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Hebrews 8:6-13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree He is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been legally enacted on better promises.

A Superior Covenant

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one. But finding fault with His people,[a] He says:[b]

Look, the days are coming, says the Lord,
when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah—
not like the covenant
that I made with their ancestors
on the day I took them by their hands
to lead them out of the land of Egypt.
I disregarded them, says the Lord,
because they did not continue in My covenant.
10 But this is the covenant
that I will make with the house of Israel
after those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be My people.
11 And each person will not teach his fellow citizen,[c]
and each his brother, saying, “Know the Lord,”
because they will all know Me,
from the least to the greatest of them.
12 For I will be merciful to their wrongdoing,
and I will never again remember their sins.[d][e]

13 By saying, a new covenant, He has declared that the first is old. And what is old and aging is about to disappear.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 8:8 Lit with them
  2. Hebrews 8:8 Other mss read finding fault, He says to them
  3. Hebrews 8:11 Other mss read neighbor
  4. Hebrews 8:12 Other mss add and their lawless deeds
  5. Hebrews 8:12 Jr 31:31-34

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