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Hebrews 8 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Christ Is Our High Priest
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:1 - Here is the main point: We have a High Priest who sat down in the place of honor beside the throne of the majestic God in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:2 - There he ministers in the heavenly Tabernacle,[fn] the true place of worship that was built by the Lord and not by human hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:3 - And since every high priest is required to offer gifts and sacrifices, our High Priest must make an offering, too.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:4 - If he were here on earth, he would not even be a priest, since there already are priests who offer the gifts required by the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:5 - They serve in a system of worship that is only a copy, a shadow of the real one in heaven. For when Moses was getting ready to build the Tabernacle, God gave him this warning: “Be sure that you make everything according to the pattern I have shown you here on the mountain.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:6 - But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises.
(Jer 31:31–34 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:7 - If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second covenant to replace it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:8 - But when God found fault with the people, he said:
“The day is coming, says the LORD,
when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel and Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:9 - This covenant will not be like the one
I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
and led them out of the land of Egypt.
They did not remain faithful to my covenant,
so I turned my back on them, says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:10 - But this is the new covenant I will make
with the people of Israel on that day,[fn] says the LORD:
I will put my laws in their minds,
and I will write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:11 - And they will not need to teach their neighbors,
nor will they need to teach their relatives,[fn]
saying, ‘You should know the LORD.’
For everyone, from the least to the greatest,
will know me already.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:12 - And I will forgive their wickedness,
and I will never again remember their sins.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:13 - When God speaks of a “new” covenant, it means he has made the first one obsolete. It is now out of date and will soon disappear.
NLT Footnotes
Or tent; also in 8:5.
Exod 25:40; 26:30.
Jer 31:31-34.
Jer 31:31-34.
Greek after those days.
Jer 31:31-34.
Greek their brother.
Jer 31:31-34.
Jer 31:31-34.

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