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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Hebrews 1



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Verse 1

God. App-98.

at sundry times = in many portions. Greek. polumeros. Only here.

in divers manners = in many ways. Greek. polutropos. Only here.

spake. Greek. laleo. App-121.

in time past = of old. Greek. palai. Elsewhere, Matthew 11:21. Mark 15:44. Luke 10:13. 2 Peter 1:9. Jude 1:4.

unto = to.

by = in. Greek. en. App-104.

prophets. App-189.

Verse 2

Hath . . . spoken = Spake.

in . . . days = at the end of these days. i.e. at the period closed by the ministry of John.

in. Greek. epi. App-104.

Son. Greek. huios. App-108. No article, but its absence only "more emphatically and definitely expresses the exclusive character of His Sonship". See Hebrews 5:8.

hath. Omit.

by. Greek. dia. App-104.

also. Read after "worlds".

made. Greek. prepared.

worlds. Greek. aion. App-129 and App-151. Compare Hebrews 11:3.

Verse 3

brightness = effulgence. Greek. apaugasma. Only here. Compare Wisdom Hebrews 7:26.

glory. See p. 1511.

express image. Greek. charakter. Only here. The word means the exact impression as when metal is, pressed into a die, or as a seal upon wax.

parson = substance. Greek. hupostasis. See 2 Corinthians 9:4.

word Greek. rhema. See Mark 9:32.

power. Greek. dunamis. App-172.

when, &c. = having made purification of.

by Himself. The texts omit.

our. The texts omit.

sins. Greek. hamartia. App-128.

Majesty. Greek. megalosune. Only here, Hebrews 8:1. Jude 1:25.

high. Compare Psalms 93:4; Psalms 113:4.

Verse 4

Being made = Having become.

hath . . . obtained = hath inherited. more excellent. Greek. diaphoros. See Romans 12:6.

name. Compare Acts 2:21; Acts 3:16. Isaiah 9:6.

Verse 5

For . . . Thee? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

begotten, &c. = brought Thee to the birth. i.e. at resurrection, when the Son became the glorified federal Head of a new order of beings. Compare Hebrews 5:5; Acts 13:33. Romans 1:4, with 1 Corinthians 15:45, &c, and Psalms 2:7 (Septuagint)

a = for (Greek. eis) a. Quoted from Psalms 2:7, which, with Acts 13:33, tells us that this day was the day of His resurrection. Father. App-98.

Verse 6

And, &c. Read. "But when He again shall have brought in". Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:14.

First begotten. Greek. prototokos. See Romans 8:29. Colossians 1:15.

world. Greek. oikoumene App-129.

worship Greek. proskuneo. App-137. Quoted from Deuteronomy 32:43, which in the Septuagint reads, "Rejoice, ye heavens, together with Him, and let all the angels of God worship Him. Rejoice, ye nations, with His people, &c. "

Verse 7

of = with reference to. Greek. pros. App-104.

spirits. App-101.

ministers. Greek. leitourgos. App-190.:4. This verse is from the Septuagint of Psalms 104:4.

Verse 8

unto. Greek. pros, as Hebrews 1:7.

God. App-98.

for ever, &c. App-151.

a = the.

sceptre. Compare Psalms 2:9. Revelation 2:27.

righteousness = Rightness. Greek. euthutes See App-191.

Verse 9

hast loved = lovedst. Greek. agapao. App-135.

righteousness. Greek. dikaiosune. App-191.

hated = hatedst.

iniquity. Greek. anomia. App-128.

therefore = because of (App-104. Hebrews 1:2) this.

hath. Omit.

anointed. Compare Luke 4:18. Acts 4:27; Acts 10:38. 2 Corinthians 1:21.

above. Greek. para, as Hebrews 1:4

fellows. Greek. metochos. Here, Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 3:14; Hebrews 6:4; Hebrews 12:8, and Luke 5:7. Quoted from Psalms 45:6, Psalms 45:7. Of no other could this be said.

Verse 10

Lord. App-98.

in the beginning. Greek. kat" archas. See John 1:1.

hast . . . foundation. Literally didst found. Greek. themelioo. App-146.

earth. Greek. ge. App-129.

Verse 11

remainest. Greek. diameno. See Galatians 1:2, Galatians 1:5.

wax old. Greek. palaioo. Only here, Hebrews 8:13. Luke 12:33.

Verse 12

vesture. Greek. peribolaion. Onlyhere and 1 Corinthians 11:15

fold . . . up = roll . . . up. Greek. helisso. Only here. But see Revelation 6:14.

changed. Greek. allaaso. See Acts 6:14.

fail. Greek. ekleipo. Only here, and Luke 16:9; Luke 22:32. Verses 10-12 are from Psalms 102:25-27.

Verse 13

to. Greek. pros. App-104.

on. Greek. ek. App-104.

Thy footstool = a footstool (Greek. hupopodion) of Thy feet. See Matthew 22:44. Cited from Psalms 110:1.

Verse 14

ministering. Greek. leitourgikos. Only here. Compare Hebrews 1:7 and App-191.

sent forth. Greek. apoatello. App-174.

to minister = for (Greek. eis) ministry (Greek. diakonia. App-190.)

for = on account of. Greek. dia. App-104. Hebrews 1:2.

shall be heirs = are about to inherit; Compare Hebrews 1:4.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Hebrews 1:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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