Hebrews 10

Chapter 10

10:1  For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.


(See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .

10:2  For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

10:3  But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

10:4  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

10:5  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:


Cf Psalms 40:6 the rule, applicable to all modifications of the modifications of the form of quotations in the N.T. from the O.T. writings, is that the divine Author of both Testaments is perfectly free, in using an earlier statement, to recast the mere literary form of it. the variant form will be found invariably to give the deeper meaning of the earlier statement.

10:11  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

10:14  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.


(See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .

10:16  This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;


Jehovah, Hebrews 10:16 Hebrews 10:17 ; Jeremiah 31:33 Jeremiah 31:34 .

10:17  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

sins Sin.

(See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

10:18  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.


Sacrifice, Summary"

(1) The first intimation of sacrifice is Genesis 3:21 the "coats of skins" having obviously come from slain animals. The first clear instance of sacrifice is Genesis 4:4 explained in Hebrews 11:4 . Abel's righteousness was the result of his sacrifice, not of his character.

(2) Before the giving of the law the head of the family was the family priest. By the law an order of priests was established who alone could offer sacrifices. Those sacrifices were "shadows," types, expressing variously the guilt and need of the offerer in reference to God, and all pointing to Christ and fulfilled in Him.

(3) As foreshadowed by the types and explained by the N.T., the sacrifice of Christ is

penal Galatians 3:13 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21

substitutional Leviticus 1:4 ; Isaiah 53:5 Isaiah 53:6 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21 ; 1 Peter 2:24

voluntary Genesis 22:9 ; John 10:18

redemptive Galatians 3:13 ; Ephesians 1:7 ; 1 Corinthians 6:20

propitiatory Romans 3:25

reconciling 2 Corinthians 5:18 2 Corinthians 5:19 ; Colossians 1:21 Colossians 1:22

efficacious John 12:32 John 12:33 ; Romans 5:9 Romans 5:10 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21 ; Ephesians 2:13 ; Hebrews 9:11 Hebrews 9:12 Hebrews 9:26 ; 10:10-17 ; 1 John 1:7 ; Revelation 1:5

and revelatory John 3:16 ; 1 John 4:9 1 John 4:10 .

sin Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

10:26  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

10:29  Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

Spirit of grace

Grace (in salvation). 1 Peter 1:10 1 Peter 1:13 ; Romans 3:24

(See Scofield "John 1:17") .