Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an
high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, 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 offer.
For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are
priests that offer gifts according to the law:
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was
admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith
he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is
the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better
For if that first covenant had been faultless, 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 Judah:
Not according to the covenant 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.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after
those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write
them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a
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
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their
iniquities will I remember no more.
In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that
which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.