Modern Literal Version
[Hebrews 8]

     8:1 Now a summation on the things which we are saying is this: we have such a high-priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, 8:2 a minister* of the holy-places and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched and not man. 8:3 For* every high-priest is designated, *that* he may offer both gifts and sacrifices; hence it is necessary for this man to alsohave something that he may offer. 8:4 Now if he indeed was upon the earth, he would not even be a priest, seeing there are the priests who offer the gifts according to the law; 8:5 who gives-divine service to what is a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just-as Moses was divinely-warned when he was about to finish the tabernacle; for* he says, You will make* all things according to the pattern that was shown to you in the mountain. {Ex 25:40}8:6 But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry*, inasmuch as he is also the intermediary of a better covenant*, which has been instituted upon better promises.

     8:7 For* if that first covenant* had been blameless, then no place would have been sought for a second. 8:8 For* finding-fault with them, he says, 'Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, That I will accomplish a new covenant* upon the house of Israel and upon the house of Judah; 8:9 not according to the covenant* that I made* with their fathers in the day that I took them by their hand to lead them forth out of the land of Egypt, because they did not remain in my covenant* and I neglected them, says the Lord. 8:10 Because this is the covenant* that I will covenant* with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I willgive my laws into their mind and I will also write them upon their hearts. And I will be a God to them and they will be covenanted into a people for me; 8:11 and they may never*need to teach, saying, Know the Lord; to each one his fellow-citizen and each one his brother, because all will know me, from the little ones to the great ones of them. 8:12 Because I will be lenient to their unrighteousness; I may never* remember their lawlessness and their sins anymore.' {Jer. 31:31-34}

     8:13 In the saying, a new covenant*, the first has become-obsolete. But what becomes-obsolete and is aged, it is near to disappearing.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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