Hebrews 8:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises.

King James Bible
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

Darby Bible Translation
But now he has got a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is mediator of a better covenant, which is established on the footing of better promises.

World English Bible
But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which on better promises has been given as law.

Young's Literal Translation
and now he hath obtained a more excellent service, how much also of a better covenant is he mediator, which on better promises hath been sanctioned,

Hebrews 8:6 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry - His office of priesthood is more excellent than the Levitical, because the covenant is better, and established on better promises: the old covenant referred to earthly things; the new covenant, to heavenly. The old covenant had promises of secular good; the new covenant, of spiritual and eternal blessings. As far as Christianity is preferable to Judaism, as far as Christ is preferable to Moses, as far as spiritual blessings are preferable to earthly blessings, and as far as the enjoyment of God throughout eternity is preferable to the communication of earthly good during time; so far does the new covenant exceed the old.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

obtained.

Hebrews 8:7-13 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second...

2 Corinthians 3:6-11 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills...

the mediator.

Hebrews 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things that that of Abel.

Galatians 3:19,20 Why then serves the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made...

covenant. or, testament. See on ch.

Hebrews 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

Hebrews 9:15-20 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death...

was established. [Nomotheteo,] 'was ordained (or established) by law.'

upon.

Hebrews 8:10-12 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, said the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind...

Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God...

Galatians 3:16-21 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed...

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature...

Library
Christ Our Mediator. --Continued.
"But now hath he [Christ] obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also He is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises" (Heb. viii. 6). Having considered Christ's preparatory work, His earthly mission, we wish now to consider His office and work as mediator between God and men. Christ sought no additional honor because of His message to men and suffering on their account. On the contrary, He prayed: "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self,
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel

God in the Covenant
But I have been thinking for the last two or three days, that the covenant of grace excels the other covenant most marvelously in the mighty blessings which it confers. What does the covenant of grace convey? I had thought this morning of preaching a sermon upon "The covenant of grace; what are the blessings it gives to God's children?" But when I began to think of it, there was so much in the covenant, that if I had only read a catalogue of the great and glorious blessings, wrapped up within its
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

Sanctification.
I. I will remind you of some points that have been settled in this course of study. 1. The true intent and meaning of the law of God has been, as I trust, ascertained in the lectures on moral government. Let this point if need be, be examined by reference to those lectures. 2. We have also seen, in those lectures, what is not, and what is implied in entire obedience to the moral law. 3. In those lectures, and also in the lectures on justification and repentance, it has been shown that nothing is
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

The Ascension
"So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken unto them, was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen." MARK 16:19-20 (R.V.) WE have reached the close of the great Gospel of the energies of Jesus, His toils, His manner, His searching gaze, His noble indignation, His love of children, the consuming zeal by virtue of which He was not more truly the
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Jeremiah 50:5
They will ask the way to Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the LORD in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.

Luke 22:20
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

Galatians 3:20
A mediator, however, implies more than one party; but God is one.

Ephesians 2:12
remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,

Hebrews 7:22
Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.

Hebrews 8:8
But God found fault with the people and said: "The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.

Jump to Previous
Agreement Based Better Christ Covenant Enacted Established Excellent Fact Footing Higher Jesus Law Matter Mediator Ministry Negotiator Nobler Obtained Position Priest Promises Received Sanctioned Superior Theirs Time
Jump to Next
Agreement Based Better Christ Covenant Enacted Established Excellent Fact Footing Higher Jesus Law Matter Mediator Ministry Negotiator Nobler Obtained Position Priest Promises Received Sanctioned Superior Theirs Time
Links
Hebrews 8:6 NIV
Hebrews 8:6 NLT
Hebrews 8:6 ESV
Hebrews 8:6 NASB
Hebrews 8:6 KJV

Hebrews 8:6 Bible Apps
Hebrews 8:6 Biblia Paralela
Hebrews 8:6 Chinese Bible
Hebrews 8:6 French Bible
Hebrews 8:6 German Bible

Hebrews 8:6 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Hebrews 8:5
Top of Page
Top of Page