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King James Version.
Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We
such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the
Majesty in the heavens;
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle,
the Lord pitched, and not man.
For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and
wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to
For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing
there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things,
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 pattern
shewed to thee in the mount.
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how
also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established
upon better promises.
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should
place have been sought for the second.
For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days
saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of
Israel and with the house of Judah:
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers
the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of
Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them
not, saith the Lord.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house
Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their
mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and
they shall be to me a people:
And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every
his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the
least to the greatest.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their
and their iniquities will I remember no more.
In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first
Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
Orthodox Library, Pascha, 2008.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest Peter,
Catherine, Zoë, Cosmas, Damian, Nicholas, Patrick, Patrick,
the departed Nicholas,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!