Hebrews 10:21

21 and since we have 1a great priest 2over the house of God,

Hebrews 10:21 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 10:21

And [having an] high priest over the house of God.
] The church of God, over which Christ is as prophet, priest, and King, and as the Son and owner of it; (See Gill on Hebrews 3:6); (See Gill on Hebrews 4:14). In the Greek text it is, "a great priest"; so the Messiah is called by the Targum on ( Zechariah 6:12 ) (br Nhk) , "a great priest", as he is; even a great high priest, as in ( Hebrews 4:14 ) , and greater than Aaron, and any of his sons.

Hebrews 10:21 In-Context

19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,
21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

Cross References 2

  • 1. Hebrews 2:17
  • 2. 1 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 3:6
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