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Hebrews 8:3-5 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; hence it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. 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 Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to 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 They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary; for when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, "See that you make everything according to the pattern which was shown 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."