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Hebrews 10:18

Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.
New American Standard Version

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Nave's Topical Bible - Atonement;   Jesus, the Christ;   Law;   Offerings;   Sin;   Suffering;   Types;   Scofield Reference Index - Atonement;   Christ;   Sacrifice;   Summary;   Thompson Chain Reference - Remission of Sin;   Salvation-Condemnation;   Sin;   The Topic Concordance - Covenant;   Forgetting;  
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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Testament;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Assurance;   Covenant;   Forgiveness;   Law;   Sacrifice;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Atonement;   Covenant;   Peace;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Atonement, Day of;   Christianity;   Ezekiel;   Hebrews, the Epistle to the;   High Priest;   Lord's Supper;   Sacrifice;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Earth, Land;   Expiation, Propitiation;   Hebrews;   Reconcilation;   Remission;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Forgiveness;   Hebrews, Epistle to;   Jeremiah;   Justification, Justify;   Priest;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Blood;   Forgiveness;   Hebrews Epistle to the;   Israel, Israelite;   Priest;   Propitiation (2);   Sacrifice;   Sin;   Type;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Atonement, Day of;   Hebrews, Epistle to the;   10 Forgiveness Remission;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Christ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Law;  
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - For;   Forgiveness;   Intercession of Christ;  
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Adam Clarke Commentary

Now where remission of these is - In any case, where sin is once pardoned, there is no farther need of a sin-offering; but every believer on Christ has his sin blotted out, and therefore needs no other offering for that sin.

"If," says Dr. Macknight, "after remission is granted to the sinner, there is no need of any more sacrifice for sin; and if Christ, by offering himself once, has perfected for ever the sanctified, Hebrews 10:14, the sacrifice of the mass, as it is called, about which the Romish clergy employ themselves so incessantly, and to which the papists trust for the pardon of their sins, has no foundation in Scripture. Nay, it is an evident impiety, as it proceeds upon the supposition that the offering of the body of Christ once is not sufficient to procure the pardon of sin, but must be frequently repeated. If they reply that their mass is only the representation and commemoration of the sacrifice of Christ, they give up the cause, and renounce an article of their faith, established by the council of Trent, which, in session xxii. can. 1, 3, declared the sacrifice of the mass to be a true and propitiatory sacrifice for sin. I say, give up the cause; for the representation and commemoration of a sacrifice is not a sacrifice. Farther, it cannot be affirmed that the body of Christ is offered in the mass, unless it can be said that, as often as it is offered, Christ has suffered death; for the apostle says expressly, Hebrews 9:25, Hebrews 9:26, that if Christ offered himself often, he must often have suffered since the foundation of the world." Let him disprove this who can.

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Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Now where remission of these is - Remission or forgiveness of sins; that is, of the sins mentioned in the previous verse.

There is no more offering for sin - If those sins are wholly blotted out, there is no more need of sacrifice to atone for them, any more than there is need to pay a debt again which has been once paid. The idea of Paul is, that in the Jewish dispensation there was a constant repeating of the remembrance of sins by the sacrifices which were offered, but that in reference to the dispensation under the Messiah, sin would be entirely cancelled. There would be one great and all-sufficient sacrifice, and when there was faith in that offering, sin would be absolutely forgiven. If that was the case, there would be no occasion for any further sacrifice for it, and the offering need not be repeated. This circumstance, on which the apostle insists so much, made a very important difference between the new covenant and the old. In the one, sacrifices were offered every day; in the other, the sacrifice once made was final and complete; in the one case, there was no such forgiveness but that the offender was constantly reminded of his sins by the necessity of the repetition of sacrifice; in the other, the pardon was so complete that all dread of wrath was taken away, and the sinner might look up to God as calmly and joyfully as if he had never been guilty of transgression.

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Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

This is the final, irrevocable verdict. Remission of sins having been provided through Christ, by means of one final and complete offering, already accomplished, all the Jewish offerings simply do not legally exist any more. They are not. "There is no more offering for sin," as required by the old law. It has forever been changed and repealed.

Lenski was struck with the cosmic sweep and power of such words as "remission" and "redemption." Here are some of his words,

The remission of sins means, literally, "the sending away" of sins. (This means) to send away the sins of a sinner as far as the east is from the west. (Psalms 103:12), as a cloud is blotted out and vanishes (Isaiah 44:22), to the bottom of the sea (Micah 7:19), thus blotting out the sins even from memory.[23]

When God sends away "these," namely our sins and violations of his law, so that even his memory does not recall them, they are gone indeed. But the Spirit testifies that God actually does this.[24]SIZE>

THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS

The importance of understanding the final and complete nature of the heavenly offering of the blood of Christ for human sins is so great, and any denial of such a sublime truth, even though unintentional, is of such terrible consequence to mankind that we are led to inquire here as to the validity of the commonly held view that Christ's blood is DAILY sacrificed in such a thing as the mass. One cannot help viewing with alarm the inattention to such a thing as this by so many able and learned commentators on the New Testament, especially in this century. The writers sought in vain among modern scholars for a firm word on this subject; and not until Robertson's mild question, "One wonders how priests who claim that `the mass' is the sacrifice of Christ's body repeated explain this verse!"[25] does one even find it mentioned. The older commentators were more diligent to set forth the truth; and, in order to emulate their worthy example, we here register the words of the inimitable James Macknight on this subject as they were quoted in the words of Adam Clarke's great commentary.

If (says Dr. Macknight) after remission is granted to the sinner, there is no need of any more sacrifice for sins; and if Christ, by offering himself once has perfected forever the sanctified (Hebrews 10:14), the sacrifice of the mass, as it is called, about which the Roman clergy employ themselves so incessantly; and to which the papists trust for the pardon of their sins, has no foundation in Scripture. Nay, it is evident impiety, as it proceeds upon the supposition that the offering of the body of Christ "once" is not sufficient to procure the pardon of sin, but must be frequently repeated. If they reply that their mass is only the representation and commemoration of the sacrifice of Christ, they give up the cause and renounce an article of their faith, established by the Council of Trent, which in session 22canons 1,3, declared "the sacrifice of the mass to be true and propitiatory sacrifice for sin." I say, give up the cause; for the representation and commemoration of a sacrifice is not a sacrifice. Further, it cannot be affirmed that the body of Christ is offered in the mass, unless it can be said that, as often as it is offered, "Christ has suffered death"; for the apostle says expressly (Hebrews 9:25,26) that if Christ offered himself often, "He must have suffered since the foundation of the world."[26]

To this paragraph, Adam Clarke appended the challenge: "Let him disprove this who can!"

Here in Hebrews we view the end of the most elaborate and impressive argument ever directed to human intelligence extolling the glorious superiority of Christ and his redeeming mission for mankind. Without doubt the author was guided by the Holy Spirit, since unaided human mind could never have discovered it. Like Lenski, we feel the burning words of this message and marvel at their power. Some of the words, especially, are charged with unbelievable emotion and eloquence for all who fully understand them. Throughout the New Testament, those words which certify man's salvation - how beautiful they are, how rich with the tenderness of God, how far beyond all mortal merit. Wonderful indeed are the words that teach people of the love of Christ; and, in the long and terrible night of this world's darkness and despair, how grandly do those words go marching in the gloom of human sin and transgression, RANSOMED; REDEEMED; PROPITIATED; BOUGHT WITH A PRICE; SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS!

The remainder of Hebrews is given over principally to exhortation and this concludes the great burden of theological discussion, though not all of it; and the words of Westcott are a fitting summation of this section. He said,

The prophetic words show that under the new covenant no place is left for the Levitical sacrifices. The Christian can therefore dispense with them without any loss. To be forced to give up their shadowy consolation is to be led to realize more practically the work of Christ. This is the last, the decisive word of the argument.[27]

And, to go a little further, indeed the whole way, as intended by the author of Hebrews, it is not merely the "Levitical sacrifices" to be dispensed with, but the entire system. Christ took away the first that he might establish the second; and what is not in the second simply is not.

[23] R. C. H. Lenski, op. cit., p. 311.

[24] Ibid., p. 341.

[25] A. T. Robertson, Word Pictures of the New Testament (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1932), p. 409.

[26] Adam Clarke, op. cit., p. 755.

[27] Brooke Foss Westcott, op. cit., p. 317.

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John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Now where remission of these is,.... That is, of these sins; and that there is remission of them, is evident from this promise of the covenant, just now produced; from God's gracious proclamation of it; from the shedding of Christ's blood for it; from his exaltation at the Father's right hand to give it; from the Gospel declaration of it; and from the several instances of persons favoured with it:

there is no more offering for sin; there may be other offerings, as of praise and thanksgiving, but none for sin; "there is no need", as the Syriac version; or there is not required, as the Arabic version; there is no need of the reiteration of Christ's sacrifice, nor will he be offered up any more, nor of the repetition of legal sacrifices, nor ought they to continue any longer. The Jews themselves sayF23Vajikra Rabba, sect. 9. fol. 153. 1. , that

"in the time to come (i.e. in the times of the Messiah) all offerings shall cease, but the sacrifice of praise.'

And one of their writers saysF24R. Abendana Not. in Miclol Yophi in Psal. lxxii. 20. , when

"the King Messiah, the son of David, shall reign, there will be no need of כפרה, "an atonement", nor of deliverance, or prosperity, for all these things will be had;'

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Geneva Study Bible

Now where remission of these [is, there is] no more offering for g sin.

(g) He said well, for sin: for there remains another offering, that is, of thanksgiving.
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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

where remission of these is — as there is under the Gospel covenant (Hebrews 10:17). “Here ends the finale (Hebrews 10:1-18) of the great tripartite arrangement (Hebrews 7:1-25; 7:26-9:12; 9:13-10:18) of the middle portion of the Epistle. Its great theme was Christ a High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. What it is to be a high priest after the order of Melchisedec is set forth, Hebrews 7:1-25, as contrasted with the Aaronic order. That Christ, however, as High Priest, is Aaron‘s antitype in the true holy place, by virtue of His self-sacrifice here on earth, and Mediator of a better covenant, whose essential character the old only typified, we learn, Hebrews 7:26-9:12. And that Christ‘s self-sacrifice, offered through the Eternal Spirit, is of everlasting power, as contrasted with the unavailing cycle of legal offerings, is established in the third part, Hebrews 9:13-10:18; the first half of this last portion [Hebrews 9:13-28 ], showing that both our present possession of salvation, and our future completion of it, are as certain to us as that He is with God, ruling as a Priest and reigning as a King, once more to appear, no more as a bearer of our sins, but in glory as a Judge. The second half, Hebrews 10:1-18, reiterating the main position of the whole, the High Priesthood of Christ, grounded on His offering of Himself - its kingly character its eternal accomplishment of its end, confirmed by Psalm 40:1-17 and Psalm 110:1-7 and Jeremiah 31:1-40 ” [Delitzsch in Alford].

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Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

There is no more offering for sin (ουκετι προσπορα περι αμαρτιαςouketi prosphora peri hamartias). This is the logical and triumphant conclusion concerning the better sacrifice offered by Christ (9:13-10:18). As Jeremiah had prophesied, there is actually remission (απεσιςaphesis removal) of sins. Repetition of the sacrifice is needless.

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Vincent's Word Studies

d There is no more offering for sin. Forgiveness of sin is the characteristic of the new covenant. In Jeremiah complete pardon of sins is promised. If the pardon is complete, there is left no place for the Levitical sacrifices under the new covenant. At this point the doctrinal portion of the epistle ends.

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William Newell's Commentary on Romans, Hebrews and Revelation

In the words, No more offering for sin, we reach the conclusion of the doctrinal part of this great epistle to the Hebrews. Would it might sink into the heart of every reader that the only offering for sin that will ever be made has been made on the Cross, and can be rested in by any willing heart! From the "Now once at the consummation of the ages hath He been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself" (Ch. 9:26) follow on to the "Once offered to bear the sins of many" (Ch. 9:28), and to "The offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all" (Ch. 10. 10), "One Sacrifice for sins forever" (10. 12), "By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified" (vs. 14), down to verse 18. There is no more offering for sin! The soul that leans or rests on that ONE OFFERING will spend eternity in the delights of Heaven!

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Scofield's Reference Notes

offering

Sacrifice, Summary"

(1) The first intimation of sacrifice is Genesis 3:21 the "coats of skins" having obviously come from slain animals. The first clear instance of sacrifice is Genesis 4:4 explained in Hebrews 11:4. Abel's righteousness was the result of his sacrifice, not of his character.

(2) Before the giving of the law the head of the family was the family priest. By the law an order of priests was established who alone could offer sacrifices. Those sacrifices were "shadows," types, expressing variously the guilt and need of the offerer in reference to God, and all pointing to Christ and fulfilled in Him.

(3) As foreshadowed by the types and explained by the N.T., the sacrifice of Christ is

penal Galatians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21

substitutional Leviticus 1:4; Isaiah 53:5; Isaiah 53:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24

voluntary Genesis 22:9; John 10:18

redemptive Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 6:20

propitiatory Romans 3:25

reconciling 2 Corinthians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 1:21; Colossians 1:22

efficacious John 12:32; John 12:33; Romans 5:9; Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:13; Hebrews 9:11; Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:26; Hebrews 10:10-17; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5

and revelatory John 3:16; 1 John 4:9; 1 John 4:10.

sin Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23").

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John Trapp Complete Commentary

18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

Ver. 18. Where remission of sin is] viz. An impletory remission, as now in the New Testament, not a promissory, as under the Old.

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Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Hebrews 10:18. Now where remission of these is, The inference here drawn depends upon the preceding words cited from the prophet. See Jeremiah 31:33-34. The apostle quotes here only what was necessary to his purpose, in order to make good his inference; that where there is forgiveness of iniquity, and a promise for the faithful not to remember sins any more, there can be no occasion for any further oblation for sins.

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Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

18.] But (or, ‘now:’ it is the ‘but’ of the demonstration, referring to a well-known axiomatic fact as contrasting with the contrary hypothesis) where there is remission of these, there is no longer offering concerning sin.

“Here ends the finale (Hebrews 10:1-18) of the great tripartite arrangement (Hebrews 7:1-25; Hebrews 7:26 to Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:13 to Hebrews 10:18) of the middle portion of the Epistle. ‘Christ a High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek,’ this was its great theme, now brought to a conclusion. That the Priesthood of Christ, as Melchisedekite, is as high above the Levitical as God’s heaven is above the earth,—that Christ, with His One High-priestly self-sacrifice, has accomplished that which the Levitical priesthood with its sacrifices was unable to accomplish,—that henceforth, both our present possession of salvation, and our future completion of salvation, are as certain to us as that He is with God, ruling as a priest and reigning as a king, once more to appear, no more as a bearer of our sins, but in glory as a Judge;—these are the three great fundamental thoughts, now brought to their full development. What it is, to be a High Priest after the order of Melchisedek and not of Aaron, is set forth, ch. Hebrews 7:1-25. That Christ however as High Priest is Aaron’s antitype, ruling in the true holy place by virtue of His self-sacrifice here on earth,—and Mediator of a better covenant, whose essential character the old covenant only shadowed forth and typified, we learn, Hebrews 7:26 to Hebrews 9:12. And that the self-sacrifice of Christ, offered through the eternal Spirit, is of everlasting power, as contrasted with the unavailing cycle of legal offerings, is established in the third part, Hebrews 9:13 to Hebrews 10:18; the second half of this portion, Hebrews 10:1-18, being devoted to a reiterated and conclusive treatment of the main position of the whole,—the High-priesthood of Christ, grounded on His offering of Himself,—its Kingly character, its eternal accomplishment of its end, confirmed by Psalms 40, Psalms 110, Jeremiah 31” Delitzsch.

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

Hebrews 10:18. τούτων] is not a neuter (Böhme: “ut, quicquid esset peccati, in universum designaretur”), but feminine, inasmuch as it refers back to ἁμαρτιῶν and ἀνομιῶν, Hebrews 10:17.

οὐκέτι] sc. ἐστίν, there expiatory sacrifice no longer takes place, sc. because in connection with such a state it has become unnecessary.

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Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Hebrews 10:18. ἄφεσις, forgiveness) This is evident from Hebrews 10:17.

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Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The Spirit having cleared his assumption before, now concludes; Whereas perfect forgiveness of sins is from God’s grace, by the one sacrifice of his Son once offered, acquired and effected for penitent believers for ever, as the promise voucheth, Jeremiah 31:34: For he will in no wise remember their sins, but will forgive them for ever; therefore there needs no repetition of that sacrifice again, or of any other for sin. But the Hebrews had the highest reason now to desert the legal sacrifices, and to rest upon and to cleave to his alone, any being, use, or consistency of such, after the effect of Christ’s one sacrifice, being vain; for all being completed in his, it is but just theirs should cease from them.

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Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament

No more offering; no need of any further atonement.

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Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

‘Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.’

And all this being so no further offerings for sin will be required. For once sins are remitted, removed and sent away, there is no more an offering for sin. All offerings for sin have become redundant.

The inference behind all this is that once Christ’s work has been wrought in a man or woman the problem of their sin as a barrier or as a condemnation is dealt with for ever as far as God is concerned. It will nevermore be accounted to them. Thus no more sacrifices and offerings are required. What will be required of them is their obedience as children to their Father. And if that obedience fails there will be chastisement but never condemnation (Hebrews 12:5-13; Romans 8:1).

But the further inference is that now remission of all sins is available in Christ, there is nowhere else to turn in order to obtain remission of sins.

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Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Hebrews 10:18. And plainly where there is forgiveness of these, there is no need of further atonement; and the sacrifices of the Law which were instituted to meet and deepen man’s sense of a need they could not satisfy, and which secured at best outward forgiveness only, are for ever done away.

Here ends the threefold central argument of the Epistle, that Christ is a Priest after the order of Melchisedec, not of Aaron, Hebrews 7:1-25; that He is the Mediator of a better covenant, Hebrews 7:26 to Hebrews 9:12; and that His sacrifice is of everlasting efficacy and is fittingly followed by His kingdom, Hebrews 9:13 to Hebrews 10:18 : the first eighteen verses of chapter 10 being devoted to a repetition of the main positions and to the confirmation of them from the Old Testament.

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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

no more = no longer. Greek. ouketi. The argument of the Priesthood of Christ, begun in Hebrews 5:1, here triumphantly concluded.

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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

Where remission of these is - as there is under the Gospel covenant (Hebrews 10:17). 'Here ends the finale (Hebrews 10:1-18) of the tripartite arrangement (Heb 7:1-25; 7:26-9:12; 9:13-10:18) of the middle portion of the letter. Its great theme was Christ, a High Priest forever after the order of Melchisedek. What it is to be this is set forth, Hebrews 7:1-25, as contrasted with the Aaronic order. That Christ, however, as High Priest, is Aaron's antitype in the true holy place, by virtue of His self-sacrifice on earth, and Mediator of a better covenant, whose essence the old only typified, we learn, Hebrews 7:26-28; Hebrews 8:1-13; Hebrews 9:1-12. And that Christ's self-sacrifice, offered through the eternal Spirit, is of everlasting power, as contrasted with the unavailing cycle of legal offerings, is established in the third part, Hebrews 9:13-28; Hebrews 10:1-18; the first half of this last portion, Hebrews 9:13-28, showing that both our present possession of salvation and our future completion of it are as certain as that He is with God, ruling as a Priest and reigning as a King, once more to appear, no more as bearer of our sins, but in glory as Judge. The second half, Hebrews 10:1-18, reiterating the main position, the High Priesthood of Christ, grounded on His offering of Himself, its kingly character, its eternal accomplishment of its end, confirmed by Psalms 40:1-17 and Psalms 110:1-7, and Jeremiah 31:1-40.' (Delitzsch in Alford).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:18". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/hebrews-10.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(18) Now where.—Bather, But where remission (or forgiveness, see Hebrews 9:22) of these is, there is no longer offering for sin. Here the argument reaches its triumphant close.

At this point we enter on the last great division of the Epistle (Hebrews 10:19 to Hebrews 13:25), which is occupied with earnest exhortation, encouragement to perseverance alternating with solemn warning against apostasy. The first section of this main division extends to the end of this chapter.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:18". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/hebrews-10.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
2,14
Reciprocal: Genesis 3:24 - to keep;  Jeremiah 31:34 - for I;  Jeremiah 50:20 - the iniquity;  Ephesians 1:7 - the forgiveness

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hebrews-10.html.

E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament

See the comments at verse3 ( Hebrews 10:3).

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

Now where remission of these Isaiah, there is no more offering for sin.

Now where.—It had been previously shown that the repetition of the Jewish sacrifices proved their inefficacy, but God engages to remember no more the sins and iniquities of the children of the new covenant. Now, it is self-evident that where there is remission of sins no farther sacrifice is requisite. The object of the sacrifice is to cancel guilt; and, where it is cancelled, any further offering must be superfluous. The children of the new covenant are sanctified by Christ's one offering, verse14; and to present another offering for sin virtually pronounces it insufficient, thus making God a liar. Nothing can more clearly prove how utterly unscriptural is the sacrifice of the mass.

It is held by Roman Catholics to be a real sacrifice, a repetition of what took place on Calvary; and thus they deny the efficacy of the death of Christ as an atoning sacrifice, for as the Apostle argues that the worshippers, once purged, should have no more conscience of sin. Chap. They may allege that the mass is only a commemoration of the sacrifice of Christ, but the Council of Trent declares the sacrifice of the mass to be a "true and proper propitiatory sacrifice for sin," which directly contradicts the assertion of the Apostle, and pours contempt on that finished work of which God hath expressed His full approbation by raising Christ from the dead, and giving Him glory, that our faith and hope might be in God. Those who pretend to offer a sacrifice for sin deny the perfection of the sacrifice of Christ, and are not entitled to the name of Christians.

It was the manner of the Apostle in all his epistles to bring forward the great doctrines of the Gospel as the foundation of those exhortations which he saw to be requisite for those to whom he wrote.

Men admire the morality of the New Testament, but they turn with disgust from those truths on which alone the morality rests. Christian practice is as inseparably connected with the truth as it is in Jesus as the fruitful branch is with the stock of the tree. The work of the law is written on men"s hearts; hence they admire the practice which proceeds from the faith of the Gospel, while that Gospel is a stumbling block and foolishness to them.

The verse which we have been considering forms the conclusion of the doctrinal part of this Epistle. In what follows, the Apostle proceeds to the practical improvement of the truth which he had laid down.

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The Bible Study New Testament

18. Is no longer needed. “This is why Christianity does not have the continuing sacrifices which the Law had. When sin is canceled and God forgets it, no more sacrifice is necessary!!!” [But notice Acts 8:20-24and notes.]

 

 

 

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Ice, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Hebrews 10:18". "The Bible Study New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/hebrews-10.html. College Press, Joplin, MO. 1974.