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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Hebrews 8

Verse 1

of = upon. Greek. epi. App-104 .

sum = main point. Greek. kephalaio. See Acts 22:28 .

such . Emphatic.

is set = sat down. See Hebrews 1:3 .

on . Greek. en. App-104 .

Majesty . Greek. megalosune. See Hebrews 1:3 .

in . Greek. en.

the heavens . See Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10 .

Verse 2

Minister. Greek. leitourgos. App-190 .

sanctuary . Literally the Holies, i.e. the Holy of Holies. Compare Hebrews 9:3 . Greek. hagion. Neut. Used ten times in Hebrew: Hebrews 8:2 , Hebrews 9:1 , Hebrews 9:2 , Hebrews 9:3 , Hebrews 9:8 , Hebrews 9:12 , Hebrews 9:24 , Hebrews 9:25 ; Hebrews 10:19 ; Hebrews 13:11 .

true . Greek. alethinos. App-175 .

tabernacle = tent. Greek. skene.

LORD . App-98 .

pitched . Greek. pegnumi. Only here.

and . Omit.

man . Greek. anthropos. App-123 .

Verse 3

offer . See Hebrews 5:1 .

this Man . . . also. Read "this High Priest also".

Verse 4

if . Greek. ei . App-118 .

earth . Greek. ge . App-129 .

should not be = would not even be.

priests . The texts omit. Read "those who offer".

according to . Greek. kata . App-104 .

the . Omit.

Verse 5

serve . Greek. latreuo. App-190 .

unto = for.

example . Greek. hupodeigma, rendered "pattern", Hebrews 9:23 . See John 13:15

heavenly . See Hebrews 3:1 .

Moses . See Hebrews 3:2 .

admonished of God . Greek. chrematizo. See Luke 2:26 .

make . Greek. epiteleo. App-125 .

See . Greek. horao. App-133 .

that, &c . The texts read, "thou shalt make".

pattern . Greek. tupos. See John 20:25 . Here it means "model". See Exodus 25:9 . The Septuagint uses this word for tab'nith in Exodus 25:40 , whence this is quoted, but in Hebrews 8:9 of the same chapter uses for the same Hebrew word paradeigma, which does not occur in the N.T. Compare the verb in Hebrews 6:6 .

Verse 6

more excellent . See Hebrews 1:4 .

ministry . Greek. leitourgia. App-190 .

also . Read after "covenant".

Mediator . Greek. mesites. See Galatians 1:3 , Galatians 1:19 .

covenant . Greek. diatheke. See Hebrews 7:22 .

established . Greek. nomotheteo.

Verse 7

faultless . Greek. amemptos . See Philippians 2:15 .

should = would.

Verse 8

finding fault . Greek. memphomai. See Romans 9:19 .

LORD . App-98 .

make = consummate, or complete.

new . Greek. kainos. See Matthew 9:17 .

Verse 9

when, &c . Literally of My taking hold of. Greek. epilambanomai. See Hebrews 2:16 .

the = My.

out of Greek. ek . App-104 .

land . Greek. ge , as Hebrews 8:4 .

continued . Greek. emmeno. See Acts 14:22 .

and I regarded . . . not = I also disregarded. Greek. ameleo. See 1 Timothy 4:14 .

Verse 10

make . Greek. diatithemi. See Acts 3:25 .

I will put. Literally "giving". Same Greek. word in 2 Corinthians 8:16 ; &c.

write . Greek. epigrapho. See Mark 15:26 .

in = upon. Greek. epi . App-104 .

a = for (Greek. eis) .

God . App-98 .

people . See Acts 2:47 .

Verse 11

every man = each one

neighbour . The texts read polites (fellow)-citizen, instead of plesios.

Know . Greek. ginosko. App-132 .

know . Greek. oida. App-132 .

least, &c . Literally little to great.

Verse 12

merciful . Greek. hileos . See Matthew 16:22 .

unrighteousness . Greek. adikia (plural) App-128 .

sins . Greek. hamartia. App-128 .

iniquities . Greek. anomia. App-128 .

no . Greek. ou me, as Hebrews 8:11 . The quotation is from Jam 31:31-34 .

Verse 13

made . . . old . Greek. palaioo. See Hebrews 1:11 .

decayeth . Same as "made old".

waxeth old . Greek. gerasko. Only here and John 21:18 .

ready = near.

vanish away = vanishing. Greek. aphanismos. Only here. Compare Acts 13:41 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Hebrews 8". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/hebrews-8.html. 1909-1922.