1 Now the main point in what I am saying is this: We have such a High Priest as this, one who has taken His seat at the right hand of God's majestic throne in heaven 2 as officiating Priest in that sanctuary, which is also the true tent of worship, which the Lord and not man set up. 3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; so this High Priest too must have some sacrifice to offer, 4 However, if He were still on earth, He would not be a priest at all, because there are those who officiate in accordance with the law in offering the gifts; 5 and yet they officiate in a sanctuary that is a mere copy and shadow of the heavenly one, as Moses, when he was about to make the tent of worship, was warned, for, said He, "See to it that you make it all just like the pattern shown you on the mountain." 6 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.
7 For if the first covenant had been faultless, there could have been no room for a second one. 8 For, because He was dissatisfied with His people, He said: "'See; the time is coming,' says the Lord, 'When I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 9 Unlike the one that I made with their forefathers the day I took them by the hand to lead them out from the land of Egypt, for they did not abide by their covenant with me, so I did not care for them,' says the Lord. 10 'For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel in those days,' says the Lord; 'I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. And nevermore will each one need to teach his fellow-citizen, 11 And each one teach his brother, saying, "Know the Lord," For all will know me, from the lowest to the highest. 12 For I will be merciful to their deeds of wrong, and never, never any more will I recall their sins,'"