Now in the things which we are saying, the main point is this. We have such a high priest, who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, 2a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man. 3For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer. 4For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are priests who offer the gifts in accordance with the Taurat; 5who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Musa was warned by Allah when he was about to make the tabernacle, for he said, "You must make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain." 6But now 'Isa has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. 7For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. 8But finding fault with them, he said,
"Behold, the days come," says Allah,
"That I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah;
9Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers,
In the day that 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 turned away from them," says the Lord.
10"This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days," says Allah;
"I will put my Taurat in their minds,
I will also write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
And they will be my people.
11They will no more teach every man his neighbour,
Or every man his brother, saying, 'Know Allah,'
For they will all know me,
From the least of them to the greatest of them.
12For I will forgive their wickedness,
And will remember their sins no more."
13In that he says, "A new covenant," he has made the first old. But that which is becoming old and grows aged is near to vanishing away.