Hebrews 10:12

12 But when Christ[a] had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he 1sat down at the right hand of God,

Hebrews 10:12 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 10:12

But this man
Jesus Christ, for he is a man, though not a mere man; or this great high priest, who came to do the will of God, and whose body was offered once for all:

after he had offered one sacrifice for sins;
the sacrifice of himself, body and soul, and this but once:

for ever sat down on the right hand of God;
as having done his work effectually, and that with acceptance; and therefore is placed as a token of honour at the right hand of God, where he sits enjoying rest, ease, and pleasure, and that for ever; all which is opposed to the priests under the law; they were many, he but one; they offered many sacrifices, he but one; they offered theirs often, every day, he but once; they stood ministering, he sat down; his sacrifice being effectual to take away sin, when theirs was not.

Hebrews 10:12 In-Context

10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,
13 waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet.
14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Hebrews 1:3; See Mark 16:19

Footnotes 1

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