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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Hebrews 10:19-39

I. Here the apostle sets forth the dignities of the gospel state. It is fit that believers should know the honours and privileges that Christ has procured for them, that, while they take the comfort, they may give him the glory of all. The privileges are, 1. Boldness to enter into the holiest. They have access to God, light to direct them, liberty of spirit and of speech to conform to the direction; they have a right to the privilege and a readiness for it, assistance to use and improve it and... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Hebrews 10:19-25

10:19-25 Since then, brothers, in virtue of what the blood of Jesus has done for us, we can confidently enter into the Holy Place by the new and living way which Jesus inaugurated for us through the veil-- that is, through his flesh--and since we have a great High Priest who is over the house of God, let us approach the presence of God with a heart wherein the truth dwells and with the full conviction of faith, with our hearts so sprinkled that they are cleansed from all consciousness of evil... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering ,.... Either in the grace or doctrine of faith, or in the profession of both; See Gill on Hebrews 4:14 . For he is faithful that promised ; that is God; and it is true of Father, Son, and Spirit; but God the Father may be more especially designed: he is a promising God, and is known to be so by his people; he is eminently and emphatically the Promiser; and all other promisers, and the promises made by them, signify little;... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith - The word ὁμολογια , from ὁμου , together, and λογος , a word, implies that general consent that was among Christians on all the important articles of their faith and practice; particularly their acknowledgment of the truth of the Gospel, and of Jesus Christ, as the only victim for sin, and the only Savior from it. If the word washed above refer to Christian baptism in the ease of adults, then the profession is that which the baptized... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Hebrews 10:23

Verse 23 23.Let us hold fast, etc. As he exhorts here the Jews to persevere, he mentions hope rather than faith; for as hope is born of faith, so it is fed and sustained by it to the last. He requires also profession or confession, for it is not true faith except it shows itself before men. And he seems indirectly to touch the dissimulation of those who paid too much attention, in order to please their own nation, to the ceremonies of the Law. He therefore bids them not only to believe with the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Hebrews 10:19-25

The great admonition. Having completed his elaborate argument, and concluded the doctrinal part of the treatise, the author warmly exhorts the Hebrews to maintain their Christian steadfastness. The appeal contained in these verses collects into a focus of intense light and heat the main teaching of this weighty book. The paragraph before us may be regarded as the center of gravity of the Epistle. It is also the key-note of the impressive representations and the loving counsels which occupy... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Hebrews 10:19-39

Hebrews 10:19-39 . HORTATORY PORTION OF THE EPISTLE . The great doctrine of Christ's eternal priesthood having been led up to, established by argument, and at length fully expounded, it remains only to press the practical result of a belief in it in alternate tones of encouragement and of warning. We have seen that, even in the earlier chapters, hortatory passages were frequently interposed, showing the purpose all along in the writer's mind. In the central and deepest part of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Hebrews 10:23

Christian fidelity. "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith," etc. I. THE EXHORTATION TO CHRISTIAN FIDELITY . "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope, that it waver not." 1. The object of our hope. That in Christ we have at present forgiveness of our sins, the right of approach unto God, sanctifying influences, etc. That through Christ we shall attain unto the future and perfect rest—the sabbath-keeping which remains for the people of God. Or in brief, that... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Hebrews 10:23

The Christian's steadfast acknowledgment of his hope. I. THE EXISTENCE OF ACTUAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT IS ASSUMED . The writer is addressing those who are avowedly Christians. Jesus has already been acknowledged as Apostle and High Priest ( Hebrews 3:1 ), and already an exhortation has been given to hold fast the acknowledgment of him. In the first age of Christianity, the breaking away from Judaism or from Gentile idolatry could not, of course, be concealed. It never was meant... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Hebrews 10:23-25

Let us hold fast the confession ( ὁμολογίαν , see Hebrews 3:1 , and ref; also Hebrews 4:14 ) of our hope without wavering ( ἀκλινῆ , agreeing with "confession"); for he is faithful that promised: and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. The readers, having been exhorted to confidence... read more

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