Hebrews 8 [6.] But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which on better promises has been given as law. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
Hebrews 8 [8.] For finding fault with them, he said,
“Behold,[b] the days come”, says the Lord,
“that 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,
in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt;
for they didn’t continue in my covenant,
and I disregarded them,” says the Lord.
For 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 mind,
I will also write them on their heart.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
They will not teach every man his fellow citizen,[c]
and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
for all will know me,
from their least to their greatest.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness.
I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more.”[d]
Hebrews 8 [13.] In 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.
b. Hebrews 8:8 “Behold”, from “ἰδοὺ”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.
c. Hebrews 8:11 TR reads “neighbor” instead of “fellow citizen”.
d. Hebrews 8:12 Jeremiah 31:31-34.