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Hebrews 8 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Here is the point of what we are saying: We have a high priest who sits on the right side of God's throne 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 Our high priest serves in the Most Holy Place, the true place of worship that was made by God, not by humans. 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.
3 Every high priest has the work of offering gifts and sacrifices to God. So our high priest must also offer something to God. 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 our high priest were now living on earth, he would not be a priest, because there are already priests here who follow the law by offering gifts to God. 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 The work they do as priests is only a copy and a shadow of what is in heaven. This is why God warned Moses when he was ready to build the Holy Tent: "Be very careful to make everything by the plan I showed you on 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 the priestly work that has been given to Jesus is much greater than the work that was given to the other priests. In the same way, the new agreement that Jesus brought from God to his people is much greater than the old one. And the new agreement is based on promises 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 If there had been nothing wrong with the first agreement, there would have been no need for a second agreement. 7 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another.
8 But God found something wrong with his people. He says: "Look, the time is coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new agreement with the people of Israel and the people 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 It will not be like the agreement I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of Egypt. But they broke that agreement, and I turned away from them, 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 This is the agreement I will make with the people of Israel at that time, says the Lord. I will put my teachings in their minds and write them on their hearts. 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 People will no longer have to teach their neighbors and relatives to know the Lord, because all people will know me, from the least to the most important. 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 I will forgive them for the wicked things they did, and I will not remember their sins anymore." 12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
13 God called this a new agreement, so he has made the first agreement old. And anything that is old and worn out is ready to disappear. 13 By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.