27 who has no daily need, like those high priests, to (A)offer up sacrifices, (B)first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because He did this (C)once for all time when He (D)offered up Himself.

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For every (A)high priest is appointed (B)to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer. Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are [a]those who (C)offer the gifts according to the Law; who serve (D)a copy and (E)shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses [b]was (F)warned by God when he was about to erect the [c]tabernacle; for, “(G)See,” He says, “that you make all things by the pattern which was shown to you on the mountain.” But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, to the extent that He is also the (H)mediator of (I)a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.

A New Covenant

For (J)if that first covenant had been free of fault, no [d]circumstances would have been sought for a second. For in finding fault with [e]the people, He says,

(K)Behold, days are coming, says the Lord,
[f]When I will bring about (L)a new covenant
With the house of Israel and the house of Judah,
(M)Not like the covenant which I made with their fathers
On the day I took them by the hand
To bring them out of the land of Egypt;
For they did not continue in My covenant,
And I did not care about them, says the Lord.
10 (N)For this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, declares the Lord:
[g]I will put My laws into their minds,
And write them (O)on their hearts.
And I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.
11 (P)And they will not teach, each one his fellow citizen,
And each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
For (Q)they will all know Me,
From [h]the least to the greatest of them.
12 (R)For I will be merciful toward their wrongdoings,
(S)And their sins I will no longer remember.”

13 [i]When He said, “(T)A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. (U)But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is [j]about to disappear.

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  1. Hebrews 8:4 I.e., temple priests
  2. Hebrews 8:5 Lit has been
  3. Hebrews 8:5 Or sacred tent
  4. Hebrews 8:7 Lit place
  5. Hebrews 8:8 Lit them
  6. Hebrews 8:8 Lit And
  7. Hebrews 8:10 Lit Putting my laws into...
  8. Hebrews 8:11 Lit small to great of them
  9. Hebrews 8:13 Or In His saying
  10. Hebrews 8:13 Or near destruction

which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly (A)both gifts and sacrifices are offered which (B)cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,

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11 Every priest stands daily ministering and (A)offering time after time the same sacrifices, which (B)can never take away sins;

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