Hebrews 10:28

28 If the penalty for breaking the law of Moses is physical death,

Hebrews 10:28 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 10:28

He that despised Moses' law
By breaking it wilfully, and presumptuously, for which there was no sacrifice; meaning the law which Moses was the minister of not the author; and it respects the whole body of laws given by him, from God; and is instanced in for the sake of the comparison between him and Christ, and between the law and the Gospel, and for the illustration of the case in hand. Now one that transgressed that law, either in whole, or in part, by denying it entirely, or by breaking any particular precept of it presumptuously,

died without mercy;
a corporeal death; there was no atonement nor sacrifice for him, nor pity to be shown him, ( Deuteronomy 13:8 ) ( 19:13 ) .

Under two or three witnesses;
who "stood by", or were present, as the Arabic version renders it, when the transgression was committed; or that "accused him", as the Ethiopic version; that were witnesses against him, and plainly and fully proved the fact, ( Deuteronomy 17:6 ) ( 19:15 ) .

Hebrews 10:28 In-Context

26 If we give up and turn our backs on all we've learned, all we've been given, all the truth we now know, we repudiate Christ's sacrifice
27 and are left on our own to face the Judgment - and a mighty fierce judgment it will be!
28 If the penalty for breaking the law of Moses is physical death,
29 what do you think will happen if you turn on God's Son, spit on the sacrifice that made you whole, and insult this most gracious Spirit?
30 This is no light matter. God has warned us that he'll hold us to account and make us pay. He was quite explicit: "Vengeance is mine, and I won't overlook a thing," and, "God will judge his people."
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