8 A crowning point on the things being spoken:—Such a one as this have we as high-priest, Who hath sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,—
2 Of the Holy place a public minister And of the Real Tent which the Lord pitched and not man.
3 For every high-priest for the offering of both gifts and sacrifices is constituted; Whence it was necessary for this one also to have something which he might offer.
4 If indeed therefore he had been on earth He had not in that case even been a priest, Since there are those who are offering the gifts according to the law:—
5 Who indeed are rendering divine service with a glimpse and shadow of the heavenly things; Even as Moses hath received intimation when about to complete the tent,—For see! saith he—Thou shalt make all things according to the model which hath been pointed out to thee in the mount.
6 But now hath he attained unto a more distinguished public ministry,—By as much as of a better covenant also he is mediator, Which indeed upon better promises hath been legislated.
7 For if that first had been faultless, Not in that case for a second had there been sought a place.
8 For finding fault with them he saith—Lo! days are coming, saith the Lord, When I will conclude for the house of Israel and the house of Judah A covenant of a new sort:
9 Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers In the day when I took them by their hand to lead them forth out of the land of Egypt,—Because they abode not in my covenant And I disregarded them, saith the Lord.
10 Because this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel After those days saith the Lord:—Giving my laws into their understanding Upon their hearts also will I inscribe them: And I will become their God, And they shall become my people;
11 And in nowise shall they teach—Every one his fellow-citizen And every one his brother, Saying,—Get to know the Lord! Because all shall know me From the least unto the greatest of them;
12 Because propitious will I be as to their unrighteousnesses, And of their sins in nowise will I be mindful any more.
13 In saying Of a new sort he hath made obsolete the first; But the thing that is becoming obsolete and aged Is near disappearing!