Hebrews 9:15

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And for this cause hee is the Mediatour of the New Testament, that by meanes of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were vnder the first Testament, they which are called, might receiue the promise of eternall inheritance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were {committed} under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And for this cause he is the mediator of a new covenant, that a death having taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, they that have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And for this cause it is through him that a new agreement has come into being, so that after the errors under the first agreement had been taken away by his death, the word of God might have effect for those who were marked out for an eternal heritage.
- Basic English Bible

And for this reason he is mediator of a new covenant, so that, death having taken place for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, the called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
- Darby Bible

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 who are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
- Webster's Bible

And because of this He is the negotiator of a new Covenant, in order that, since a life has been given in atonement for the offences committed under the first Covenant, those who have been called may receive the eternal inheritance which has been promised to them.
- Weymouth Bible

For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
- World English Bible

And therfor he is a mediatour of the newe testament, that bi deth fallinge bitwixe, in to redempcioun of tho trespassyngis that weren vndur the formere testament, thei that ben clepid take the biheest of euerlastinge eritage.
- Wycliffe Bible

And because of this, of a new covenant he is mediator, that, death having come, for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, those called may receive the promise of the age-during inheritance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 9:15


9:15 And for this end he is the Mediator of a new covenant, that they who are called - To the engagements and benefits thereof. Might receive the eternal inheritance promised to Abraham: not by means of legal sacrifices, but of his meritorious death. For the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant - That is, for the redemption of transgressors from the guilt and punishment of those sins which were committed in the time of the old covenant. The article of his death properly divides the old covenant from the new.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 9:15


Heb 9:15 He is the mediator of the new testament. "Covenant" here rather than "testament". The Greek word "diatheekee" means both "covenant" and "testament", but here "mediator" shows that "covenant" is referred to. That by means of death. His own death. For the redemption of the transgressions [that were] under the first testament. "The first covenant" (Revised Version). None under the old covenant could have complete redemption except by the death of Christ. Those who served God under it offered sacrifices which were types of Christ's sacrifices, but they could not be made efficacious without Christ. It is by his death that they who are called, of every dispensation, have the "promise of eternal inheritance".

Discussion for Hebrews 9:15

  • Ben weaver for verse 15
    V.15 Today's common usage of the phrases "Old & New Testament has strayed from the Bibles usage. Their true definitions are "A will or disposition, an arrangment of God with mankind," rather than the two sections of the Bible. The new testament or (covenant), is alluded to throughout the whole book, and specifically in Jere. 31:31-34. The new testament was not in effect until the death of the mediator as we see in Heb. 9:16-17. The old testament was given through Moses and was binding until the crucifiction of Jesus on the cross, (Rom. 7:4-6.) The new testament is said to be written in the hearts of believers, rather than on stone or with ink, referring to the sacred writings of the Bile (2 Cor. 3:3). However the written word is precious as a reference and guide, lest someone hear a word from the deciever. Since both old and new testament references are found throughout the Bible, it may be confusing to assume Gen. to be old testament, and Matthew thru John to be the new. Jesus taught people who were still under the law of moses until after his resurrection.

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