Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. Therefore from their ways shall the false prophet and the true prophet be known. . to do his will, working in you--( Hebrews 10:36 ); rather as Greek, "doing in you." Those from Italy greet you. Greet all those who rule over you, and all the saints. The enemies of Christianity themselves have noticed the practice of this virtue among Christians [JULIAN, Epistles, 49]. Let brotherly love continue. the end--the termination, at death. Paul's characteristic salutation in every one of his other thirteen Epistles, as he says himself, 1 Corinthians 16:21 1 Corinthians 16:23 , Colossians 4:18 , 2 Thessalonians 3:17 . continue--Charity will itself continue. who--Greek, "the which": such persons as. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words: The writer to the Hebrews reminds us of his purpose. Erroneously Heinrichs: in the earthly Jerusalem. [BENGEL]. The venerable Paphnutius, in the Council of Nice, quoted this verse for the justification of the married state. everlasting--The everlastingness of the covenant necessitated the resurrection. i. BENGEL remarks that the Hebrew, "todah," is beautifully emphatic. 3. For, Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines, For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them, We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat, Jesus… suffered outside the gate. Whatever good we do, God does in us. bound with them--by virtue of the unity of the members in the body under one Head, Christ ( 1 Corinthians 12:26 ). Other passages which may speak to this everlasting covenant are Revelation 13:8, Ephesians 1:4, and 2 Timothy 1:9. ii. To obviate the natural distrust felt of strangers, Paul says, an unknown guest may be better than he looks: he may be unexpectedly found to be as much a messenger of God for good, as the angels (whose name means messenger) are; nay more, if a Christian, he represents Christ Himself. So the doctrine is the same, not variable: this verse thus forms the transition between Hebrews 13:7 and Hebrews 13:9 . Discussion of the author’s identity dates back to the second century, but convincing evidence was lacking even then. And every prophet that speaks in the Spirit you shall neither try nor judge; for every sin shall be forgiven, but this one sin shall not be forgiven. (Hebrews 13:20-21) Judaism and Gnosticism combined were soon about to throw discredit on marriage. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-general-epistles 21. Contrast with this servile worship ours. The same in the Old and in the New Testament. Being known to be his badge, it is not used by others in his lifetime. c. Grace be with you all: This is a fitting end for a book that documents the passing of the Old Covenant and the institution of the New Covenant. . Have entertained angels unawares — So may an unknown guest, even now, be of more worth than he appears, and may have angels attending him, though unseen. Hebrews 13:6(ESV) Verse Thoughts. Compare Psalms 119:108 , Romans 12:1 . He who yesterday (proverbial for the past time) suffered and died, is to-day in glory ( Revelation 1:18 ). of their conversation--"manner of life": "religious walk" ( Galatians 1:13 , Ephesians 4:22 , 1 Timothy 4:12 , 3:13 ). divers--differing from the one faith in the one and the same Jesus Christ, as taught by them who had the rule over you ( Hebrews 13:7 ). Reflection Dear sisters and brothers, “Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. In the Old Testament, meat cooked on the altar could not be eaten by every Jew. Hebrews 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate (NASB: Lockman). suffer adversity--Greek, "are in evil state." If they must render God an account of their negligence, so must you for your ingratitude to them [GROTIUS]. b. Hebrews 13:8 - "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever." Marriage is honorable among all: The Bible holds high the ideal of married life and the institution of family. So God will be provoked to avenge on you their "groaning" (Greek). 20. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. a. Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive: We are to be submissive to the leaders God gives us (assuming they have the character mentioned in Hebrews 13:7). The Lord's table represents this altar, the cross; as the bread and wine represent the sacrifice offered on it. which have not profited--Greek, "in which they who walked were not profited"; namely, in respect to justification, perfect cleansing of the conscience, and sanctification. These all — Namely, Abraham and Sarah, with their children, Isaac and Jacob; died in faith — Believing that God would fulfil his promises; but not having received the promises — That is, the things promised, for which the word promises is here put by a usual metonymy. We also please God with sacrifice when we, Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you, Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. brought again from the dead--Greek, "brought up," &c.: God brought the Shepherd; the Shepherd shall bring the flock. of praise--for salvation. I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee--A promise tantamount to this was given to Jacob ( Genesis 28:15 ), to Israel ( Deuteronomy 31:6 Deuteronomy 31:8 ), to Joshua ( Joshua 1:5 ), to Solomon ( 1 Chronicles 28:20 ). Amen! Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. fruit of our lips--( Isaiah 57:19 , Hosea 14:2 ). The love of filthy lust and the love of filthy lucre follow one another as closely akin, both alienating the heart from the Creator to the creature. 5. conversation--"manner of life." Here are earnest exhortations to … 9:9,14; 10:2,22; 13:18). whose faith--even unto death: probably death by martyrdom, as in the case of the instances of faith in Hebrews 11:35 . one to come--( Hebrews 2:5 , Hebrews 11:10 Hebrews 11:14 Hebrews 11:16 , 12:22 , Philippians 3:20 ). without the camp--"outside the legal polity" [THEODORET] of Judaism (compare Hebrews 13:11 ) "Faith considers Jerusalem itself as a camp, not a city" [BENGEL]. . When speaking on the authority of God’s Word, leaders do have a right to tell us how to live and walk after God. That not a literal eating of the sacrifice of Christ is meant in the Lord's Supper, but a spiritual is meant, appears from comparing Hebrews 13:9 with Hebrews 13:10 , "with GRACE, NOT with MEATS.". 13. to whom--to Christ. The author of Hebrews has mentioned the "conscience" several times (cf. It was an old saying of the rabbis, "At a future time all sacrifices shall cease, but praises shall not cease." If you are a born again Christian, this basic truth is still true. Concluding Exhortations. If one does not himself marry, he should not prevent others from doing so. Starting with Hebrews 13:10, the writer lapses into figurative language, drawing on images from the Old Testament that these false teachers wanted so strongly to impose. i. i. All rights reserved. 13. therefore--This "therefore" breathes the deliberate fortitude of believers [BENGEL]. a. Pray for us: The writer to the Hebrews considered it important that others pray for him. Hebrews 13:15 In ancient days some Jewish rabbis believed that the time would come when all sacrifices would cease and instead there would be praises. Lord Jesus--the title marking His person and His Lordship over us. Amen." 9. about--rather, as oldest manuscripts read, "carried aside"; namely, compare Ephesians 4:14 . Compare Paul's address to the elders, Acts 20:28 , 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 , where also he connects ministers' responsibility with the account to be hereafter given (compare 1 Peter 5:4 ). BIRKS translates, "dismissed," "sent away," namely, on a mission to Greece, as Paul promised ( Philippians 2:19 ). Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. “So, then, we are to utter the praises of God, and it is not sufficient to feel adoring emotions.” (Spurgeon). few words--compared with what might be said on so important a subject. of 4. is, &c.--Translate, "Let marriage be treated as honorable": as Hebrews 13:5 also is an exhortation. The Church of Jerusalem, to which in part this Epistle was addressed, was distinguished by this grace, we know from Acts (compare Hebrews 6:10 , 10:32-34 , Hebrews 12:12 Hebrews 12:13 ). EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). bearing--as Simon of Cyrene did. 6. may--rather as Greek, expressing confidence actually realized, "So that we boldly (confidently) say" ( Psalms 56:4 Psalms 56:11 , 118:6 ). Remember--so as to imitate: not to invoke in prayer, as Rome teaches. We Are Looking For a City That Is To Come (Hebrews 13:11-14) Hebrews 13:15-16 In English, "do good" and "share" are action verbs, but in Greek they are nouns. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. 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