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The People of the Kingdom
(Category 15 of 16)
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Hebrews, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of Hebrews, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.
In Hebrews, the author shows how Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God’s love and mercy and is worthy of our devotion.
The Epistle to the
MANY Jewish believers, having stepped out of
Judaism into Christianity, want
to reverse their course in order to escape persecution by their countrymen.
The writer of Hebrews exhorts them to “go on to perfection” (6:1). His appeal is
based on the superiority of Christ over the Judaic system. Christ is better than the
angels, for they worship Him. He is better than Moses, for He created him. He is
better than the Aaronic priesthood, for His sacrifice was once for all time. He is
better than the law, for He mediates a better covenant. In short, there is more to
be gained in Christ than to be lost in Judaism. Pressing on in Christ produces
tested faith, self-discipline, and a visible love seen in good works.
Although the King James Version uses the title “The Epistle of Paul the Apostle
to the Hebrews,” there is no early manuscript evidence to support it. The oldest
and most reliable title is simply Pros Ebraious, “To Hebrews.”
God’s Supreme Revelation
1 GOD, who 1at various times and ain various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the 1worlds;
3 awho being the brightness of His glory and the express bimage of His person, and cupholding all things by the word of His power, dwhen He had 1by Himself 2purged 3our sins, esat
CHAPTER 1 References
1 aNum. 12:6,
8 1Or in many
2 1Or ages, Gr.
3 aJohn 1:14
b2 Cor. 4:4
d[Heb. 7:27] ePs. 110:1
1NU omits by
3NU omits our 4 a[Phil. 2:9, 10]
down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
4 having become so much better than the angels, as aHe has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
The Son Exalted Above Angels
5 For to which of the angels did He ever say:
a“You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”?
b“I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son” ?
6 But when He again brings athe firstborn into the world, He says:
b“Let all the angels of God worship Him.”
7 And of the angels He says:
a“Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire.”
8 But to the Son He says:
a“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A 1scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God,Your God, ahas anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”
a“You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
11 aThey will perish, but You remain; And bthey will all grow old like a garment;
12 Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the asame, And Your years will not fail.”
13 But to which of the angels has He ever said:
a“Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ?
14 aAre they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will binherit salvation?
Do Not Neglect Salvation
1 Therefore we must give 1the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
2 For if the word aspoken through angels proved steadfast, and bevery transgression and disobedience received a just 1reward,
3 ahow shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, bwhich at the first began to be spoken by the
5 aPs. 2:7; Acts
5:5 b2 Sam.
6 aPs. 89:27;
[Rom. 8:29] bDeut. 32:43,
Ps. 97:7; 1 Pet.
7 aPs. 104:4
8 aPs. 45:6, 7
9 aIs. 61:1, 3
11 a[Is. 34:4] bIs. 50:9; 51:6;
12 aHeb. 13:8
13 aPs. 110:1;
14 aPs. 103:20;
CHAPTER 2 References
1 1all the more
2 aDeut. 33:2;
3 aHeb. 10:28
3 aMatt. 4:17
1 John 1:1
4 aMark 16:20
bActs 2:22, 43;
2 Cor. 12:2
c1 Cor. 12:4, 7,
11; Eph. 4:7
dEph. 1:5, 9
5 a[2 Pet. 3:13] 6 aJob 7:17;
7 1Or for a little
M omit the
rest of v. 7.
8 aMatt. 28:18
1 Cor. 15:25,
9 aPhil. 2:7–9;
Heb. 1:9 bActs
1 Pet. 1:21 cIs.
3:16] 1Or for a
10 aCol. 1:16
bHeb. 5:8, 9;
11 aHeb. 10:10
12 aPs. 22:22
13 a2 Sam.
22:3; Is. 8:17
14 aJohn 1:14
2 Tim. 1:10
Lord, and was cconfirmed to us by those who heard Him,
4 aGod also bearing witness bboth with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and cgifts1 of the Holy Spirit, daccording to His own will?
The Son Made Lower than Angels
5 For He has not put athe world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.
6 But one testified in a certain place, saying:
a“What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him?
7 You have made him 1a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, 2And set him over the works of Your hands.
8 aYou have put all things in subjection under his feet.”
For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now bwe do not yet see all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, awho was made 1a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death bcrowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death cfor everyone.
Bringing Many Sons to Glory
10 For it was fitting for Him, afor whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation bperfect through sufferings.
11 For aboth He who 1sanctifies and those who are being sanctified bare all of one, for which reason cHe is not ashamed to call them brethren,
a“I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.”
13 And again:
a“I will put My trust in Him.”
b“Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.”
14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He aHimself likewise shared in the same, bthat through death He might destroy him who had the power of cdeath, that is, the devil,
15 and release those who athrough fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For indeed He does not 1give aid to angels, but He does 2give aid to the seed of Abraham.
17 Therefore, in all things He had ato be made like His brethren, that He might be ba merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
18 aFor in that He Himself has suffered, being 1tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
15 aPs. 68:18;
Is. 42:7; 45:13;
[Luke 1:74] 16 1Or take on
the nature of
2Or take on
17 aPhil. 2:7;
5:1–10] 18 a[Heb. 4:15,
A Plea for Deliverance and Forgiveness
A Psalm of David.
1 TO aYou, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, I atrust in You; Let me not be ashamed; bLet not my enemies triumph over me.
3 Indeed, let no one who 1waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
4 aShow me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.
5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.
6 Remember, O LORD, aYour tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses, For they are from of old.
7 Do not remember athe sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; bAccording to Your mercy remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD.
8 Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
9 The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
PSALM 25 References
1 aPs. 86:4;
2 aPs. 34:8 bPs.
3 1Waits for
You in faith
4 aEx. 33:13;
Ps. 5:8; 27:11;
6 aPs. 103:17;
7 aJob 13:26;
[Jer. 3:25] bPs.
11 aPs. 31:3;
12 a[Ps. 25:8;
37:23] 1Or he
Matt. 5:5 1Lit.
14 a[Prov. 3:32;
John 7:17] 15 a[Ps. 123:2;
16 aPs. 69:16
18 a2 Sam.
16:12; Ps. 31:7
19 1violent hatred
22 a[Ps. 130:8]
12 Who is the man that fears the LORD? aHim shall 1He teach in the way 2He chooses.
13 aHe himself shall dwell in 1prosperity, And bhis descendants shall inherit the earth.
14 aThe secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.
15 aMy eyes are ever toward the LORD, For He shall 1pluck my feet out of the net.
16 aTurn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am 1desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses!
18 aLook on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins.
19 Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with 1cruel hatred.
20 Keep my soul, and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.
22 aRedeem Israel, O God, Out of all their troubles!
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