THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Christ offered himself as a sacrifice for sin—God promised to make a new covenant with Israel.
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
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.
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:
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.
In that he saith, A anew covenant,
he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth bold is
ready to cvanish