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Hebrews 8:6

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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 

XREF

Ro 9:4; 2Co 3:6-11; Ga 3:16-21; Ga 3:19,20; Tit 1:2; Heb 7:22; Heb 8:7-13; Heb 8:10-12; Heb 9:15-20; Heb 12:24; 2Pe 1:4

NET © Notes

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).

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

tn Grk “to the degree that.”

tn Grk “which is enacted.”

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.



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