Hebrews 10:17

17 he also adds, "I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more."

Hebrews 10:17 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 10:17

And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
] (See Gill on Hebrews 8:10). The words are cited to a different purpose here than there; the principal thing for which they are cited here, is to observe God's promise of non-remembrance of sin; which is no other than remission of sin, and which is not consistent with legal sacrifices, in which there is a remembrance of sin every year, ( Hebrews 10:3 ) and consequently, since this new covenant has taken place, legal sacrifices must be abolished, as the apostle argues in the next verse. In one of Beza's copies are inserted, at the, beginning of this verse, these words, "then he said", which seem necessary to answer to the last clause of ( Hebrews 10:15 ) .

Hebrews 10:17 In-Context

15 And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying,
16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,"
17 he also adds, "I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more."
18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
19 Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Gk [on their minds and I will remember]
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