8 Now the main point of what is being said is this: We have this kind of high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, k 2 a minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that was set up by the Lord and not man. l 3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts m and sacrifices; therefore it was necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. 4 Now if He were on earth, He wouldn’t be a priest, since there are those n offering the gifts prescribed by the law. 5 These serve as a copy and shadow o of the heavenly things, as Moses was warned when he was about to complete the tabernacle. For God said, Be careful that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain. p q 6 But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree He is the mediator r of a better covenant, s which has been legally enacted on better promises. t
Look, 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—
that I made with their ancestors
on the day I took them by their hands
to lead them out of the land of Egypt.
I disregarded them, says the Lord,
because they did not continue in My 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. w
11 And each person will not teach his fellow citizen, x
and each his brother, saying, “Know the Lord,”
because they will all know Me,
from the least to the greatest of them. y
13 By saying, a new covenant, He has declared that the first is old. And what is old and aging is about to disappear. c
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