In this chapter the apostle pursues his former subject, the priesthood of Christ. And, I. He sums up what he had already said, Heb. 8:1, 2. II. He sets before them the necessary parts of the priestly office, Heb. 8:3-5. And, III. Largely illustrates the excellency of the priesthood of Christ, by considering the excellency of that new dispensation or covenant for which Christ is the Mediator, Heb. 8:6-13.