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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Hebrews 1

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 . Luk 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 . . . day s = 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; 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/hebrews-1.html. 1909-1922.