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Now of the things which we haue spoken, this is the summe: wee haue such an high Priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Maiestie in the heauens:
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A minister of the Sanctuary, and of the true Tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
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For euery high Priest is ordeined to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessitie that this man haue somewhat also to offer.
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For if he were on earth, he should not bee a Priest, seeing that there are Priests that offer gifts according to the Law:
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Who serue vnto the example and shadow of heauenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the Tabernacle.
For see (saith he) that thou make all things according to the paterne shewed to thee in the mount.
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But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministerie, by how much also he is the Mediatour of a better Couenant, which was established vpon better promises.
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For if that first Couenant had bene faultles, then should no place haue bene sought for the second.
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For finding fault with them, hee saith, Behold, the dayes come (saith the Lord) when I will make a new couenant with the house of Israel, and the house of Iudah.
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Not according to the Couenant that I made with their fathers, in the day when I tooke them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, because they continued not in my Couenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
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For this is the Couenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those dayes, saith the Lord: I wil put my Lawes into their minde, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shalbe to me a people.
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And they shall not teach euery man his neighbour, and euery man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: For all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
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For I will be mercifull to their vnrighteousnes, and their sins & their iniquities will I remember no more.
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In that he saith, A new Couenant, he hath made the first olde.
Now that which decayeth and waxeth old, is readie to vanish away.