Hebrews 8 New American Standard Bible

The Mediator of a New Covenant

8 1  Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest , who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens , 2  a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle , which the Lord pitched , not man . 3  For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices ; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer . 4  Now if He were on earth , He would not be a priest at all , since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law ; 5  who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things , just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle ; for, " SEE ," He says , "THAT YOU MAKE all things ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN WHICH WAS SHOWN YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN ."

6  But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry , by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant , which has been enacted on better promises . 7  For if that first covenant had been faultless , there would have been no occasion sought for a second . 8  For finding fault with them, He says , " BEHOLD , DAYS ARE COMING , SAYS THE Lord , WHEN I WILL EFFECT A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH ; 9  NOT LIKE THE COVENANT WHICH I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS ON THE DAY WHEN I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO LEAD THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT ; FOR THEY DID NOT CONTINUE IN MY COVENANT , AND I DID NOT CARE FOR THEM, SAYS THE Lord . 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 I WILL WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS . AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD , AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE . 11  AND THEY SHALL NOT TEACH EVERYONE HIS FELLOW CITIZEN , AND EVERYONE HIS BROTHER , SAYING , 'KNOW THE Lord ,' FOR ALL WILL KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST TO THE GREATEST OF THEM. 12  " FOR I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR INIQUITIES , AND I WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO e MORE ." 13  When He said , " A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete . But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear .

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