Hebrews 8:6

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministerie, by how much also he is the Mediatour of a better Couenant, which was established vpon better promises.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But now hath he obtained a ministry the more excellent, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which hath been enacted upon better promises.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But now his position as priest is higher. because through him God has made a better agreement with man, based on the giving of better things.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's Bible

But, as a matter of fact, the ministry which Christ has obtained is all the nobler a ministry, in that He is at the same time the negotiator of a sublimer covenant, based upon sublimer promises.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

But now he hath getun a betere mynysterie, bi so myche as he is a mediatour of a betere testament, which is confermyd with betere biheestis.
- Wycliffe Bible

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,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 8:6


8:6 And now he hath obtained a more excellent ministry - His priesthood as much excels theirs, as the promises of the gospel (whereof he is a surety) excels those of the law. These better promises are specified, #Heb 8:10|,11: those in the law were mostly temporal promises.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 8:6


Heb 8:6 Now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry. More excellent than that of the Levitical priesthood. He serves in the heavenly sanctuary. He is the meditator. The high priest was a mediator, interceding with God for the people. Christ is the mediator of a better covenant with its more glorious promises; viz., the Gospel.

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