Hebrews Chapter 9
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15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
22And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
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Matthew Henry's Hebrews Chapter 9 Bible commentary...
The Jewish tabernacle and its utensils. (1-5) Their use and meaning. (6-10) These fulfilled in Christ. (11-22) The necessity, superior dignity, and power of his priesthood and sacrifice. (23-28)1-5 The apostle shows to the Hebrews the typical reference of their ceremonies to Christ. The tabernacle was a movable temple, shadowing forth the unsettled state of the church upon earth, and the human nature of the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom the fulness of the Godhead dwelt bodily. The typical meaning of these things has been shown in former remarks, and the ordinances and articles of the Mosaic covenant point out Christ as our Light, and as the Bread of life to our souls; and remind us of his Divine Person, his holy priesthood, perfect righteousness, and all-prevailing intercession. Thus was the Lord Jesus Christ, all and in all, from the beginning. And as interpreted by the gospel, these things are a glorious representation of the wisdom of God, and confirm faith in Him who was prefigured by them.
6-10 The apostle goes on to speak of the Old Testament services. Christ, having undertaken to be our High Priest, could not enter into heaven till he had shed his blood for us; and none of us can enter, either into God's gracious presence here, or his glorious presence hereafter, but by the blood of Jesus. Sins are errors, great errors, both in judgment and practice; and who can understand all his errors? They leave guilt upon the conscience, not to be washed away but by the blood of Christ. We must plead this blood on earth, while he is pleading it for us in heaven. A few believers, under the Divine teaching, saw something of the way of access to God, of communion with him, and of admission into heaven through the promised Redeemer, but the Israelites in general looked no further than the outward forms. These could not take away the defilement or dominion of sin. They could neither discharge the debts, nor resolve the doubts, of him who did the service. Gospel times are, and should be, times of reformation, of clearer light as to all things needful to be known, and of greater love, causing us to bear ill-will to none, but good-will to all. We have greater freedom, both of spirit and speech, in the gospel, and greater obligations to a more holy living.
11-14 All good things past, present, and to come, were and are founded upon the priestly office of Christ, and come to us from thence. Our High Priest entered into heaven once for all, and has obtained eternal redemption. The Holy Ghost further signified and showed that the Old Testament sacrifices only freed the outward man from ceremonial uncleanness, and fitted him for some outward privileges. What gave such power to the blood of Christ? It was Christ's offering himself without any sinful stain in his nature or life. This cleanses the most guilty conscience from dead, or deadly, works to serve the living God; from sinful works, such as pollute the soul, as dead bodies did the persons of the Jews who touched them; while the grace that seals pardon, new-creates the polluted soul. Nothing more destroys the faith of the gospel, than by any means to weaken the direct power of the blood of Christ. The depth of the mystery of the sacrifice of Christ, we cannot dive into, the height we cannot comprehend. We cannot search out the greatness of it, or the wisdom, the love, the grace that is in it. But in considering the sacrifice of Christ, faith finds life, food, and refreshment.
15-22 The solemn transactions between God and man, are sometimes called a covenant, here a testament, which is a willing deed of a person, bestowing legacies on such persons as are described, and it only takes effect upon his death. Thus Christ died, not only to obtain the blessings of salvation for us, but to give power to the disposal of them. All, by sin, were become guilty before God, had forfeited every thing that is good; but God, willing to show the greatness of his mercy, proclaimed a covenant of grace. Nothing could be clean to a sinner, not even his religious duties; except as his guilt was done away by the death of a sacrifice, of value sufficient for that end, and unless he continually depended upon it. May we ascribe all real good works to the same all-procuring cause, and offer our spiritual sacrifices as sprinkled with Christ's blood, and so purified from their defilement.
23-28 It is evident that the sacrifices of Christ are infinitely better than those of the law, which could neither procure pardon for sin, nor impart power against it. Sin would still have been upon us, and have had dominion over us; but Jesus Christ, by one sacrifice, has destroyed the works of the devil, that believers may be made righteous, holy, and happy. As no wisdom, learning, virtue, wealth, or power, can keep one of the human race from death, so nothing can deliver a sinner from being condemned at the day of judgment, except the atoning sacrifice of Christ; nor will one be saved from eternal punishment who despises or neglects this great salvation. The believer knows that his Redeemer liveth, and that he shall see him. Here is the faith and patience of the church, of all sincere believers. Hence is their continual prayer as the fruit and expression of their faith, Even so come, Lord Jesus.
Billy \'the truth\' Steel's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment about verse 1 on 3/05/2013, 2:31am...
Here is revealed the sanctuary of the new covenant. The sanctuary of the first covenant was PITCHED BY MAN, built by Moses; this one is pitched by the LORD, not by man. In that sanctuary the earthly priests performed their service; in this, CHRIST, our GREAT HIGH PRIEST, ministers at GOD's right hand. One sanctuary was on the earth, the other is IN HEAVEN. Further, the tabernacle built by Moses was made after a pattern. The Lord directed him: “According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it”. And again the charge was given, “Look that thou make them after their pattern, which was showed thee in the mount”, Exodus 25:9, 40. And Paul says that the first tabernacle “was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices”; that its holy places were “patterns of things in the heavens”; that the priests who offered gifts according to the law served “unto the example and shadow of heavenly things”, and that “Christ is NOT entered in the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heavenly itself, now to APPEAR IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOR US”, Hebrews 9:9, 23; 8:5; 9:24.
Anonymous's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment on 1/05/2013, 10:03am...
In Colossians 1:14, the word used of Apostle Paul is WE, and not the word ALL. If the word used is ALL, I salute you, but the word used is WE. So, I conclude that the words “WE were” refer only to the Jews or Israel nation. Gentile people were not included in this verse through His blood for the forgiveness of sins. Also Paul citizenship is a Jew. While Paul speaking in this verse, there are Jews and Gentiles around him. In 1 John 2:2 the verse did not say that there is shedding of blood. So be watchful, this verse did not say that through the blood of Jesus Christ the sins of the whole world be forgiven.
Anonymous's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment on 1/03/2013, 1:50am...
Sorry, Hebrews 7:15 is wrong, the correct is in Hebrews 9:15. Thanks.
Helen's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment on 1/03/2013, 1:49am...
Saying the blood of Jesus was shed for Israel only. I am glad you are reading the King James Bible. God did want the gentiles to worship him. In 1 John 2:2 ''And he is the propitiation (payment) for our sins, and not ours only but also for the sins of the WHOLE world.'' Colossians 1:14 says ''In whom we have redemption through his blood even the forgiveness of sins.'' I know Jesus died for me and my sins and I hope he will not be ashamed of me, and I will be able to call him brother. I’m going to meet him in the air!
Anonymous's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment on 1/03/2013, 1:46am...
The topic is literal Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is for the forgiveness/redemption of sin for Israel nation/Jews. Psalms 130:7,8, Israel nation/Jews is prophesied that their sin is forgiven. And the fulfillment of the said prophesy in Psalm 130:7,8 is in Hebrew 7:15. That by means of death is for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament. Talking about the word death there is a blood to be shed. And in addition also in Ephesians 2:11-14, Gentile people in the past or in the Old Testament were without Christ, No hope and without God in the world. But for the blood of Jesus Christ, Gentile people are made near, also the wall of partition between the Jews and Gentiles hath broken down. Now, in the time of our Lord Jesus Christ, Jews and Gentiles were the same and no more discrimination. It seems you are missing the topic, so may I ask you:
1. Gentile people where did they commit sins in the Old Testament or in a New Testament? If your answer is in the New Testament, please give the verses;
2. Where is your verse in the bible that through the blood of Jesus Christ Gentiles are also forgiven?
Clint's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment on 10/27/2012, 3:47pm...
Mar\'s's, the blood of Christ covers all believers whether Jew or Gentile, slave or free! God says all nations shall be blessed in Him! You need to study harder for yourself and not believe that garbage about gentiles not covered by Christ’s blood!
Dann rivera's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment on 4/26/2012, 9:20am...
"they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance." Those who have ears (hearing) will hear the call, those who are yet deaf will not hear. Only during the Millenium will the rest will have a chance to hear the THRUTH and be able to make a choice whether to receive or reject the offer of LIFE.
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