1 And the summary to the things spoken: We have such a chief priest, who sat on the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 2 A workman of holy things, and of the true tent, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 3 For every chief priest is appointed to bring in gifts and sacrifices also: wherefore it is necessary also for this to have something which he might bring. 4 For if truly he were upon earth, he would not be a priest, there being priests bringing in gifts according to the law; 5 Who serve the pattern and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was given an intimation of the divine will, being about to complete the tent: for, See, says he, thou make all things according to the type shewed thee in the mount. 6 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.
7 For if that first was faultless, then place was not to be sought for the second. 8 For rebuking them, he says, Behold, the days come, says the Lord, and I will complete for the house of Israel and for the house of Judah a new covenant: 9 Not according to the covenant which I made to their fathers in the day of my taking their hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; for they remained not in my covenant, and I heeded them not, says the Lord. 10 For this the covenant which I will set to the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord; giving my laws into their mind, and upon their hearts will I write them: and I will be to them for God, and they shall be to me for a people: 11 And they should not teach each his neighbor, and each his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from their little even to their great ones. 12 For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and their sins and their injustices will I remember no more.
13 In saying new, he has made the first old. And that made old and becoming weak is near destruction.