Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such a high priest who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices; therefore, it is also necessary that this one have something to offer.
For if he were on earth, he should not even be a priest, being present still the other priests that offer gifts according to the law,
(who serve as an example and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed unto thee in the mount);
but now a more excellent ministry is his, in that he is the mediator of a better testament, which was established upon better promises.
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place should have been sought for the second.
For finding fault with them, he said, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new testament with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
not according to the testament 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 did not continue in my testament, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
For this is the testament that I will ordain to the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my laws into their soul and write them upon their hearts, and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
and no one shall teach his neighbour nor anyone his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
For I will reconcile their iniquities and their sins, and their iniquities I will remember no more.
In that he says, New, he has made the first old. Now that which decays and waxes old is ready to vanish away.