Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

But now hath he obtained a ministry the more excellent, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which hath been enacted upon better promises.

New American Standard Bible

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree He is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been legally enacted on better promises.

International Standard Version

However, Jesus has now obtained a more superior ministry, since the covenant he mediates is founded on better promises.

A Conservative Version

But now he has obtained a superior ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a superior covenant, which has been enacted upon superior promises.

Amplified

But as it now is, He [Christ] has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is as much superior and more excellent [than the old] as the covenant (the agreement) of which He is the Mediator (the Arbiter, Agent) is superior and more excellent, [because] it is enacted and rests upon more important (sublimer, higher, and nobler) promises.

An Understandable Version

But now Jesus has obtained a ministry that is as far superior [to that of the Levitical priesthood] as the [New] Agreement, of which He is the Mediator, is better [than the old one], because it has been enacted on better promises.

Anderson New Testament

But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as he is the mediator of a better covenant, which is established with reference to better promises.

Bible in Basic English

But now his position as priest is higher. because through him God has made a better agreement with man, based on the giving of better things.

Common New Testament

But as it is, he has obtained a ministry which is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Our high priest then has obtained a priesthood so much the more excellent, as he is the mediator of a better alliance, established upon better promises.

Darby Translation

But now he has got a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is mediator of a better covenant, which is established on the footing of better promises.

Godbey New Testament

but now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, insomuch that he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been founded on better promises.

Goodspeed New Testament

But, as it is, the priestly service to which Christ has been appointed is as much better than the old as the agreement established by him and the promises on which it is based are superior to the former ones.

John Wesley New Testament

And now he hath obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much better a covenant he is a mediator of, which is established upon better promises.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but now a more excellent ministry is his, in that he is the mediator of a better testament, which was established upon better promises.

Julia Smith Translation

And now he has attained a more distinguished office, in how much also he is mediator of a better covenant, which was legislated upon better promises.

King James 2000

But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But now he has attained a more excellent ministry, by as much as he is also mediator of a better covenant which has been enacted upon better promises.

Modern King James verseion

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much He is also the Mediator of a better covenant, which was built upon better promises.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now hath he obtained a more excellent office, inasmuch as he is the mediator of a better testament, which was made for better promises.

Moffatt New Testament

As it is, however, the divine service he has obtained is superior, owing to the fact that he mediates a superior covenant, enacted with superior promises.

Montgomery New Testament

But Jesus has obtained a better ministry, by so much as he is also Mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted upon better promises.

NET Bible

But now Jesus has obtained a superior ministry, since the covenant that he mediates is also better and is enacted on better promises.

New Heart English Bible

But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which on better promises has been given as Law.

Noyes New Testament

But now he hath obtained a more excellent ministry, in proportion as he is the mediator of a better covenant, which hath been established upon better promises.

Sawyer New Testament

but now he has obtained a more excellent service, by as much also as he is the mediator of a better covenant, which is established on better promises.

The Emphasized Bible

But, now, hath he attained unto, a more distinguished public ministry, - by as much as of a better covenant also he is, mediator, which indeed, upon better promises, hath been legislated.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But now hath Christ obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as he is the mediator of a better covenant, which hath been established on better promises.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But Jesus, as we see, has obtained a ministry as far excelling theirs, as the Covenant of which he is the intermediary, based, as it is, on better promises, excels the former Covenant.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

But, as a matter of fact, the ministry which Christ has obtained is all the nobler a ministry, in that He is at the same time the negotiator of a sublimer covenant, based upon sublimer promises.

Williams New Testament

But, as the case with Him now stands, He has entered upon a priestly service as much superior to theirs as the covenant of which He is the Mediator is superior to theirs, superior because it has been enacted upon superior promises.

World English Bible

But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which on better promises has been given as law.

Worrell New Testament

but now he hath obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much also as He is Mediator of a better covenant, which, indeed, has been enacted on better promises.

Worsley New Testament

But now He hath obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which is established upon better promises.

Youngs Literal Translation

and now he hath obtained a more excellent service, how much also of a better covenant is he mediator, which on better promises hath been sanctioned,

Themes

Advocate » SAVIOUR » Became Mediator between God and Man

Better » SUPERIORITY OF THE NEW DISPENSATION (over the Old) » Shown in the Key-word "Better", in the Epistle of Hebrews » Better Covenant

Better » SUPERIORITY OF THE NEW DISPENSATION (over the Old) » Shown in the Key-word "Better", in the Epistle of Hebrews » Better Promises

Christ » SPECIAL MARKS OF DIVINITY » His Pre-eminence

Christ, the High Priest » Superior to Aaron and the Levitical priests

Christ, the Mediator » Of the gospel covenant

Covenant, the » Christ, the Mediator of

Dispensation, New » General References to

Dispensation, New » Superiority of over the old shown in the Key-word "Better", in the Epistle of Hebrews » Better Covenant

Dispensation, New » Superiority of over the old shown in the Key-word "Better", in the Epistle of Hebrews » Better Promises

Divinity » Of Christ » SPECIAL MARKS OF DIVINITY » His Pre-eminence

Excellency and Glory of Christ, the » As Mediator

High Priest, the » Inferior to Christ in » Being of the order of Aaron

Jesus, The Christ » Mediation of » General references

Jesus, The Christ » Priesthood of Jesus: » Superior to Aaron and the Levitical priests

Mediator » Christ as

New » Dispensation » General References to » Better Covenant

New » Dispensation » General References to » Better Promises

Preeminence » Of Christ

Promises of God, the » Confirmed by an oath

Promises of God, the » Covenant established upon

Saviour, Christ Our » Became Mediator between God and Man

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

νυνί 
Nuni 
Usage: 21

τυγχάνω 
Tugchano 
obtain, be, chance, little, enjoy, may be, not tr,
Usage: 11

διάφορος 
Diaphoros 
Usage: 4

λειτουργία 
Leitourgia 
Usage: 6

by how much
ὅσος 
Hosos 
Usage: 76


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

μεσίτης 
mesites 
Usage: 6

of a better
κρείττων 
Kreitton 
Usage: 19

διαθήκη 
Diatheke 
Usage: 29

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

νομοθετέω 
Nomotheteo 
Usage: 2

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

κρείττων 
Kreitton 
Usage: 19

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hebrews 8:6

Context Readings

The Mediator Of A New And Better Covenant

5 who serve that which is a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses is warned of God when he is about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern that was showed thee in the mount. 6 But now hath he obtained a ministry the more excellent, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which hath been enacted upon better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.


Cross References

Hebrews 7:22

by so much also hath Jesus become the surety of a better covenant.

Hebrews 12:24

and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better than that of Abel.

2 Corinthians 3:6-11

who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

Luke 22:20

And the cup in like manner after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, even that which is poured out for you.

Romans 9:4

who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God , and the promises;

Galatians 3:16-21

Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Titus 1:2

in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal;

Hebrews 8:7-13

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.

Hebrews 9:15-20

And for this cause he is the mediator of a new covenant, that a death having taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, they that have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

2 Peter 1:4

whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust.



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