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Hebrews 8

  7 If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second covenant to replace it.8 But 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.
9 This 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.
10 But this is the new covenant I will make
  with the people of Israel on that day,* 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.
11 And they will not need to teach their neighbors,
  nor will they need to teach their relatives,*
  saying, 'You should know the LORD.'
For everyone, from the least to the greatest,
  will know me already.
12 And I will forgive their wickedness,
  and I will never again remember their sins."*

13 When 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 It is now out of date and will soon disappear.

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8:10 Greek after those days.
8:11 Greek their brother.
8:8-12 Jer 31:31-34.

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