The Epistle to the Hebrews

8:1 Now in the things which we are saying the chief point is this: We have such a high priest, who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, 8:2a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man. 8:3For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that this high priest also have somewhat to offer. 8:4Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are those who offer the gifts according to the law; 8:5who serve that which is a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses is warned of God when he is about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern that was showed thee in the mount. 8:6But now hath he obtained a ministry the more excellent, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which hath been enacted upon better promises. 8:7For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second. 8:8For finding fault with them, he saith,

 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord,

 That I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;

 8:9Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers

 In the day that I took them by the hand to lead them forth out of the land of Egypt;

 For they continued not in my covenant,

 And I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

 8:10For 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 on their heart also will I write them:

 And I will be to them a God,

 And they shall be to me a people:

 8:11And they shall not teach every man his fellow-citizen,

 And every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord:

 For all shall know me,

 From the least to the greatest of them.

 8:12For I will be merciful to their iniquities,

 And their sins will I remember no more.

8:13In that he saith, A new covenant he hath made the first old. But that which is becoming old and waxeth aged is nigh unto vanishing away.