Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such an high priest who is set on the right hand of the throne of majesty in the heavens,
A minister of the holies and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord hath pitched, and not man.
For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that he also should have some thing to offer.
If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest: seeing that there would be others to offer gifts according to the law.
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things. As it was answered to Moses, when he was to finish the tabernacle: See (saith he) that thou make all things according to the pattern which was shewn thee on the mount.
But now he hath obtained a better ministry, by how much also he is a mediator of a better testament which is established on better promises.
For if that former had been faultless, there should not indeed a place have been sought for a second.