Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a ahigh priest, who has taken His seat at bthe right hand of the throne of the bMajesty in the heavens,
a aminister in the sanctuary and in the btrue tabernacle, which the Lord cpitched, not man.
For every ahigh priest is appointed bto offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.
Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who aoffer the gifts according to the Law;
who serve aa copy and bshadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was cwarned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, "dSEE," He says, "THAT YOU MAKE all things ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN WHICH WAS SHOWN YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN."
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the amediator of ba better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.
For aif that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second.
For finding fault with them, He says,