The rites of the Law did not lead to the perception of spiritual truths; ordinances which were intended to teach the divine intolerance of sin became mere ceremonies; external sanctions did not preserve the nation in true obedience to God’s law. I refer to the shallow, thoughtless rendering of "justified" by the words "just-as-if-I'd never sinned." 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Hebrews 8:12, NLT: "And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.'" “By God passing by the former guilt of His sinful people, and beginning a new relation of grace with them, is this blessed change made possible.” De Wette. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. sinners: and the way and means, in and by which God pardons, is I will be their God, and they will be my people. It cannot mean literally that God forgets that people are sinners, but it means that he treats them as if this were forgotten. That the aggravations of sin are great and many, which the consciences of convinced sinners ought to have regard unto. Amplified: For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins and I will remember their deeds of unrighteousness no more. The theme of the Day of Atonement is reconciliation, becoming at one with God through the forgiveness of sin. This third better promise is united to the former by , showing that the forgiveness of sins or God’s grace is fundamental to any possible renewal and maintenance of covenant. ἀδικίαι] in the plural, in the N. T. only here, but of frequent occurrence with the LXX. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. καὶ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν ἀνομιῶν αὐτῶν] LXX. 64-68AD. Hebrews 8 – A New, Better Covenant A. Jesus, our heavenly priest. Hebrews 8 Commentary, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references To their unrighteousness.—Rather, to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins will I remember no more. Jesus, High Priest of a Better Covenant. This reference to the Old Testament will be repeated often through the Book of Hebrews. They have nothing to do with the Church, with the times of the Gentiles. It was true that it contemplated pardon, and made arrangements for it; but it is still true that this is much more prominent in the new dispensation than in the old. Under the old covenant, the people remembered their sins (, and were never free of them. In saying a new covenant, he hath made the first old. Hebrews 8:6-13. forgiveness of sins, and distinguishes the new covenant from the The last statement of verse 10: And I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people, is the fulfillment of the six great material blessings promised to Israel in Daniel 9:24. A look through the book of Hebrews to learn more about who Jesus Is! by Trussel.) Commentary on Hebrews 8:1-6 (Read Hebrews 8:1-6) The substance, or summary, of what had been declared was, that Christians had such a High Priest as they needed. Their sins of the former time will be no more a reason for penalty. And (we know, for it is a general truth) that which is becoming antiquated, which is already obsolescent, and is daily growing feebler with age, is nigh to vanishing away. ( NASB: Lockman) Greek: hoti hileos esomai ( 1SFMI) tais adikiais auton, kai ton amartion auton ou me mnestho ( 1SAPS) eti. For, etc. The inner ground of this communion with God and this knowledge of Him. We fear the consciousness of even intelligent believers generally is somewhat like this: "God will forgive me; I believe He has forgiven me, but He can never forget what I have done." 12 For I will forgive their wickedness. 'All Shall Know Me' Hebrews 8:12 - IV. Hebrews 10:17 : comp. no mercy, nor pardon, but through him; he pardons on the foot of I will have mercy. 9 … Let them never be ashamed of being called his people, nor of any of those who are truly so, how much soever despised in the world. because (not, as Michaelis on Peirce, “shall know me, that:” but ὅτι is the causal particle: see above, and cf. . ), but: for. 2:6, 8 (the command to rebuild Jerusalem) and ending with our Lord's death, have already passed. This point will be dealt with in detail by the comments on Hebrews 10:3. “In other places also is the verb סָלַח given in the LXX by the formula ἵλεώς εἰμι: always of God only, in reference to men; sometimes absolutely, 3 Kings 8:30, 39; 2 Chronicles 6:21; Amos 7:2; but generally with a dative, either of the person whom God forgives, Numbers 14:20; Jeremiah 5:1; Jeremiah 5:7; Jeremiah 27:20 (50:20), or the sins which are forgiven, 1 (3) Kings 8:34, 36, 50; Jeremiah 43:3 (Jeremiah 36:3).” Bleek) to their iniquities (plur. was a remembrance of it every year. And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more; all the breaches of God’s law by commissions or omissions, whatever they may be for number or for aggravation, he will always through Christ save his covenanted ones from them all, Matthew 1:21 Romans 3:21-26. So A Delta f. Not in B 'Aleph ('), Vulgate, Syriac, Coptic (perhaps from Hebrews 10:17). When they become part of this New Covenant, all their sins will be canceled! 1 Thess. "My sins are under the blood." “Thy law is within my heart” is the saying of one Psalmist; “Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin,” of another. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness ca. ibid. Learn more Start my trial Back . This is not Christian truth. In pardoning and justifying a sinner, God reckons to the sinner the whole, undiminished value of the work of Christ on the Cross, although justified ones may not fully realize what has been done. Above all, let them take care that they are not a shame and reproach to their God. This is the center, the crown, the glory of the new dispensation. The second waits for full accomplishment, but is seen in the abolition of distinctions between nation and nation, and the common influence of the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 8:12 "FOR I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR INIQUITIES, AND I WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO * MORE ." 9, beginning with Neh. For I will justify them, which is the root of all true knowledge of God. Jesus is superior to Moses 3:1-6. v1 Brothers and sisters in Christ … Greek. The first covenant was made with the posterity of Abraham, in the line of Isaac and Jacob; the second with those that are Christ's, who are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Forgiveness of sins is the root of this new state of inward knowledge of the Lord. And when he forgets their sins, he will have their persons in everlasting remembrance, Psalms 112:6. The entire arrangement is one for the pardon of sin in a manner consistent with the claims of law and justice, and it bestows the benefit of forgiveness in the most ample and perfect manner on all who are interested in the plan. Greek. Designation of the alienation from God in its single outbreaks and forms of manifestation. In verses 8-12, Paul quotes from Jeremiah 31:31-34.The writer begins by telling us that God found fault with the men of old, and this leads to the quotation from Jeremiah 31 in Hebrews 8:8.. From the failures of the past, Jeremiah turned his vision to the future. Hebrews 9:11-15 Christ Opens The Inner Sanctuary. Under the old covenant, the people remembered their sins (Hebrews 10:3)and were never free of them. Lesson 35: Faith That Escapes the Coming Judgment (Hebrews 11:7; Genesis 6:5-14, 22) Lesson 36: The Nitty-gritty of Faith (Hebrews 11:8-12) Lesson 37: Desiring a Better Country (Hebrews … remember no more — Contrast the law, Hebrews 10:3. In the word "atonement" (Heb. I will be merciful, and remember no more; For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness: And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more; In saying a new covenant, he hath made the first old, —In consequence of the existing spirit of permanent obedience, and of penitence for, or short comings. Let us see them to confession, and we shall never see them to our confusion. old one, or the former dispensation; in which, though there were 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. whom he is pacified, or rendered propitious by Christ; there is The essential promises of the new covenant were not unknown under the old. merciful. 385-386.) Hebrews 8:1-13 August 13, 2017 It’s hard to believe but this is week 11 of our look at the book of Hebrews! Then he adds, "I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more. By his blood, redemption has been purchased, and all who with penitent hearts believe on the Lord Jesus receive remission of sins, and God remembers their iniquities no more against them so as to punish them on that account. First, a sinner is pardoned: then he knows God, as gracious and merciful then God's laws are written on his heart: he is God's, and God is his. I was a blasphemer, saith Paul (that was a grievous sin against the first table), I was a persecutor (that was a great sin against the second table), yet I obtained mercy; why then should any one despair. (12) Merciful.—Literally, propitious. For instance, a phrase has been current among some, which, (never dreamed of by them) defeats grace. Learn hence, 1. expressive of God's forgiveness of it, which is a very 1 John 5:17. the justice of God, and his righteous law: and the phrase is Commentary. 31:34. Please distinguish carefully this wonderful word here: I will remember them no more, from "remembering against." ; but the apostle adds it for the sake of giving to the discourse greater weight; ch. of punish them for them: this is another phrase to express the I will be merciful, [ hileoos (Greek #2436)] - propitious; the Hebrew caalach (Hebrew #5545) is always used to God only in relation to men. The forgiveness of sins is, and will be, the root of this new state of inward grace and knowledge of the Lord. It starts the salvation process off. merely: καὶ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτῶν, in accordance with the Hebrew: וּלְחַטָּאתָם לֹא אֶזְכָּר־עו ̇ד. Hebrews 8:12. Hebrews 8:11-12. Wesley's Hebrews 8:12 Bible Commentary. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. a) … therefore he pardons freely; it is large and abundant, and hence Peculiarities. The words “and their iniquities” are omitted by the best authorities. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Salem Media Group. (1-2) A summary of points previously made regarding Jesus as our High Priest. See Matthew 16:22. unrighteousness. 10:3), while verse 4 says, "It is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins." For God tells us that He did not appoint us unto wrath, and in the same epistle tells us that the measured (or appointed) wrath is come on them (the Jews) to the uttermost. will I make mention no more. Септуагинта несколько расширяет последнее предложение Иер. Comp. Merciful to their unrighteousness; pardon their sins, and not so remember as to punish them. Remember no more - contrast the law (Hebrews 10:3). 31:31-34 Ghost, and that God's covenant people are never guilty of; these k and I will remember their sins no more." Hebrews 11:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 11:8, NIV: "By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going." ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, I will be merciful to their unrighteousness -, For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness … -, For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more, To their unrighteousness, and their sins and iniquities. (As students of prophecy all know, the 69 (62 plus 7) of these heptads or periods of seven years of Dan. "merciful", signifies "propitious"; God pardons none but those to ou me, as Hebrews 8:11. This, therefore, is God's method. The only occurrence of the word in the plural. They did not continue in His covenant, in spite of His kindness. It is nearing the point where its power and its right to exist will both cease! For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Thus one has said of the word "at-one-ment," that it is a "babyish" interpretation of atonement. It comes infinitely short of the truth. And their iniquities. The pardon is spoken of not as a gift to individuals, but rather as from the first a characteristic of the covenant (Hebrews 9:26; Hebrews 10:18). many typical sacrifices, and a typical removal of sin, yet there hileos. will forgive and forget the same. Old Attic adjective for ιλαος — hilaos common in the lxx, only here in N.T., from which ιλασκομαι — hilaskomai comes (Luke 18:13). .! This is the “fourth” circumstance adduced in which the new covenant will surpass the old. 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, ( A) obeyed and went, ( B) even though he did not know where he was going. Omit and their iniquities. It is there the leading idea. We are now in the long interval before the coming of the seventieth heptad. and their iniquities — not found in Vulgate, Syriac, Coptic, and one oldest Greek manuscript; but most oldest manuscripts have the words (compare Hebrews 10:17). Hebrews has 29 quotations and 53 allusions to the Old Testament, for a total of 82 references. Try it for 30 days FREE. To their unrighteousness, and their sins and iniquities] All kinds and degrees of sins, Exodus 34:6-7, Micah 7:17. 1 of 1. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. How could God remember sins which Christ has put completely and forever away by His sacrifice? the propitiatory sacrifice of his Son; and the word here rendered On the contrary, there is remission for sin, wholly on the ground of the one great Sacrifice that put sin away. Jesus Is . First, a sinner is pardoned: then he knows God, as gracious and merciful then God's laws are written on his heart: he is God's, and God is his. Hebrews 10:1-10 Animal Sacrifices Are Insufficient. And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. God treats them with just as much kindness, and regards them with as sincere affection, as if their sins ceased wholly to be remembered, or which is the same thing, as if they had never sinned. On the kindred word “make propitiation,” see Hebrews 2:17. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrews 8:12-13 King James Version (KJV). God showed mercy under the old, and the passages that show it are too numerous to mention. Hebrews 8:12. ὅτι, because) The forgiveness of sins, the root of all benefits and of all knowledge of the Lord.— ταῖς ἀδικίαις αὐτῶν, to their unrighteousnesses) The abstract for the concrete: sin is abolished; sinners obtain grace or favour.— καὶ τῶν ἀνομιῶν αὐτῶν, and their iniquities) This is not found in the Hebrew nor in the LXX. God is merciful to the unrighteousness of people and their sins are remembered no more. (Daniel Contin. Observe farther, How copiously the Spirit of God sets forth the benefits of pardoning grace, I will forgive and forget; I will be merciful, and remember no more; pardoning mercy is full as well as free. The inner ground of this communion with God and this knowledge of Him. This is New Testament truth; this is the gospel. Jeremiah 120; Colossians 2:14. — the third of “the better promises” (Hebrews 8:6). Unrighteousnesses. This, therefore, is God's method. Commentary – English; Comentario – Español; ... iv. None like him for that, Micah 7:18. 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