For there is one God and one intermediary 1 between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human, 2
and to Jesus, the mediator 1 of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s does. 2
If there is an angel beside him, one mediator 1 out of a thousand, to tell a person what constitutes his uprightness; 2
Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is one. 1
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
And so he is the mediator 1 of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised, 2 since he died 3 to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant.
The father of your nation 1 sinned; your spokesmen 2 rebelled against me.
Why then was the law given? 1 It was added 2 because of transgressions, 3 until the arrival of the descendant 4 to whom the promise had been made. It was administered 5 through angels by an intermediary. 6
If a man sins against a man, one may appeal to God on his behalf. But if a man sins against the Lord, who then will intercede for him?” But Eli’s sons 1 would not listen to their father, for the Lord had decided 2 to kill them.
Nor is there an arbiter 1 between us, who 2 might lay 3 his hand on us both, 4
and 1 he contends with God on behalf of man as a man 2 pleads 3 for his friend.
who 1 would take his 2 rod 3 away from me so that his terror 4 would not make me afraid.
But Jesus 1 said to him, “Man, 2 who made me a judge or arbitrator between you two?” 3
in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
All these were the sons of Heman, the king’s prophet. God had promised him these sons in order to make him prestigious. 1 God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
In Jerusalem Jehoshaphat appointed some Levites, priests, and Israelite family leaders to judge on behalf of the Lord 1 and to settle disputes among the residents of Jerusalem. 2
“I, the Lord, officially commission you; 1 I take hold of your hand. I protect you 2 and make you a covenant mediator for people, 3 and a light 4 to the nations, 5
This is the man who was in the congregation 1 in the wilderness 2 with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors, 3 and he 4 received living oracles 5 to give to you. 6
In the same way 1 God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, 2 and so he intervened with an oath,
This is what the Lord says: “At the time I decide to show my favor, I will respond to you; in the day of deliverance I will help you; I will protect you 1 and make you a covenant mediator for people, 2 to rebuild 3 the land 4 and to reassign the desolate property.