Now of the things of which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such a High Priest, who is set on 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 of necessity that this Man have something also to offer.
For if He were on earth, He should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests who offer gifts according to the law,
and who serve unto the copy and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished by God when he was about to make the tabernacle. For,"See," saith He, "that thou make all things according to the pattern shown to thee on the mount."
But now hath He obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also He is the Mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.