24 But this man, because he continueth 'ever, hath an unchangeable 1 priesthood.

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost 12 that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

26 For such an High Priest became us, who is "holy, harmless, 13 undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens ;

27 Who needeth not dạily, as those 14 High Priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own siņs, ' and then for the people's : for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

11 which passeth not from one to another, A. V. 12 without end. Wi. perfectly. Gen. for ever. Rh. Whit. to perpetuity. Ham, evermore. A. V. 13 innocent. Rk. free from evil. Whit.. 14 the. Pu.

See on LUKE, i. 33; on John, xii. 34; and on Rom. vi. 9. See on Rom. viii. 34. See on HEB. jii. 1. u Heb. iv. 15 : For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. See on 2 Cor. y. 21.

Eph. i. 20 ; And set him at bis own right hand in the heavenly placeș. do. iv. 10: He that descended is the same also thạt ascended up fær above all heavens, that he might fill all things. Heb. viii. 1. i

w See on Heb. y. 3. * See on HEB. v. 3.

y ZEс. iii. 9: I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. Rom. y. 6: When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. do. vi. 10 ; In that he died, he died unto sin once. HEB. ix. 12, 26, 27, 28: By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place. Now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the saerifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment : so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. do. x. 10, 12 : By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God. 1 Pet. ii. 21: Christ also suffered for us. do. iii, 18: Christ also hath once suffered for sins. ...

28 For the law maketh 15 men · High Priests which bave infirmity ; but the word of the oath,

e law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated 16 for evermore.

CHAP. VIII. 1 By the eternal priesthood of Christ the Levitical priesthood of

Aaron is abolished: 7 and the temporal covenant with the fathers, by the eternul covenant of the Gospel.

NOW of the things which we have spoken this is the sum : We have such an High Priest, who is a set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

2 A minister of the sanctuary,' and of the • true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

3 For d every High Priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices : wherefore e it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. . 4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a Priest, seeing that there are Priests 2 that offer gifts according to the law :

5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God 3 when he was about to make the tabernacle : for, See, saith he, that thou make all things b according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount.

15 appointeth. Rh. 18 Gr. perfected. A. V. fof holy things. A. V. they are Priests. A. V. Sas Moses was divinely admonished. Pu.

2 See on Her. iii. 1. a See on HEB. ij. 10.

CHAP. VIII. a See on Mat. xxii. 44. • Heb. ix. 8, 12, 24. • HEB. ix. 11. d See on Heb. iii. 1. • HEB. ix. 14. See on do. ij. l.

See on Col. ii. 17. • Exod. xxvii. 8: Hollow with boards shalt thou make it :

6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry,4 by how much also he is the imediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

8 For finding fault with them, he saith, 'Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them

* office. Co. Ma. Bi. Gen. 6 testament. A. V.

as it was showed thee in the mount, so shall they make it. NUMB. viii.4: And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work : according unto the pattern which the LORD had showed Moses, so he made the candlestick. See on Acts, vii. 44.

h 2 Cor. iii. 6, 8, 9 : Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious ? For if the mi. nistration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the mi. nistration of righteousness exceed in glory. · HEB. vii. 23. See on 1 Tim. ii. 5.

Heb. vii. 11, 18. "Jer. xxxi. 31-34: Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD : but this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts ; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD : for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt ; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord..

10 For m this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put 6 my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts : and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people :

11 And • they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord : for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, P and their sins and their iniquities will I reinember no more.

13 9 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

CHAP. IX. 1 The description of the riles and bloody sacrifices of the law, il far

infrrior to the dignity and perfection of the blood and sacrifice

of Christ. •Gr. give. A.V. ?upon. A. V. 8 hath abrogated the old, Ma. Gen.

m See on Heb. x. 16. n Hos. ii. 23: And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people ; and they shall say, Thou art my God. ZEC. viii. 8: They shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem : and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

• See on John, vi. 45; and on do. xiv. 26.

p Rom. xi. 27 : For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Heb. x. 17: And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

92 Cor, v. 17: If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature : old things are passed away ; behold, all things are become new.

THEN verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

26 For there was a tabernacle made; "the first, d wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the 6 showbread ;? which is called the sanctuary.3

3 And after the second -veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all ;

ceremonies, A. V.

?presence bread. Pu.

3 holy. A. V.

. . CHAP. IX. • Exod. xxv. 8: Let them make me a sanctuary ; that I may dwell among them.

6 Exod. xxvi. 1: Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.

Exod. xl. 2, &c: On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, &c.

a Exod. xxvi. 35: Thou shalt set the table without the yail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south : and thou shalt put the table on the north side. do. xl. 4: And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof.

e Exod. xxv. 31: Thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold : of beaten work shall the candlestick be made.

Exod. xxv. 23: Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood : two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

& Exod. xxv. 30: Thou shalt set upon the table showbread before me alway. LEV, Xxiv. 5, 6 : Thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof : two tenth deals shall be in one cake. And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD.

Exod. xxvi. 31, 33 : Thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made. And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy. do. xl. 3, 21: And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail. And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered

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