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Hebrews 9 Commentary


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Hebrews 9:1-7

The Old Covenant had regulations for worship and Paul explains some of them here. He will then proceed to show how these look forward to and teach of Jesus.

Hebrews 9:8-10

The law and the tabernacle served as a representation of Christ and the true tabernacle in heaven, and now that Christ has come it is fulfilled. The truths demonstrated inside the tabernacle are now to be a reality within the tabernacle of the human bodies of believers, in their conscience.

Hebrews 9:11-12

Christ’s priestly ministry is better than that of the Old Covenant. He entered the greater tabernacle, through His own blood, and He did it once for all.

Hebrews 9:13-15

If the blood of animals was able to cleanse sins, then through the blood of Christ we will gain much more, leading to a life of constructive service to God and freedom from a cluttered conscience.

Hebrews 9:16-22

Death is necessary to validate a covenant; death played a role in the Old and the New Covenants.

Hebrews 9:23-28

Christ’s sacrifice was better than any previous sacrifices: He offered it in the presence of God, the blood of the sinless Son was offered, and it was offered once for all.