11 As for you,
because of the blood of your covenant,(A)
I will release your prisoners
from the waterless cistern.(B)

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22 So Jesus has also become the guarantee of a better covenant.(A)

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But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree He is the mediator(A) of a better covenant,(B) which has been legally enacted on better promises.(C)

A Superior Covenant

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one. But finding fault with His people,[a] He says:[b]

Look, the days are coming, says the Lord,
when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah—
not like the covenant
that I made with their ancestors
on the day I took them by their hands
to lead them out of the land of Egypt.
I disregarded them, says the Lord,
because they did not continue in My covenant.
10 But 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 minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be My people.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 8:8 Lit with them
  2. Hebrews 8:8 Other mss read finding fault, He says to them

15 Therefore, He is the mediator(A) of a new covenant,[a](B) so that those who are called might receive the promise(C) of the eternal inheritance, because a death has taken place for redemption from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 9:15 The Gk word used here and in vv. 15-18 can be translated covenant, will, or testament.

24 to Jesus (mediator(A) of a new covenant(B)), and to the sprinkled blood, which says better things than the blood of Abel.(C)

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