More of the excellence of the priesthood of Christ and of the New Testament.
1 Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of majesty in the heavens,
Capitulum autem super ea quae dicuntur : Talem habemus pontificem, qui consedit in dextera sedis magnitudinis in caelis,
2 A minister of the holies, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord hath pitched, and not man.
sanctorum minister, et tabernaculi veri, quod fixit Dominus, et non homo.
3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that he also should have some thing to offer.
Omnis enim pontifex ad offerendum munera, et hostias constituitur : unde necesse est et hunc habere aliquid, quod offerat.
4 If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest: seeing that there would be others to offer gifts according to the law,
Si ergo esset super terram, nec esset sacerdos : cum essent qui offerent secundum legem munera,
5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things. As it was answered to Moses, when he was to finish the tabernacle: See (saith he) that thou make all things according to the pattern which was shewn thee on the mount.
qui exemplari, et umbrae deserviunt caelestium. Sicut responsum est Moysi, cum consummaret tabernaculum : Vide ( inquit) omnia facito secundum exemplar, quod tibi ostensum est in monte.
6 But now he hath obtained a better ministry, by how much also he is a mediator of a better testament, which is established on better promises.
Nunc autem melius sortitus est ministerium, quanto et melioris testamenti mediator est, quod in melioribus repromissionibus sancitum est.
7 For if that former had been faultless, there should not indeed a place have been sought for a second.
Nam si illud prius culpa vacasset, non utique secundi locus inquireretur.
8 For finding fault with them, he saith: Behold, the days shall come, saith the Lord: and I will perfect unto the house of Israel, and unto the house of Juda, a new testament:
Vituperans enim eos dicit : Ecce dies venient, dicit Dominus : et consummabo super domum Israel, et super domum Juda, testamentum novum,
9 Not according to the testament which I made to their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt: because they continued not in my testament: and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
non secundum testamentum quod feci patribus eorum in die qua apprehendi manum eorum ut educerem illos de terra Aegypti : quoniam ipsi non permanserunt in testamento meo : et ego neglexi eos, dicit Dominus.
10 For this is the testament which I will make to the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my laws into their mind, and in their heart will I write them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:
Quia hoc est testamentum quod disponam domui Israel post dies illos, dicit Dominus : dando leges meas in mentem eorum, et in corde eorum superscribam eas : et ero eis in Deum, et ipsi erunt mihi in populum :
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me from the least to the greatest of them:
et non docebit unusquisque proximum suum, et unusquisque fratrem suum, dicens : Cognosce Dominum : quoniam omnes scient me a minore usque ad majorem eorum :
12 Because I will be merciful to their iniquities, and their sins I will remember no more.
quia propitius ero iniquitatibus eorum, et peccatorum eorum jam non memorabor.
13 Now in saying a new, he hath made the former old. And that which decayeth and groweth old, is near its end.
Dicendo autem novum : veteravit prius. Quod autem antiquatur, et senescit, prope interitum est.