The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

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 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: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.

For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in 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.

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 Judah:

Not according to the covenant 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.

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

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.

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.” – Hebrews 8 (KJV)




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  1. 1 The main point of what we are saying is this: We have the kind of high priest who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven. 2 He is the minister in the Holy Place, which is the true sanctuary, which the Lord set up, not man. 3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices, and for that reason this priest also needed to have something that he offered.

    4 If this priest were on earth, he would not even be a priest, because there are priests[a] who are designated by the law to offer gifts. 5 They serve at a place that is a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary, a place exactly like that about which Moses was told when he was about to complete the tent.[b] For God said, “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown to you on the mountain.”[c]

    6 But now, Jesus has obtained a ministry that is as much superior as the covenant that he mediates is better, because it has been established on the basis of better promises. 7 Indeed, if that first covenant were without fault, there would have been no reason to look for a second. 8 But because God found fault with the people, he said:[d]

    Look, the days are coming, says the Lord,
    when I will make a new covenant
    with the house of Israel
    and with the house of Judah.
    9 It will not be like the covenant
    that I made with their forefathers
    at the time when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt.
    Because they did not remember my covenant,
    I ignored them, says the Lord.
    10 This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord.

    I will put my laws into their mind,
    and I will write them on their hearts.
    I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.
    11 Never again will a man teach his fellow citizen[e]
    or his brother, saying, “Know the Lord,”
    because they will all know me,
    from the least of them to the greatest.
    12 For I will be merciful in regard to their unrighteousness,
    and I will not remember their sins any longer.[f]

    13 When God said “new,” he made the first covenant obsolete, and something that is obsolete and growing old is going to disappear. – Hebrews 8 (EHV)

    Footnotes:
    [a] Hebrews 8:4 Some witnesses to the text read those.
    [b] Hebrews 8:5 Traditionally tabernacle
    [c] Hebrews 8:5 Exodus 25:40
    [d] Hebrews 8:8 Some witnesses to the text read Since he found fault, he said to them.
    [e] Hebrews 8:11 Some witnesses to the text read neighbor.
    [f] Hebrews 8:12 Jeremiah 31:31-34

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