Amen." Also the First Century Jewish writer Philo spoke of a time when the best sacrifice would be the ones glorifying God with hymns. 2. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. It has not changed. 1. brotherly love--a distinct special manifestation of "charity" or "love" ( 2 Peter 1:7 ). ( C) some have entertained angels unawares. 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. Compare on "walked," Acts 21:21 ; namely, with superstitious scrupulosity, as though the worship of God in itself consisted in such legal observances. Not: we men in general. "Jesus Christ, yesterday and to-day (is) the same, and (shall be the same) unto the ages (that is, unto all ages)." Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. In other Epistles Paul includes the rulers in his exhortations. through Jesus Christ--"God doing (working) in you that . Parting Words. The venerable Paphnutius, in the Council of Nice, quoted this verse for the justification of the married state. If only our faith were simpler, and we were more childlike we would take all that God says in the Scriptures and we would simply trust in His Word – and that’s called FAITH!! (Hebrews 13:15) "May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. considering--Greek, "looking up to," "diligently contemplating all over," as an artist would a model. It was important he should not seem to set himself in opposition to their guides, but rather strengthen their hands; he claims no authority directly or indirectly over these rulers themselves [BIRKS]. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so, : The writer to the Hebrews used the ancient Greek word, : This is a simple and practical way that. fruit of our lips--( Isaiah 57:19 , Hosea 14:2 ). that--Grief in your pastors is unprofitable for you, for it weakens their spiritual power; nay, more, "the groans (so the Greek for 'grief') of other creatures are heard; how much more of pastors!" It is for our own sake that we should obey and submit to God-appointed leaders. Of course, this does not relieve individual responsibility but it puts an additional accountability and responsibility upon leaders. ὧδε] here upon earth. EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. For some unknown reason the author remains anonymous to us, though he was known to his original readers (13:23). 3. We also please God with sacrifice when we do good and share. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Punctuate as both the Hebrew and the Greek require, "And (so) I will not fear: what (then) shall man do unto me?". Remember--so as to imitate: not to invoke in prayer, as Rome teaches. 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.". Scripture: Hebrews 13:1-8, Luke 6:31, 1 Timothy 6:6-8, 1 Corinthians 11:1, Hebrews 13:17, Matthew 28:20 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Baptist I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. Hebrews 13:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:17, NIV: "Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account.Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you." In giving account, the stewards are liable to blame if aught be lost to the Master. He would not conclude without mentioning 'the connecting link between the two truths mainly discussed; the one perfect sacrifice and the continual priestly intercession--the depth of His humiliation and the height of His glory--the "altar" of the cross and the ascension to the heavenly Holy of Holies. "One experiences adversity almost his whole life, as Jacob; another in youth, as Joseph; another in manhood, as Job; another in old age" [BENGEL]. τὴν μέλλουσαν] sc. For by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels, Remember the prisoners as if chained with them, Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled, But fornicators and adulterers God will judge, Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content, Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue. But these words only tell us that the writer knew Timothy and that he planned to visit his readers soon. giving thanks--Greek, "confessing." “Loving hearts must speak. Reflection Dear sisters and brothers, “Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. His desire was to write a word of exhortation to encourage discouraged Christians, both then and now. Amen. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Let brotherly love continue. few words--compared with what might be said on so important a subject. He says here "all," for the Hebrews whom he addresses were not all in one place, though the Jerusalem Hebrews are chiefly addressed. The enemies of Christianity themselves have noticed the practice of this virtue among Christians [JULIAN, Epistles, 49]. 1 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 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 spoken unto you--"spake" (so the Greek aorist means) during their lifetime. 10. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it() 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering It is used in Revelation 22:21 , written subsequently, and in CLEMENT OF ROME. 7. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. "Us," includes both himself and his companions; he passes to himself alone, Hebrews 13:19 . b. 18. . Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. 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 ). As Jesus suffered without the gate, so spiritually must those who desire to belong to Him, withdraw from the earthly Jerusalem and its sanctuary, as from this world in general. b. Christian Hospitality. CHRYSOSTOM was deeply struck with these words, as he tells us [On the Priesthood, 6], "The fear of this threat continually agitates my soul." You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Hebrews 13:8, ESV: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." 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. Judaism and Gnosticism combined were soon about to throw discredit on marriage. Concluding Exhortations. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. his own — not blood of animals. such things as ye have--literally, "present things" ( Philippians 4:11 ). Hebrews 13:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:8, NIV: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Here only in the Epistle he mentions the resurrection. 13. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. This Epistle was among those written later, when many of the heads of the Jerusalem Church had passed away. So the doctrine is the same, not variable: this verse thus forms the transition between Hebrews 13:7 and Hebrews 13:9 . Two manifestations of "brotherly love," hospitality and care for those in bonds. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Pray for us--Paul usually requests the Church's intercessions for him in closing his Epistles, just as he begins with assuring them of his having them at heart in his prayers (but in this Epistle not till Hebrews 13:20 Hebrews 13:21 ), Romans 15:30 . We need 2 cookies to store this setting. well-pleasing in his sight--( Isaiah 53:10 , Ephesians 5:10 ). It is therefore like a divine adage. 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. 21. BIRKS translates, "dismissed," "sent away," namely, on a mission to Greece, as Paul promised ( Philippians 2:19 ). Now may the God of peace: In this blessing God is first recognized in His attributes: peace, power (brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead), loving care (that great Shepherd), and ever giving love (the blood of the everlasting covenant). . In English, "do good" and "share" are action verbs, but in Greek they are nouns. Those from Italy greet you. 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 . we trust--Greek, "we are persuaded," in the oldest manuscripts. If they must render God an account of their negligence, so must you for your ingratitude to them [GROTIUS]. to whom--to Christ. Some take the idea of the everlasting covenant to express the covenant that existed before the foundation of the world between the Persons of the Godhead, working together for the salvation of man. doctrines--"teachings." being yourselves also in the body--and so liable to the adversities incident to the natural body, which ought to dispose you the more to sympathize with them, not knowing how soon your own turn of suffering may come. of their conversation--"manner of life": "religious walk" ( Galatians 1:13 , Ephesians 4:22 , 1 Timothy 4:12 , 3:13 ). Hebrews 13 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. He will neither withdraw His presence ("never leave thee") nor His help ("nor forsake thee") [BENGEL]. Wherefore Jesus--In order that the Antitype might fulfil the type. 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