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Hebrews 8 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now of the things we are saying this is the chief point: We have such a high priest, who has taken his place at the right hand of God's high seat of glory in heaven, 1 The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,
2 As a servant of the holy things and of the true Tent, which was put up by God, not by man. 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.
3 Now every high priest is given authority to take to God the things which are given and to make offerings; so that it is necessary for this man, like them, to have something for an offering. 3 Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer.
4 If he had been on earth he would not have been a priest at all, because there are other priests who make the offerings ordered by the law; 4 If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already men who offer the gifts prescribed by the law.
5 Being servants of that which is a copy and an image of the things in heaven, as Moses, when he was about to make the Tent, had special orders from God: for, See, he said, that you make everything like the design which you saw in the mountain. 5 They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."
6 But now his position as priest is higher. because through him God has made a better agreement with man, based on the giving of better things. 6 But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises.
7 For if that first agreement had been as good as possible, there would have been no place for a second. 7 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another.
8 For, protesting against them, he says, See, the days are coming when I will make a new agreement with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah; 8 But God found fault with the people and said: "The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
9 Not like the agreement which I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand, to be their guide out of the land of Egypt; for they did not keep the agreement with me, and I gave them up, says the Lord. 9 It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord.
10 For this is the agreement which I will make with the people of Israel after those days: I will put my laws into their minds, writing them in their hearts: and I will be their God, and they will be my people: 10 This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
11 And there will be no need for every man to be teaching his brother, or his neighbour, saying, This is the knowledge of the Lord: for they will all have knowledge of me, great and small. 11 No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.
12 And I will have mercy on their evil-doing, and I will not keep their sins in mind. 12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
13 When he says, A new agreement, he has made the first agreement old. But anything which is getting old and past use will not be seen much longer. 13 By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.