Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice for sin—God promised to make a new covenant with Israel.
1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an ahigh priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the atrue btabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to aoffer.
4 aFor if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are bpriests that offer gifts according to the law:
5 Who serve unto the example and ashadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the btabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the cpattern shewed to thee in the mount.
6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the amediator of a better bcovenant, which was established upon better cpromises.
7 For if that first covenant had been afaultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of aJudah:
9 Not according to the acovenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my alaws into their bmind, and write them in their chearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their aunrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I bremember no more.
13 In that he saith, A anew covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth bold is ready to cvanish away.