Hebrews 10:19

Having therefore (econte oun). The author now gives a second (the first in Hebrews 8:1-6 ) resum of the five arguments concerning the superior priestly work of Christ ( Hebrews 10:19-25 ) coupled with an earnest exhortation like that in Hebrews 4:14-16 , with which he began the discussion, before he proceeds to treat at length the fifth and last one, the better promises in Christ ( Hebrews 10:26-12:3 ). Boldness (parrhsian). This is the dominant note all through the Epistle ( Hebrews 3:6 ; Hebrews 4:16 ; Hebrews 10:19 Hebrews 10:35 ). They were tempted to give up Christ, to be quitters. Boldness (courage) is the need of the hour. Into the holy place (twn agiwn). That is, the heavenly sanctuary where Jesus is ( Hebrews 6:18-20 ). This is the better sanctuary ( Hebrews 9:1-12 ). By the blood of Jesus (en twi aimati Ihsou). This is the better sacrifice just discussed ( Hebrews 9:13-10:18 ).