God said, “Be sure to make everything just like the pattern I showed you on the mountain.” (Exodus 25:40)
“A new day is coming, says the Lord.
I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel.
I will also make it with the people of Judah.
I made with their people of long ago.
That was when I took them by the hand.
I led them out of Egypt.
My new covenant will be different because they didn’t remain faithful to my old covenant.
So I turned away from them,
says the Lord.
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds.
I will write them on their hearts.
I will be their God.
And they will be my people.
And he will not teach his friend anymore.
He will not say, ‘Know the Lord.’
Everyone will know me.
From the least important of them to the most important,
all of them will know me.
I will not remember their sins anymore.” (Jeremiah 31:31–34)
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