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Bible Commentaries

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Hebrews 13

Verse 2

Verse 2

Some have entertained, &c.; referring, perhaps, to Genesis 18:2-8,Genesis 19:1-3.

Verse 3

Verse 3

Also in the body; and so liable to the same sufferings.

Verse 5

Verse 5

Your conversation; your life and conduct.

Verse 6

Verse 6

Hebrews 13:6; Psalms 118:6.

Verse 7

Verse 7

Them which have the rule over you; meaning their pastors and teachers.--The end of their conversation; the object which it is the end and aim of their lives to promote.

Verse 9

Verse 9

Not with meats. The meaning is, that the heart cannot be established,--that is, in holiness,--by attentions to distinctions of meats and other ceremonial rites.

Verse 10

Verse 10

They have no right to eat, &c.; that is, those cannot claim any share in the redemption of Christ, who still cling to, and depend upon, the ceremonial observances of the Mosaic economy.

Verse 11

Verse 11

Hebrews 13:11; Leviticus 16:11,Leviticus 16:14-16,Leviticus 16:27.

Verse 12

Verse 12

Without the gate; without the gates of Jerusalem.

Verse 13

Verse 13

His reproach. The sending of the condemned beyond the gates of a city for execution, was considered as a token of additional reproach and in

Verse 23

Verse 23

Set at liberty. There has been much discussion in respect to the proper meaning of the words here rendered set at liberty. They might have been translated sent away. To what circumstances in the life of Timothy they allude, on either supposition, is not known.

Verse 24

Verse 24

They of Italy; the Christians of Italy. Paul is supposed to have been at Rome when this Epistle was written.

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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Hebrews 13". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ain/hebrews-13.html. 1878.