Bible Commentaries

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Hebrews 5

Verse 1

The meaning is, that every human high priest is ordained for the service and benefit of men in respect to their religious duties.

Verse 4

This honor; the office of high priest.

Verse 6

The quotation is from Hebrews 5:6; Psalms 110:4. It represents the Messiah as made a high priest by the declaration of God. The nature of the parallel intended to be drawn between Christ and Melchisedec is more fully explained in the Hebrews 7:1-13.

Verse 7

Who; that is, Christ.--In the days of his flesh; of his life upon the earth.--Heard, in that he feared; in respect to that which he feared. (Luke 22:41-43.)

Verse 8

Yet learned he obedience, &c. he learned by experience the lesson of obedience in suffering.

Verse 9

Being made perfect; being raised to his state of exaltation and glory.

Verse 10

Called of God, &c.; as before explained, in Hebrews 5:6.

Verse 11

Dull of hearing; slow of understanding.

Verse 12

The oracles of God; the revealed will of God.

Verse 14

Strong meat; substantial food,--referring to the difficult truths alluded to in Hebrews 5:11 .

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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Hebrews 5". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". 1878.