6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, because He is the Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no occasion would have been sought for a second. 8 For finding fault with them, God says:
“Surely 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,
9 not according to the covenant
that I made with their fathers
in the day when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of the land of Egypt;
because they did not continue in My covenant,
and I rejected them, says the Lord.
10 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;
and I will be their God,
and they shall be My people.
11 No longer shall every man teach his neighbor,
and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
for all shall know Me,
from the least of them to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful toward their unrighteousness,
and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
13 In speaking of a new covenant He has made the first one old. Now that which is decaying and growing old is ready to vanish away.