6 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.
A New Covenant
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second.8 For finding fault with them, He says,
“Behold, days are coming, says the Lord, [a]When I will effecta new covenant With the house of Israel and with the house of Judah; 9 Not like the covenant which I made with their fathers On the day when I took them by the hand To lead them out of the land of Egypt; For they did not continue in My covenant, And I did not care for them, says the Lord. 10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel After those days, says the Lord: [b]I will put My laws into their minds, And I will write themon their hearts. And I will be their God, And they shall be My people. 11 “And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen, And everyone his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ Forall will know Me, From[c]the least to the greatest of them. 12 “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And I will remember their sins no more.”
13 [d]When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is [e]ready to disappear.
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