hebrews 13 commentary

It is a perilous responsibility for a man to have to give account for others' deeds, who is not sufficient for his own [ESTIUS, from AQUINAS]. The final chapter of the book of Hebrews offers instructions for Christian living and a farewell which includes both a prayer request and a benediction. BENGEL remarks that the Hebrew, "todah," is beautifully emphatic. 19. the rather--Greek, "I the more abundantly beseech you." 6. may--rather as Greek, expressing confidence actually realized, "So that we boldly (confidently) say" ( Psalms 56:4 Psalms 56:11 , 118:6 ). Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. of It is found in no Epistle written by any other apostle in Paul's lifetime. 17. Hebrews 13:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:4, NIV: "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." Hebrews 13:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:16, NIV: "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." Hebrews 13:13, KJV: "Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach." of praise--for salvation. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. It was an old saying of the rabbis, "At a future time all sacrifices shall cease, but praises shall not cease." It speaks of eternal redemption, eternal inheritance, the eternal Spirit even.. << Hebrews 12 | Hebrews 13 | James 1 >>. NIV Application Commentary – Hebrews 13:5–6 . Good conscience produces confidence, where the Holy Spirit rules the conscience ( Romans 9:1 ). the end--the termination, at death. Even in the most troublous and distressing situation, he can bring peace to men's souls. Marriage is honorable among all: The Bible holds high the ideal of married life and the institution of family. . without the camp--in which were the tabernacle and Levitical priests and legal worshippers, during Israel's journey through the wilderness; replaced afterwards by Jerusalem (containing the temple), outside of whose walls Jesus was crucified. Contrast with this servile worship ours. 13:1-6 The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Hebrews 13:13, KJV: "Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach." See that it continue with you. For just as "the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by . is set at liberty--from prison. Be not forgetful--implying it was a duty which they all recognized, but which they might forget to act on ( Hebrews 13:3 Hebrews 13:7 Hebrews 13:16 ). 21. 13 1-4 Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. BIRKS translates, "dismissed," "sent away," namely, on a mission to Greece, as Paul promised ( Philippians 2:19 ). It is only spoken of in chapter 8:34, and an allusion in chapter 10:6. . He says here "all," for the Hebrews whom he addresses were not all in one place, though the Jerusalem Hebrews are chiefly addressed. The superior *apostle 3:1-4:13. We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. Hebrews 13:9 Commentaries: Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. Hebrews 13:13, ESV: "Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured." 9. about--rather, as oldest manuscripts read, "carried aside"; namely, compare Ephesians 4:14 . Our high tech world leads to low touch with other people, which in turn leads to the rise in a sense of loneliness. This clause, "the blood of the everlasting covenant," is a summary retrospect of the Epistle (compare Hebrews 9:12 ). ( C) 3 Continue to remember those in prison. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the BibleHebrews 13. "As night comes between yesterday and to-day, and yet night itself is swallowed up by yesterday and to-day, so the "suffering" did not so interrupt the glory of Jesus Christ which was of yesterday, and that which is to-day, as not to continue to be the same. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby () some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13 Commentary - William Barclay's Daily Study Bible) LONELINESS. not with grief--at your disobedience; apprehending also that in the day of account you may be among the lost, instead of being their crown of rejoicing. Proud member CHRYSOSTOM was deeply struck with these words, as he tells us [On the Priesthood, 6], "The fear of this threat continually agitates my soul." Hebrews 13:9 . Hebrews 13:20-21 explains the way we offer pleasing "sacrifices" "Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to Whom be the glory forever and ever. Of Christ the sin-offering we may partake, provided we go forth unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach. 9:9,14; 10:2,22; 13:18). NIV Application Commentary – Hebrews 13:5–6 . Hebrews 13:11-14. It was important he should not seem to set himself in opposition to their guides, but rather strengthen their hands; he claims no authority directly or indirectly over these rulers themselves [BIRKS]. The point of Hebrews 13:5–6 is that the Lord will provide all that we need for a life founded on faith. Salem Media Group. are burned without the camp," so "Jesus also that . EXHORTATION TO VARIOUS GRACES, ESPECIALLY CONSTANCY IN FAITH, FOLLOWING JESUS AMIDST REPROACHES. Hebrews 13:4, ESV: "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous." Be content with your financial status . 13. therefore--This "therefore" breathes the deliberate fortitude of believers [BENGEL]. 7. 1. brotherly love--a distinct special manifestation of "charity" or "love" ( 2 Peter 1:7 ). ( A) 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, ( B) for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Sacrifices Pleasing to God. I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee--A promise tantamount to this was given to Jacob ( Genesis 28:15 ), to Israel ( Deuteronomy 31:6 Deuteronomy 31:8 ), to Joshua ( Joshua 1:5 ), to Solomon ( 1 Chronicles 28:20 ). suffer adversity--Greek, "are in evil state." Compare Ezekiel 34:23 and Jesus' own words, John 10:2 John 10:11 John 10:14 . ( Hbr 13:1-3) Express brotherly love. There should always be plenty of this kind of love among Christians, and it should continue. Be content with your financial status . 18. Resources » NIV Application Commentary » Hebrews 13:5–6. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. (i) God is the God of peace. that I may be restored to you--( Philemon 1:22 ). In refutation of the Jews' aspersions, he asserts in the same language as here his own conscientiousness before God and man, Acts 23:1-3 , Acts 24:16 Acts 24:20 Acts 24:21 (wherein he virtually implies that his reply to Ananias was not sinful impatience; for, indeed, it was a prophecy which he was inspired at the moment to utter, and which was fulfilled soon after). through Jesus Christ--"God doing (working) in you that . 20. As they do their part, so do you yours. Two manifestations of "brotherly love," hospitality and care for those in bonds. The great prayer of Hebrews 13:20-21 draws a perfect picture of God and of Jesus. 5. conversation--"manner of life." He contrasts with the Jews, who serve an earthly sanctuary, the Christians to whom the altar in heaven stands open, while it is closed against the Jews. What does Hebrews chapter 13 mean? without the gate--of Jerusalem; as if unworthy of the society of the covenant-people. Our meat, which we by faith spiritually eat, is the flesh of Christ, in contrast to the typical ceremonial meats. It is here first in the letter he mentions himself, in a way so unobtrusive, as not to prejudice his Hebrew readers against him, which would have been the result had he commenced this as his other Epistles, with authoritatively announcing his name and apostolic commission. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby () some have entertained angels unawares. Literally, "rightly," "becomingly.". sanctify--Though not brought into the temple "sanctuary" ( Hebrews 13:11 ) His blood has been brought into the heavenly sanctuary, and "sanctifies the people" ( Hebrews 2:11 Hebrews 2:17 ), by cleansing them from sin, and consecrating them to God. "Remember" your deceased rulers ( Hebrews 13:7 ). All who would be His must share the reproach which came upon Him, who was cast out by His people and crucified (Hebrews 11:26): they also must go forth “without the camp,” forsaking the company of His foes. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 7. He is the same yesterday, before He came into the world, and to-day, in heaven. The Jesus Christ (the full name being given, to mark with affectionate solemnity both His person and His office) who supported your spiritual rulers through life even unto their end "yesterday" (in times past), being at once "the Author and the Finisher of their faith" ( Hebrews 12:2 ), remains still the same Jesus Christ "to-day," ready to help you also, if like them you walk by "faith" in Him. Hebrews 13:7-14 Steadfastness, Separation, Sacrifice - John MacArthur Amplified - Therefore Jesus also suffered and died outside the [city’s] gate in order that (expresses the purpose) He might purify and consecrate the people through [the shedding of] His own blood and set them apart as holy [for God]. watch--"are vigilant" (Greek). Each one must for himself make choice either of the synagogue or of the church of Christ; between the two there can be … 4. is, &c.--Translate, "Let marriage be treated as honorable": as Hebrews 13:5 also is an exhortation. All rights reserved. whose faith--even unto death: probably death by martyrdom, as in the case of the instances of faith in Hebrews 11:35 . Hebrews 13:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:4, NIV: "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." Greek: kai ouk estin ktisi s aphanes enopion autou, panta de gumna kai tetrachelismena toi s ophthalmois autou, pros on hemin ho logos.. Amplified: And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open … such things as ye have--literally, "present things" ( Philippians 4:11 ). He would not conclude without mentioning 'the connecting link between the two truths mainly discussed; the one perfect sacrifice and the continual priestly intercession--the depth of His humiliation and the height of His glory--the "altar" of the cross and the ascension to the heavenly Holy of Holies. Salem Media Group. Obey them that have the rule over you--(Compare Hebrews 13:7 Hebrews 13:24 ). The transition is natural from their earthly pastors ( Hebrews 13:17 ), to the Chief Pastor, as in 1 Peter 5:1-4 . The God of peace by giving unity of true doctrine, will unite them in mutual love. The final chapter of the book of Hebrews offers instructions for Christian living and a farewell which includes both a prayer request and a benediction. There is a play on the same Greek word, Be not forgetful and unaware; let not the duty of hospitality to strangers escape you; for, by entertaining strangers, it has escaped the entertainers that they were entertaining angels. Those from Italy greet you. The Greek here is, "The grace (namely, of our Lord Jesus Christ) be with you all.". That not a literal eating of the sacrifice of Christ is meant in the Lord's Supper, but a spiritual is meant, appears from comparing Hebrews 13:9 with Hebrews 13:10 , "with GRACE, NOT with MEATS.". Those Hebrews who clung to the earthly sanctuary are representatives of all who cling to this earth. 14. here--on earth. that--Grief in your pastors is unprofitable for you, for it weakens their spiritual power; nay, more, "the groans (so the Greek for 'grief') of other creatures are heard; how much more of pastors!" Hebrews 13:16, ESV: "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." with such--and not mere ritualistic sacrifices. established with grace; not with meats--not with observances of Jewish distinctions between clean and unclean meats, to which ascetic Judaizers added in Christian times the rejection of some meats, and the use of others: noticed also by Paul in 1 Corinthians 8:8 1 Corinthians 8:13 , 6:13 , Romans 14:17 , an exact parallel to this verse: these are some of the "divers and strange doctrines" of the previous sentence. They died that way through faith, not for a lack of it. Hebrews 13:16, ESV: "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." So Paul exhorts, 1 Thessalonians 5:12 1 Thessalonians 5:13 . Some— Abraham and Lot. Entreats them to bear the word of exhortation, mentions Timothy, and concludes with the apostolical benediction, Hebrews 13:22-25. So God will be provoked to avenge on you their "groaning" (Greek). This ancient Greek word speaks of a brotherly friendship and affection. The apostle, having treated largely of Christ, and faith, and free grace, and gospel privileges, and warned the Hebrews against apostasy, now, in the close of all, recommends several excellent duties to them, as the proper fruits of faith ( Hebrews 13:1-17) he then bespeaks their prayers for him, and offers up his prayers to God for them, gives them some … If they must render God an account of their negligence, so must you for your ingratitude to them [GROTIUS]. Let us begin with Hebrews 13:2 where it says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Heb. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! Hebrews 4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do (NASB: Lockman). Hebrews 13 The Message (MSG) Jesus Doesn’t Change. 16. This is difficult to speak about today, because many who aren’t married feel put off by an emphasis o… to do his will, working in you--( Hebrews 10:36 ); rather as Greek, "doing in you." they--on their part; so the Greek. shepherd of the sheep--A title familiar to his Hebrew readers, from their Old Testament ( Isaiah 63:11 ; Septuagint): primarily Moses, antitypically Christ: already compared together, Hebrews 3:2-7 . Here only in the Epistle he mentions the resurrection. Yesterday in the time of our predecessors, and to-day in our age" [BENGEL]. This ancient Greek word spoke of brotherly friendship and affection. 8. Hebrews 13:11-14. The author of Hebrews has mentioned the "conscience" several times (cf. Hebrews 4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do (NASB: Lockman). for--reason why they who serve the tabernacle, are excluded from share in Christ; because His sacrifice is not like one of those sacrifices in which they had a share but answers to one which was "wholly burned" outside (the Greek is "burnt completely," "consumed by burning"), and which consequently they could not eat of. As Jesus suffered without the gate, so spiritually must those who desire to belong to Him, withdraw from the earthly Jerusalem and its sanctuary, as from this world in general. This Epistle was among those written later, when many of the heads of the Jerusalem Church had passed away. Hebrews 13:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:13, NIV: "Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore." Hebrews 3:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 3:13, NIV: "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called 'Today,' so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." (NASB: Lockman)Greek: di' autou anapheromen thusian aineseos dia pantos to theo, tout' estin karpon cheileon omologounton to onomati autou.. Amplified: Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice … strange--foreign to the truth. Pray for us--Paul usually requests the Church's intercessions for him in closing his Epistles, just as he begins with assuring them of his having them at heart in his prayers (but in this Epistle not till Hebrews 13:20 Hebrews 13:21 ), Romans 15:30 . Not unconscious and forgetful of the duty, they have unconsciously brought on themselves the blessing. But here the address is limited to the general body of the Church, in contrast to the rulers to whom they are charged to yield reverent submission. Let brotherly love continue. 13 Let () brotherly love continue. everlasting--The everlastingness of the covenant necessitated the resurrection. "To avoid fornication let EVERY MAN have his own wife" ( 1 Corinthians 7:2 ). with such--and not mere ritualistic sacrifices. 13… This is the last of four consecutive weeks that Hebrews has provided the second reading. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. The power of Jesus' redemption and the indwelling Spirit has removed the fear of God and shame of past sins and replaced them with a joy, peace, confidence, … 41 Quoted in Wuest, Hebrews in the Greek New Testament , p. 237. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In chapter 12, the author contrasted Moses’ experience at Mount Sinai (12:18-21) with what we can expect to experience at Mount Zion—the city of the living God—the heavenly Jerusalem (12:22-24). Some— Abraham and Lot. But the word for love used in Hebrews 13:1 is philadelphia, coming from the root philia. with joy--at your obedience; anticipating, too, that you shall be their "joy" in the day of giving account ( Philippians 4:1 ). (Hebrews 13 Commentary - William Barclay's Daily Study Bible) LONELINESS. Let brotherly love continue - Be all of one heart and one soul. He was the object of contempt and scorn. doctrines--"teachings." It is the love of deep friendship and partnership. His office, as the Anointed of the Spirit, making Him the medium of communicating the Spirit to us, the holy unction flowing down from the Head on the members (compare Acts 2:36 ). in all--"in the case of all men": "among all." . Paul's characteristic salutation in every one of his other thirteen Epistles, as he says himself, 1 Corinthians 16:21 1 Corinthians 16:23 , Colossians 4:18 , 2 Thessalonians 3:17 . Concluding prayer. Compare the different classes addressed, "wives," Ephesians 5:22 ; little children, 1 John 2:18 ; "all," 1 Peter 3:8 , 5:5 . What was said to them, extends also to us. without the camp--"outside the legal polity" [THEODORET] of Judaism (compare Hebrews 13:11 ) "Faith considers Jerusalem itself as a camp, not a city" [BENGEL]. entertained angels unawares--Abraham and Lot did so ( Genesis 18:2 , 19:1 ). He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. i. The Lord's table represents this altar, the cross; as the bread and wine represent the sacrifice offered on it. Hebrews 13:1-4 Love, Sex, and Marriage - John MacArthur. Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. In any fellowship where there is division, it is because men have forgotten God and only the remembrance of his presence can bring back the lost peace. Study Hebrews 13 using B. W. Johnson’s Bible Commentary to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. He probably left Timothy there and went to Philippi as he had promised. Leviticus 6:30 , gives the general rule, "No sin offering whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten; it shall be burnt in the fire." Hebrews 13 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, as set of 17 volumes on the New Testament, the result of Barclay's dedicated work Hebrews 13:4, ESV: "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous." bound with them--by virtue of the unity of the members in the body under one Head, Christ ( 1 Corinthians 12:26 ). But--But the sacrifice of praise with the lips ( Hebrews 13:15) is not enough; there must be also doing good (beneficence) and communicating (that is, imparting a share of your means, Galatians 6:6) to the needy. All who would be His must share the reproach which came upon Him, who was cast out by His people and crucified (Hebrews 11:26): they also must go forth “without the camp,” forsaking the company of His foes. On the seeming inconsistency with Galatians 6:11 , compare Note. The apostle, having treated largely of Christ, and faith, and free grace, and gospel privileges, and warned the Hebrews against apostasy, now, in the close of all, recommends several excellent duties to them, as the proper fruits of faith ( v. 1-17 ); he then bespeaks their prayers for him, and offers up his prayers to God for them, gives them some hope of seeing himself and Timothy, and ends with the … Compare Paul's address to the elders, Acts 20:28 , 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 , where also he connects ministers' responsibility with the account to be hereafter given (compare 1 Peter 5:4 ). 13 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. have spoken unto you--"spake" (so the Greek aorist means) during their lifetime. He closes as he began ( Hebrews 1:1-14 ), with giving glory to Christ. They do not have in them that holy soul that is the essence of unity; there is no life to keep them in entirety. Hebrews 13. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. I wonder whether it be possible that any of the rulers should be saved [CHRYSOSTOM]. The Church of Jerusalem, to which in part this Epistle was addressed, was distinguished by this grace, we know from Acts (compare Hebrews 6:10 , 10:32-34 , Hebrews 12:12 Hebrews 12:13 ). God of peace--So Paul, Romans 15:33 , 16:20 , 2 Corinthians 13:11 , Philippians 4:9 , 1 Thessalonians 5:23 , 2 Thessalonians 3:16 . The venerable Paphnutius, in the Council of Nice, quoted this verse for the justification of the married state. a. (13) The suffering “without the gate” was a symbol of His rejection by the Jews. 13 1-4 Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. However, some kind of previous detention is implied before his being let go to Philippi. "One experiences adversity almost his whole life, as Jacob; another in youth, as Joseph; another in manhood, as Job; another in old age" [BENGEL]. Wherefore Jesus--In order that the Antitype might fulfil the type. The "blood" was the seal of the everlasting covenant entered into between the Father and Son; in virtue of the Son's blood, first Christ was raised, then Christ's people shall be so ( Zechariah 9:11 , seemingly referred to here; Acts 20:28 ). Hebrews 3:13, ESV: "But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin." "Mitigate their toil by every office of attention and respect, that with alacrity, rather than with grief, they may fulfil their duty, arduous enough in itself, even though no unpleasantness be added on your part" [GROTIUS]. Gay immoralities will then be regarded in a very different light from what they are now. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! for--Greek, "in behalf of." If you are lonely then let this passage guide you to look for someone in need of … Chapter 13. Pray for us: the closing duty becoming the subjects of the kingdom of Christ, is prayer, upon some special accounts, Hebrews 13:18,19, that they would with their renewed souls, influenced and assisted by the Spirit of grace and supplication, pour forth their desires to God with faith, fervency, and importunity, for his vouchsafing to the apostle himself, and for their spiritual guides and rulers, that the things they need, … 3. Feel for, … Each one must for himself make choice either of the synagogue or of the church of Christ; between the two there can be … And I appeal to you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words. It is used in Revelation 22:21 , written subsequently, and in CLEMENT OF ROME. one to come--( Hebrews 2:5 , Hebrews 11:10 Hebrews 11:14 Hebrews 11:16 , 12:22 , Philippians 3:20 ). It is the love of deep friendship and partnership. [BENGEL]. The sin offerings are twofold: the outward, whose blood was sprinkled on the outward altar, and of whose bodies the priests might eat; and the inward, the reverse. Hebrews 13:10. a. through Jesus Christ" ( Philippians 1:11 ). If you are lonely then let this passage guide you to look for someone in need of help and you will alleviate the loneliness for both of you! Genesis 18:2; Genesis 19:1. The enemies of Christianity themselves have noticed the practice of this virtue among Christians [JULIAN, Epistles, 49]. Hebrews 13 The Message (MSG) Jesus Doesn’t Change. Christ's body offered once for all for us, is our true spiritual "meat" to "eat" ( Hebrews 13:10 ), "the stay and the staff of bread" ( Isaiah 3:1 ), the mean of all "grace." "Jesus Christ, yesterday and to-day (is) the same, and (shall be the same) unto the ages (that is, unto all ages)." Hebrews 13:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:13, NIV: "Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore." Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-6. The author of Hebrews has mentioned the "conscience" several times (cf. Hebrews 13:5–6. Greek: kai ouk estin ktisi s aphanes enopion autou, panta de gumna kai tetrachelismena toi s ophthalmois autou, pros on hemin ho logos.. Amplified: And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open … continue--Charity will itself continue. The earthly Jerusalem proved to be no "abiding city," having been destroyed shortly after this Epistle was written, and with it fell the Jewish civil and religious polity; a type of the whole of our present earthly order of things soon to perish. Have entertained angels unawares — So may an unknown guest, even now, be of more worth than he appears, and may have angels attending him, though unseen. Hebrews 13:13, ESV: "Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured." have the rule--rather, "who have had the rule over you": your spiritual leaders. brought again from the dead--Greek, "brought up," &c.: God brought the Shepherd; the Shepherd shall bring the flock. Hebrews 13:10. Of course, plenty of faithful believers have experienced severe financial hardship, and many have even died from exposure, thirst, hun­ger, disease, and worse. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Chapter 12 ended with an encouraging reminder about the nature of the new covenant (Hebrews 12:26–29). the bed undefiled--Translate, as Greek requires "undefiled" to be a predicate, not an epithet, "And let the bed be undefiled." They of Italy--not merely the brethren at Rome, but of other places in Italy. great--( Hebrews 4:14 ). Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. 3. (Read Hebrews 13:1-6) The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. This is the last of four consecutive weeks that Hebrews has provided the second reading. honestly--"in a good way." Verse 1 Let brotherly love continue - Be all of one heart and one soul. his own--not blood of animals. You yourselves are in the body - This is not an easy phrase to interpret as is even reflected by the different ways the various translations handle this verse. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. ( D) Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In chapter 12, the author contrasted Moses’ experience at Mount Sinai (12:18-21) with what we can expect to experience at Mount Zion—the city of the living God—the heavenly Jerusalem (12:22-24). Compare Psalms 119:108 , Romans 12:1 . Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. All rights reserved. 16. Hence it is impossible to exceed the truth, and here is genuine praise. Hebrews 13 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. Feel for, comfort, and support each other; and remember that … . must give account--The strongest stimulus to watchfulness ( Mark 13:34-37 ). Let brotherly love continue. It literally means "acknowledgment" or "confession." Whatever good we do, God does in us. 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