1 Now a summary of the things of which we are speaking [is], We have such a one high priest who has sat down on [the] right hand of the throne of the greatness in the heavens;
References for Hebrews 8:1
    • a 8:1 - Or 'the chief point.' The difference is small; it expresses what it results in, in the writer's mind, as the substance of the things of which we are speaking. 'The things of which we are speaking' is the present subject which occupies him: it heads up in this.
    • b 8:1 - Or 'such a high priest.'
    • c 8:1 - Or 'set himself down,' as ch. 1.3.
      2 minister of the holy places and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord has pitched, [and] not man.
      3 For every high priest is constituted for the offering both of gifts and sacrifices; whence it is needful that this one also should have something which he may offer.
      4 If then indeed he were upon earth, he would not even be a priest, there being those who offer the gifts according to the law,
      5 (who serve the representation and shadow of heavenly things, according as Moses was oracularly told [when] about to make the tabernacle; for See, saith He, that thou make all things according to the pattern which has been shewn to thee in the mountain.)
      References for Hebrews 8:5
        • d 8:5 - See Ex. 25.40.
          6 But now he has got a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is mediator of a better covenant, which is established on the footing of better promises.
          References for Hebrews 8:6
            • e 8:6 - Leitourgia: see ver. 2.
            • f 8:6 - Hostis: as Matt. 7.24, 'which is such as.'
            • g 8:6 - That is, formally established as by a law.
              7 For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.
              8 For finding fault, he says to them, Behold, days come, saith the Lord, and I will consummate a new covenant as regards the house of Israel, and as regards the house of Juda;
              References for Hebrews 8:8
                • h 8:8 - See Jer. 31.31-34.
                • i 8:8 - The 'and' here I take to represent the Hebrew word translated 'that' in Jer. 31.31.
                • j 8:8 - Kainos: see ch.12.24.
                • k 8:8 - 'As regards' indicates the object in respect of which the covenant was made.
                  9 not according to the covenant which I made to their fathers in [the] day of my taking their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because *they* did not continue in my covenant, and *I* did not regard them, saith [the] Lord.
                  10 Because this [is] the covenant that I will covenant to the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: Giving my laws into their mind, I will write them also upon their hearts; and I will be to them for God, and *they* shall be to me for people.
                  11 And they shall not teach each his fellow-citizen, and each his brother, saying, Know the Lord; because all shall know me in themselves, from [the] little one [among them] unto [the] great among them.
                  References for Hebrews 8:11
                    • l 8:11 - I add 'in themselves,' to distinguish the word here, oida (which means consciousness in oneself), from the word translated 'know the Lord,' which is from ginosko, meaning knowledge in general.
                      12 Because I will be merciful to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins and their lawlessnesses I will never remember any more.
                      References for Hebrews 8:12
                        • m 8:12 - Or 'in no wise.' A double negative, augmenting its force.
                          13 In that he says New, he has made the first old; but that which grows old and aged [is] near disappearing.
                          References for Hebrews 8:13
                            • n 8:13 - Kainos: see ch. 12.24.