Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Hebrews 10:16

" This is the covenant that I will make with them After those days, says the Lord : I will put My laws upon their heart , And on their mind I will write them ," He then says,
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Atonement;   Law;   Prophecy;   Quotations and Allusions;   Regeneration;   Types;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible, the;   Law;   The Topic Concordance - Covenant;   Forgetting;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Testament;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Covenant;   Giving;   Holy spirit;   Humanity, humankind;   Law;   Mind;   Sacrifice;   Sanctification;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Fulfillment;   Offerings and Sacrifices;   Ordinance;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Atonement;   Covenant;   Holy Ghost;   Peace;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Atonement, Day of;   Christianity;   Hebrews, the Epistle to the;   High Priest;   Holy Spirit, the;   Jeremiah;   Lord's Supper;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Covenant;   Earth, Land;   Expiation, Propitiation;   Hebrews;   Mind;   Reconcilation;   Scapegoat;   Witness, Martyr;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Heart;   Jeremiah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Heart ;   Hebrews Epistle to the;   Israel, Israelite;   Priest;   Propitiation (2);   Sacrifice;   Sacrifice (2);   Type;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Atonement, Day of;   10 Forgiveness Remission;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Christ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Law;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Commandment;   Covenant, the New;   Cup;   Intercession of Christ;   Make;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - New Testament;  
Devotionals:
Every Day Light - Devotion for November 26;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

This is the covenant that I will make with them After those days, saith the Lord: I will put my laws on their heart, And upon their mind will I write them; then saith he, And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

The author still has in mind the extensive prophecy of the new covenant by Jeremiah which he more fully quoted in Hebrews 8, where he used it to show that God had foretold the abrogation of the old covenant and had from the first intended to abolish it. At this place the author dwells upon the fact that true and total forgiveness was likewise a foreordained purpose of the new institution. Westcott said, "The consequences of sin are threefold: debt which requires forgiveness, bondage which requires redemption, and alienation which requires reconciliation." All of these, forgiveness, redemption, and reconciliation are found in Jesus Christ. The most precious words in all the Bible, perhaps, with reference to the hope of eternal life and in view of the number and weight of sins, are these, "And their iniquities will I remember no more." How sacred is this promise. Sins which people themselves cannot forget, God will forget! "`Remember no more' is a contrast to `remembrance year by year.' Man remembers, but God forgets when he forgives."[22]

ENDNOTE:

[22] Don Earl Boatman, Helps from Hebrews (Joplin, Missouri: College Press, 1960), p. 310.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/hebrews-10.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

This is the covenant that I will make with them,.... See Gill on Hebrews 8:10.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/hebrews-10.html. 1999.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

With them (προς αυτουςpros autous). The author changes τωι οικωι Ισραελtōi oikōi Israel (Hebrews 8:10) thus without altering the sense. He also changes the order of “heart” (καρδιαςkardias) and “mind” (διανοιανdianoian) from that in Hebrews 8:10.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/hebrews-10.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

Jeremiah 31:33, etc.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/hebrews-10.html. 1765.

William Newell's Commentary on Romans, Hebrews and Revelation

This is the covenant that I will make with them--See Chapter 8 for comment on the covenants.

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Newell, William. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". William Newell's Commentary on Romans, Hebrews and Revelation. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wnc/hebrews-10.html. 1938.

Scofield's Reference Notes

Lord

Jehovah, Hebrews 10:16; Hebrews 10:17; Jeremiah 31:33; Jeremiah 31:34.

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Hebrews 10:16". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/hebrews-10.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

Ver. 16. I will put my laws] {See Trapp on "Hebrews 8:10"}

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/hebrews-10.html. 1865-1868.

Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

16.] This is the covenant which I will make with them (in ch. Hebrews 8:10, τῷ οἴκῳ ἰσραήλ. Here the prophecy is taken out of its national limits and universalized) after those days, saith the Lord: giving my laws into their hearts (ch. Hebrews 8:10, εἰς τὴν διάνοιαν), and on their mind ( ἐπὶ καρδίας, ch. Hebrews 8:10) will I in scribe them:—

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Alford, Henry. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/hebrews-10.html. 1863-1878.

Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

Hebrews 10:16. Instead of τῷ οἴκῳ ἰσραήλ, Hebrews 8:10, the author here places πρὸς αὐτούς. Certainly not unintentionally. By means of the more general πρὸς αὐτούς, the more definite reference to the natural descendants of the patriarch as the recipients of the New Covenant receded into the background.

διδούς] attaches itself here also only to ἣν δοαθήσομαι; here it is true, with yet greater grammatical ruggedness than at Hebrews 8:10.

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Meyer, Heinrich. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/hebrews-10.html. 1832.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Hebrews 10:16. αὕτη, this) See ch. Hebrews 8:10; Hebrews 8:12.

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Bengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/hebrews-10.html. 1897.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

God promiseth his true Israel his entering with them into a new testamental covenant; after the days that the covenant administration at Sinai was expired, then the Lord saith, Jeremiah 31:33, that he will renew minds and hearts by his Spirit, and contorm them to his will, that they shall be living, walking exemplars of his law; of both which see Hebrews 8:10. This work of sanctification of souls is properly inferred here, to prove that such as enjoy it are perfected by Christ, because the promise of holiness is joined with that of perfect righteousness. Formerly it was urged from the text to another purpose, to prove God’s will of changing the Aaronical administration of the covenant, because this was better. Here it is urged to prove the perfect effect of the sacrifice of Christ once offered to God, without which these promises of the covenant of justifying and sanctifying sinners had neither been made nor effected.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/hebrews-10.html. 1685.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

-17 ‘Then he says, “And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” ’

And added to this will be the complete removal of their sinfulness. All their sins and iniquities, their outward failures (‘sins’) and their inward sinfulness (‘iniquities’), will be remembered no more. They will be deliberately obliterated from God’s memory. ‘Remembered no more’ is, of course, hyperbole to express the completeness of God’s forgiveness. Nothing that they have done or failed to do will be counted against them any longer.

So His covenant offers a new freedom to obey God, and a dealing with the spiritual death (Ephesians 2:1; Ephesians 2:5), bondage (Mark 10:45; 1 Corinthians 6:20; John 8:34-36; Romans 6:6; Romans 6:14; Romans 6:17-18), indebtedness (Colossians 2:14) and alienation (Colossians 1:21; Ephesians 4:18) caused by sin

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/hebrews-10.html. 2013.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

covenant. See Hebrews 8:6.

make. Greek. diatithemi. See Hebrews 8:10.

LORD. App-98.

I will put = giving.

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

in = upon, as above.

write. See Hebrews 8:10.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/hebrews-10.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(16) I will put my laws.‚ÄĒRather, putting my laws upon their heart, upon their mind also will I write them. The first part of the quotation (Hebrews 8:8-10 in part) is omitted, and also some later lines (the last words of Hebrews 10:10 and the whole of Hebrews 10:11 in Hebrews 8). In the remainder we notice some variations, which prove that the writer is not aiming at verbal agreement with the original passage, but is quoting the substance only. (See the Note on Hebrews 8:10.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/hebrews-10.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
8:8-12; Jeremiah 31:33,34; Romans 11:27
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:3 - thou shalt;  Ezra 7:27 - put such;  Psalm 25:7 - Remember;  Psalm 119:16 - delight;  Psalm 119:167 - soul;  Proverbs 3:3 - write;  Isaiah 51:7 - in whose;  Isaiah 59:21 - this;  Jeremiah 31:31 - I;  Daniel 9:27 - confirm;  Matthew 22:37 - GeneralJohn 6:45 - And they;  Romans 3:31 - yea;  2 Corinthians 3:3 - but;  1 Thessalonians 4:9 - for ye;  Hebrews 8:10 - this is;  Hebrews 8:12 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hebrews-10.html.

Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.

The Apostle had already quoted from Jeremiah what is repeated in this verse. See chap.

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Haldane, Robert. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hal/hebrews-10.html. 1835.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

16.This—A comparison will show that our author requotes with verbal variations but essential sameness.

 

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/hebrews-10.html. 1874-1909.

The Bible Study New Testament

16. This is the covenant. SeeHebrews 8:10-12and notes.

 

 

 

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Ice, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:16". "The Bible Study New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/hebrews-10.html. College Press, Joplin, MO. 1974.