hebrews 8 commentary

10. make with--Greek, "make unto." Hebrews: New Testament Commentary Series, by Ray C. Stedman 7 In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire." "Hebrews 1:8, ESV: "But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom." I. Notice the freeness of this pardon; its fulness; its fixedness. pitched--Greek, "fixed" firmly. write--Greek, "inscribe." In all obedience and worship, we should keep close to God's word, which is the only and perfect standard. established--Greek, "enacted as a law." which--Greek, "one which" [ALFORD]: inasmuch as being one which. If on earth, He would not be a priest in the sense of the law of Moses ("according to the law" is emphatic). God once wrote his laws to his people, now he will write his laws in them; he will give them understanding to know and to believe his laws; he will give them memories to retain them; he will give them hearts to love them, courage to profess them, and power to put them in practice. Hebrews Chapter 8 of the Jimmy Swaggart Bible Commentary HEBREWS CHAPTER 8: (1) “NOW OF THE THINGS WHICH WE HAVE SPOKEN THIS IS THE SUM: WE HAVE SUCH AN HIGH PRIEST, WHO IS SET ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF THE MAJESTY IN THE HEAVENS;” The composition is: 1. The law is not in itself blamed, but the people who had not observed it. For--The oldest manuscripts read, "accordingly then." 9. A suitable expression as to the new covenant, which perfected what the old could not (compare end of Hebrews 8:9 , with end of Hebrews 8:10 ). * 1 The main point of what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a 2 a minister of the sanctuary * and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. Hebrews 8:8 The word "new" is translated from the Greek word kaine. (1-6) The great excellence of the new covenant above the former. It is for . I will put--literally, "(I) giving." A key theme of the book of Hebrews, in fact, is the idea that God's plan does not change. Hebrews 8 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries For (hoti) is a term of explanation - What is the writer explaining? Therefore, His sacerdotal "ministry" must be "in the heavens," not on earth ( Hebrews 8:1 ). Hebrews 1:8-9 derived from Psalm 45:7-8 (6, 7). "This prophecy forms the third part of the third trilogy of the three great trilogies into which Jeremiah's prophecies may be divided: Jeremiah 21-25, against the shepherds of the people; Jeremiah 26-29, against the false prophets; Jeremiah 30 and 31, the book of restoration" [DELITZSCH in ALFORD]. p. 172; Kühner, II. The new covenant enables us to obey by the Spirit's inward impulse producing love because of the forgiveness of our sins. 8. finding fault with them--the people of the old covenant, who were not made "faultless" by it ( Hebrews 8:7 ); and whose disregard of God's covenant made Him to "regard them not" ( Hebrews 8:9 ). But the covenant here referred to, was that made with Israel as a nation, securing temporal benefits to them. Much of the book of Hebrews is, according to chapter 8, focused on Jesus Christ's qualifications for fulfilling His responsibilities within the spiritual process that God has instituted under the New Covenant. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. faultless--perfect in all its parts, so as not to be found fault with as wanting anything which ought to be there: answering all the purposes of a law. Hebrews 1:8 Parallel Verses [ See commentary ]Hebrews 1:8, NIV: "But about the Son he says, 'Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. Israel--comprising the before disunited ( Hebrews 8:8 ) ten tribes' kingdom, and that of Judah. The Hebrews regarded not God, so God, in righteous retribution, regarded them not. The Levitical high priests, even when they entered the Holiest Place once a year, only STOOD for a brief space before the symbol of God's throne; but Jesus SITS on the throne of the Divine Majesty in the heaven itself, and this for ever ( Hebrews 10:11 Hebrews 10:12 ). This is interesting because, while it does mean "new" in terms of time, the emphasis in the use of the word, when compared to something of the same kind, in this case, covenants, is on quality - not time. Hebrews 8:1 Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Kephalaion de epi tois legomenois, toiouton echomen archierea, os ekathisen en dexia tou thronou tes megalosunes en tois ouranois, CHAPTER 8 Heavenly Priesthood of Jesus. should no place have been sought--as it has to be now; and as it is sought in the prophecy ( Hebrews 8:8-11 ). 11. As both shared the exile, so both shall share the literal and spiritual restoration. the true--the archetypal and antitypical, as contrasted with the typical and symbolical ( Hebrews 9:24 ). The psalm is an epithalamium, a wedding-song.But even by Rabbins like Aben Esra, Kimchi, and others, it is Messianically interpreted. This pardoning mercy is connected with all other spiritual mercies: unpardoned sin hinders mercy, and pulls down judgments; but the pardon of sin prevents judgment, and opens a wide door to all spiritual blessings. I conceive that the denial here of Christ's priesthood on earth does not extend to the sacrifice on the cross which He offered as a priest on earth; but applies only to the crowning work of His priesthood, the bringing of the blood into the Holy of Holies, which He could not have done in the earthly Holy of Holies, as not being an Aaronic priest. In alethes the idea corresponds to the thing; in alethinos, the thing to the idea [KALMIS in ALFORD]. dwelt among us," Greek, "tabernacled." Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Jesus Himself teaches us about our vital need of Him in John 15:4-6. Judah--Therefore, the ten tribes, as well as Judah, share in the new covenant. made with--rather as Greek, "made to": the Israelites being only recipients, not coagents [ALFORD] with God. and I will be to them a God, &c.--fulfilled first in the outward kingdom of God. 2. minister--The Greek term implies priestly ministry in the temple. Using Old Testament Scripture, the writer showed how the new covenant is not about God changing His mind, or His nature. Thus the earthly tabernacle was copy of a copy; but the latter accurately representing the grand archetypical original in heaven ( Exodus 25:40 ). made . The Greek for "example" is here taken for the sketch, copy, or suggestive representation of the heavenly sanctuary, which is the antitypical reality and primary archetype. The old covenant would have anticipated all man's wants, so as to give no occasion for seeking something more perfectly adequate. 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, Compare on the phrase "place . Commentary on Hebrews 8:1-6 (Read Hebrews 8:1-6) The substance, or summary, of what had been declared was, that Christians had such a High Priest as they needed. We must not dare to approach God, or to present any thing to him, but in and through Christ, depending upon his merits and mediation; for we are accepted only in the Beloved. That "blood of sprinkling" is in heaven. Let us search whether we are taught by the Holy Spirit to know Christ, so as uprightly to love, fear, trust, and obey him. Paul's translation here is supported by the Septuagint, Syriac, and GESENIUS, and accords with the kindred Arabic. brother--a closer and more endearing relation than fellow citizen. 7. seeing that, &c.--"since there are" already, and exist now (the temple service not yet being set aside, as it was on the destruction of Jerusalem), "those (the oldest manuscripts omit 'priests') who offer the (appointed) gifts according to (the) law." (A) 8  But God found fault with the people and said [ a ] : “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant (B) with the people of Israel make--Greek, "perfect"; "consummate." The measure of alethes is reality; that of alethinos, ideality. From the time of God's mention of a NEW covenant (since God's words are all realities) the first covenant might be regarded as ever dwindling away, until its complete abolition on the actual introduction of the Gospel. more excellent ministry--than any earthly ministry. Next, in the inward Gospel kingdom. Proud member 12. Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:9 , 5:1 , an earnest of that perfect state to come. Compare Hosea 3:4 Hosea 3:5 . Both covenants cannot exist side by side. NIV Application Commentary: Hebrews [Hardcover] by Guthrie, George H. by George H. Guthrie Hardcover $28.97 Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Aaron’s priesthood and the ceremonies in the tabernacle and in the temple inreality. All rights reserved. remember no more--Contrast the law, Hebrews 10:3 . Hebrews 8 commentary 1. Salem Media Group. from the least to the greatest--Greek, "from the little one to the great one." All Rights Reserved. Not on tables of stone as the law ( 2 Corinthians 3:3 ). © 2020 Christianity.com. the sanctuary--Greek, "the holy places"; the Holy of Holies. A month ago this Hebrew “mini-series” began with the famous definition of faith found at 11:1: “Faith is the assurance [or substance] of things hoped for, the conviction [or proof] of things not seen.” The great Chapter 11 and its … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16" (7-13). 1. Greek "alethinos" (used here) is opposed to that which does not fulfil its idea, as for instance, a type; "alethes," to that which is untrue and unreal, as a lie. As chapter 2 develops tabernacle--( Hebrews 9:11 ). The believer's firmness does not depend on the authority of human teachers. Hebrews 8:1-13 . On the way to that perfect state every man should teach his neighbor. Verse 3 Every high priest is ordained - Καθισταται, Is set apart, for this especial work. I regarded them not--English Version, Jeremiah 31:32 , translates, "Although I was an husband unto them." Lesson 8: Why Jesus Became a Man (Hebrews 2:16-18) Lesson 9: To Endure, Consider Jesus (Hebrews 3:1-6) Lesson 10: A Warning Against Hardness of Heart (Hebrews 3:7-11) The law in its morality was blameless (Greek, "amomos"); but in saving us it was defective, and so not faultless (Greek, "amemptos"). The substance, or summary, of what had been declared was, that Christians had such a High Priest as they needed. to make--"perfectly": so the Greek. The New Testament is shorter than the Old Testament, because, instead of the details of an outward letter law, it gives the all-embracing principles of the spiritual law written on the conscience, leading one to spontaneous instinctive obedience in outward details. Hebrews 8 Commentary, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references Verse 1-2 Hebrews 8:1-2 The True Tabernacle. See--Take heed, accurately observing the pattern, that so thou mayest make, &c. saith he--God. This tabernacle in which God dwells, is where God in Christ meets us who are "members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones." CHRIST, THE HIGH PRIEST IN THE TRUE SANCTUARY, SUPERSEDING THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD; THE NEW RENDERS OBSOLETE THE OLD COVENANT. Implying that Christ's priestly office is exercised in heaven, not in earth; in the power of His resurrection life, not of His earthly life. Through His glorified body as the tabernacle, Christ passes into the heavenly "Holy of Holies," the immediate immaterial presence of God, where He intercedes for us. The law not only made all subject to it, liable to be condemned for the guilt of sin, but also was unable to remove that guilt, and clear the conscience from the sense and terror of it. Zechariah 12:8 , "He that is feeble among them shall be as David." But as in Hebrews 13:10 , "serve the tabernacle," that is, do it service: so "serve (the tabernacle which is but) the outline and shadow." Let us bless God that we have a High Priest that suits our helpless condition. Reading Hebrews & James: A Literary and Theological Commentary RtNT 2013 Hebrews LBC 2013 Mills, Watson E.; Wilson, Richard F. General Epistles and Revelation: Volume 8 MCB 2000 McWilliams, David B. Hebrews LCEC This is the foundation of the covenant; and when this is laid, duty will be done wisely, sincerely, readily, easily, resolutely, constantly, and with comfort. his neighbour--So Vulgate reads; but the oldest manuscripts have "his (fellow) citizen." 8. finding fault with them--the people of the old covenant, who were not made "faultless" by it ( Hebrews 8:7); and whose disregard of God's covenant made Him to "regard them not" ( Hebrews 8:9). . Whereas, by the blood of Christ, a full remission of sins was provided, so that God would remember them no more. The term "consecrate" as a priest, is literally, to fill the hand, implying that an offering is given into the hands of the priest, which it is his duty to present to God. Enduring Word Bible Commentary Hebrews Chapter 8 Hebrews 8 – A New, Better Covenant A. Jesus, our heavenly priest. somewhat--He does not offer again His once for all completed sacrifice. St-Takla.org > bible > commentary > en > nt > matthew-henry > hebrews Contact St-Takla.org website You can contact us through this form, or directly through mobile/WhatsApp: 002 … e.g. Hebrews 1:8.The nominative ὁ θεός is taken by our author in the sense of the vocative (comp. He took upon himself human nature, appeared on earth, and there gave himself as a sacrifice to God for the sins of his people. old--"hath (at the time of speaking the prophecy) antiquated the first covenant." The forgiveness of sins is, and will be, the root of this new state of inward grace and knowledge of the Lord. Here the heavenly sanctuary is meant. None save the Lord can teach effectually, "know the Lord.". 4. of I will be merciful--Greek, "propitious"; the Hebrew, "salach," is always used of God only in relation to men. 8 1 Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being. if, &c.--"if He were on earth, He would not even (so the Greek) be a priest" (compare Hebrews 7:13 Hebrews 7:14 ); therefore, certainly, He could not exercise the high priestly function in the earthly Holy of Holies. I took them by the hand--as a father takes his child by the hand to support and guide his steps. admonished--The Greek especially applies to divine responses and commands. 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