1 Now in the things which are being said the chief point is this: We have such a aHigh Priest, who sat down on the bright hand of the cthrone of the dMajesty in the 1heavens,
2 A 1aMinister of the 2bholy places, even of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.
3 For every high priest is established for the aoffering of both 1gifts and sacrifices; hence it is necessary that this One also have something which He may boffer.
4 Now then if He were on earth, He would not be a Priest at all, there being those who offer the gifts according to the law,
5 Who serve the 1aexample and bshadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to complete the tabernacle; for, c“See,” He said, “that you make all things according to the pattern that was shown to you in the mountain.”
6 But now He has obtained a more excellent 1ministry inasmuch as He is also the 2aMediator of a 3bbetter ccovenant, which has been 4enacted upon 5better dpromises.
7 For if that 1afirst covenant had been faultless, no 2place would have been bsought for a 1second.
8 For finding fault with them He says, a“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, and I will consummate a bnew covenant upon the house of Israel and upon the house of Judah,
9 Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord.
10 For athis is the covenant which I will covenant with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will impart My 1laws into their 2mind, and on their hearts I will 3inscribe them; and 4I will be God to them, and 5they will be a people to Me.
11 And they shall by no means each ateach his fellow citizen and each his brother, saying, 1Know the Lord; for all will 1know Me from the little one to the great one among them.
12 For aI will be 1propitious to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins I shall by no means remember anymore.”
13 In saying, A anew covenant, He has made the 1first old. But that which is becoming old and growing decrepit is near to bdisappearing.
1 Now then the afirst covenant also had bordinances of service, and its 1csanctuary was of dthis world.
2 For a atabernacle was prepared, the first, in which were the blampstand and the ctable and the dloaves that were set forth, which is called the eHoly Place;
3 And after the second aveil, a btabernacle, which is called the cHoly of Holies,
4 1Having a agolden 2altar and the bark of the covenant covered about everywhere with gold, in which were the golden 3cpot that had the manna and Aaron’s drod that budded and the etablets of the covenant,
5 And above it acherubim of glory overshadowing the 1bpropitiation place, concerning which it is not now the time to speak in detail.
6 Now these things having been thus prepared, ainto the bfirst tabernacle the priests enter ccontinually, accomplishing their worship;
7 But into the asecond, only the bhigh priest enters, conce a year and not without dblood, which he offers for ehimself and for the 1sins of ignorance of the fpeople,
8 The aHoly Spirit thus making this clear, that the 1bway of the cHoly of Holies has not yet been manifested while the dfirst tabernacle still has itsstanding,
9 Which is a 1afigure for the present time. According to this tabernacle both 2bgifts and sacrifices are offered, which are cunable to perfect, according to dconscience, him who worships,
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