Hebrews 8 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Our Better Covenant
8 Now this is the crowning point of what we are saying: We have a magnificent King-Priest who ministers for us at the right hand of God. He is enthroned with honor next to the throne of the Majesty on high. 2 He serves in the holy sanctuary in the true heavenly tabernacle[a] set up by God, and not by men. 3 Since every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, so the Messiah also had to bring some sacrifice. 4 But since he didn’t qualify to be an earthly priest, and there are already priests who offer sacrifices[b] prescribed by the law, he offered in heaven a perfect sacrifice.
5 The priests on earth serve in a temple that is but a copy modeled after the heavenly sanctuary; a shadow of the reality. For when Moses began to construct the tabernacle God warned him and said,
“You must precisely follow the pattern I revealed to you on Mt. Sinai.”[c]
6 But now Jesus the Messiah[d] has accepted a priestly ministry which far surpasses theirs, since he is the catalyst[e] of a better covenant which contains far more wonderful promises! 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless no one would have needed a second one to replace it. 8 But God revealed the defect and limitation of the first when he said to his people,[f]
“Look! The day will come, declares the Lord,
13 This proves that by establishing this new covenant the first is now obsolete, ready to expire, and about to disappear.[j]