6But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises. 7If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second covenant to replace it. 8But when God found fault with the people, he said: “The day is coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. 9This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt. They did not remain faithful to my covenant, so I turned my back on them, says the Lord. 10But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,#8:10 Greek after those days. says the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 11And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives,#8:11 Greek their brother. saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already. 12And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”#8:8-12 Jer 31:31-34. 13When God speaks of a “new” covenant, it means he has made the first one obsolete. It is now out of date and will soon disappear.