Thomson(i) 6 Now then He hath more noble services allotted to him, in as much as he is the mediator of a better covenant, which is established on better promises. 7 For if the first covenant had been faultless there would have been no occasion for a second 8 for finding fault with them he saith, "Behold days are coming, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and the house of Judah. 9 not such a covenant as I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt; because they did not abide by that covenant of mine, therefore I took no care of them, saith the Lord. 10 This is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel, After these days, saith the Lord, adapting my laws to their understanding I will write them on their hearts: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 11 And they shall no more teach, every one his neighbour, and every one his brother, saying, Know the Lord; for all shall know me from the least to the greatest of them; 12 for I will be merciful to their iniquities, and no more remember their sins and their transgressions." 13 By calling this a new covenant he hath antiquated the first. Now that which is antiquated, and grown old, is near being abolished.