The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews

Chapter 8

Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice for sin—God promised to make a new covenant with Israel.

 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an ahigh priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the atrue btabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to aoffer.

 aFor if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are bpriests that offer gifts according to the law:

 Who serve unto the example and ashadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the btabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the cpattern shewed to thee in the mount.

 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the amediator of a better bcovenant, which was established upon better cpromises.

 For if that first covenant had been afaultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of aJudah:

 Not according to the acovenant 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 continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my alaws into their bmind, and write them in their chearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

 12 For I will be merciful to their aunrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I bremember no more.

 13 In that he saith, A anew covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth bold is ready to cvanish away.