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Hebrews 8:6

8:6 But 1  now Jesus 2  has obtained a superior ministry, since 3  the covenant that he mediates is also better and is enacted 4  on better promises. 5 

Hebrews 8:12-13


8:12For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer. 6 

8:13 When he speaks of a new covenant, 7  he makes the first obsolete. Now what is growing obsolete and aging is about to disappear. 8 

1 sn The Greek text indicates a contrast between vv. 4-5 and v. 6 that is difficult to render in English: Jesus’ status in the old order of priests (vv. 4-5) versus his superior ministry (v. 6).

2 tn Grk “he”; in the translation the referent (Jesus) has been specified for clarity.

3 tn Grk “to the degree that.”

4 tn Grk “which is enacted.”

5 sn This linkage of the change in priesthood with a change in the law or the covenant goes back to Heb 7:12, 22 and is picked up again in Heb 9:6-15 and 10:1-18.

6 sn A quotation from Jer 31:31-34.

7 tn Grk “when he says, ‘new,’” (referring to the covenant).

8 tn Grk “near to disappearing.”

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