Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Amplified

But as it is, Christ has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is more excellent [than the old Levitical priestly ministry], for He is the Mediator (Arbiter) of a better covenant [uniting God and man], which has been enacted and rests 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.

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,

Interlinear

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

now
νυνί 
Nuni 
now
Usage: 21

hath he obtained a
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

the mediator
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 These priests serve [in a sanctuary] that is [only] a copy and a foreshadow of the heavenly one. Now Moses was warned [by God] when he was about to build the Tabernacle, for God said [Ex. 25:40], "See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain [i.e., Mount Sinai]." 6 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. 7 For if that first Agreement had been faultless, then there would have been no need for a second one.


Cross References

Hebrews 7:22

So therefore, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better Agreement [between God and mankind].

Hebrews 12:24

and to Jesus, the Mediator of a New Agreement [between God and mankind], and to the sprinkled blood [of Jesus], which says better things [to us] than [the blood of] Abel did. [Note: The contrast seems to be that "Abel's blood called for vengeance and death (See Gen. 4:10) whereas the blood of Christ provides mercy and life"].

2 Corinthians 3:6-11

He has also made us competent as ministers of a New Agreement [i.e., between Himself and mankind]. It is not [an agreement] based [merely] on a written document [i.e., such as the law of Moses], but on the Holy Spirit, for the written document brings [spiritual] death [See Rom. 8:2], but the Holy Spirit brings [never ending] life.

Luke 22:20

And in the same way He took [another] cup, after the [Passover] meal, and said, "This cup is [i.e., represents] the New Agreement [i.e., between God and mankind] made by my blood, which is [to be] poured out for you.

Romans 9:4

the Israelites. These people are God's adopted children; they have [experienced] His glorious presence; they have [received] His Agreements; they have been given the law of Moses; they possess the [Temple] service and the promises [of God].

Galatians 3:16-21

Now [specific] promises were made to Abraham and to his seed [i.e., descendants]. [God] did not say "seeds" [plural] as though He were referring to many persons but "seed" [singular] showing that He meant one [descendant]; [Gen. 13:15 says] "And to your seed," referring to Christ.

Titus 1:2

[and provides] hope for never ending life. God, who cannot lie, promised this [life] before the beginning of time,

Hebrews 8:7-13

For if that first Agreement had been faultless, then there would have been no need for a second one.

Hebrews 9:15-20

Therefore, Christ is the Mediator of a New Agreement, so that [all] those people who have been called [by God] can receive the promise of the never ending inheritance. [This is possible because] a death has taken place for the redemption of [people's] sins who lived under the first Agreement.

2 Peter 1:4

By these [blessings] He has given to us the precious and tremendous promises, so that you people may share in His divine nature, [after] having escaped the world's corruption, caused by evil desires.

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