Bible: Hebrews 8:1-5

The High Priest of a Better Covenant

8:1 Now the main point of what we are saying is this: 1  We have such a high priest, one who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2  8:2 a minister in the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. 8:3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. So this one too had to have something to offer. 8:4 Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest, since there are already priests who offer 3  the gifts prescribed by the law. 8:5 The place where they serve is 4  a sketch 5  and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary, just as Moses was warned by God as he was about to complete the tabernacle. For he says, “See that you make everything according to the design 6  shown to you on the mountain.” 7 

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