Hebrews 10:7

7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, my God.’ ”[a]

Hebrews 10:7 in Other Translations

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
7 Then I said, 'Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.'"
7 Then I said, ‘Look, I have come to do your will, O God— as is written about me in the Scriptures.’”
7 So I said, "I'm here to do it your way, O God, the way it's described in your Book."
7 Then I said, "See, I have come- it is written about Me in the volume of the scroll- to do Your will, O God!"

Hebrews 10:7 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 10:7

Then said I, lo, I come
Christ observing that legal sacrifices were not acceptable to God; that there was a body prepared for him; and that it was written of him in the book of God, that he should come; and the time being now come, with a note of attention and admiration, the matter being of great moment and concern, he cheerfully expresses his readiness to come, immediately, without any compulsion, even he himself, and not another.

In the volume of the book it is written of me;
in the book of the law, as the, Targum and Kimchi on ( Psalms 40:7 ) ( 8 ) interpret it; and which may design the Bible in general, the whole book of the Scriptures of the Old Testament: so (rpo) , "the book", is used for the whole Bible F18, and it is said F19, all the whole law, that is, all Scripture, is called (hlygm) , "a volume"; accordingly there are things written of Christ in all the writings of the Old Testament, in the law, and in the prophets, and in the psalms. Jarchi interprets it of the law of Moses, and so it may design the pentateuch, or the five books of Moses; and there are several places therein, in which it is written of Christ, and particularly in Genesis, the first of these books, and in the head, the beginning, the frontal piece, the first part of that book; namely, ( Genesis 3:15 ) which may be principally designed. Books were formerly written in rolls of parchment, and hence called volumes; (See Gill on Luke 4:17), (See Gill on Luke 4:20). The end of his coming is next expressed by him,

to do thy will, O God;
which, when he came, he set about with the utmost delight, diligence, and faithfulness, in preaching the Gospel, performing miracles, doing good to the bodies and souls of men, and in finishing the great work of man's redemption, which was the main part of his Father's will he came to do; and which he did, by fulfilling the law in its precept and penalty; by offering himself a sacrifice to God; by suffering death, the death of the cross; by destroying all his and our enemies, and so working out everlasting salvation.


F18 T. Hieros, Megilla, fol. 73. 4.
F19 T. Bab. Gittin, fol. 60. 1.

Hebrews 10:7 In-Context

5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;
6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.
7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, my God.’ ”
8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law.
9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ezra 6:2; Jeremiah 36:2
  • 2. Psalms 40:6-8; S Matthew 26:39

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Psalm 40:6-8 (see Septuagint)
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