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Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering - To secure this was one of the leading designs of this Epistle, and hence, the apostle adverts to it so frequently. It is evident that those whom he wrote were suffering persecution Hebrews 12:0, and that there was great danger that they would apostatize. As these persecutions came probably from the Jews, and as the aim was to induce them to return to their former opinions, the object of the apostle is to show that there was in the... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Hebrews 10:23-25

Hebrews 10:23-25. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith Or, rather, of our hope, as the most approved MSS., indeed all but one, read the clause. The apostle referred to that profession or confession of their hope of eternal life, which believers made at their baptism. For being God’s children, and heirs through faith in Christ, (John 1:12; Galatians 3:26,) they had an undoubted right to hope for the heavenly inheritance: without wavering Without giving way to any doubt or... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Hebrews 10:19-25

10:19-12:29 THE ENDURANCE OF GENUINE FAITHThe new covenant brings confidence (10:19-25)Access to God’s presence was limited under the old covenant. Only the high priest could pass through the curtain that closed the entrance to the Most Holy Place, and then only at certain times and under strict conditions. But now that Christ, by his death, has atoned for sin and opened the way to God, all God’s people are able to come before him. They can do so confidently, yet with the reverence and purity... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Hebrews 10:23

hold fast . Greek. katecho. See Hebrews 3:6 , Hebrews 3:14 . profession = confession. Greek. homologia. See 2 Corinthians 9:13 . our faith = the hope. Greek. elpis. without wavering = unwavering. Greek. aklines. Only here. This agrees with "confession". faithful . Greek. pistos . App-150 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for he is faithful that promised.The "confession" mentioned here is not to be identified with the formal subscription to any creed or catechism, not even the oldest and best of them; but it must be understood as a reference to the whole body of Christian faith and teaching as revealed in the sacred scriptures. The ground of confidence for people is not in their own merit or ability but in the faithfulness of the Saviour who has... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Hebrews 10:23

Hebrews 10:23. The profession of our faith— Of our hope. So it is in all our manuscript copies but one. See ch. Hebrews 6:18-19. This profession is to be held ακλινη, without swerving or bending from it; as some did, Heb 10:25 and others were likely to do, considering the persecutions they underwent, Hebrews 10:33-34. The last clause of this verse confirms the above reading: Hold fast your hope,—for he is faithful, and to be depended on, who hath promised an eternal inheritance to them, who by... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Hebrews 10:23

23. (Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 3:14; Hebrews 4:14.) profession—Greek, "confession." our faith—rather as Greek, "our hope"; which is indeed faith exercised as to the future inheritance. Hope rests on faith, and at the same time quickens faith, and is the ground of our bold confession (1 Peter 3:15). Hope is similarly (Hebrews 10:22) connected with purification (Hebrews 10:22- :). without wavering—without declension (Hebrews 3:14), "steadfast unto the end." he—God is faithful to His promises (Hebrews... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Hebrews 10:11-39

III. THE HIGH PRIESTLY OFFICE OF THE SON 5:11-10:39The transition from exposition (Hebrews 4:15 to Hebrews 5:10) to exhortation (Hebrews 5:11 to Hebrews 6:20) marks the beginning of a new division in this sermon. The structure of this division is as follows. [Note: Ibid., p. 128.] a Preliminary exhortation (Hebrews 5:11 to Hebrews 6:20)A The priest who is like Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:1-28)B The single, personal sacrifice for sins (Hebrews 8:1 to Hebrews 9:28)C The achievement of eternal... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Hebrews 10:19-25

1. The threefold admonition 10:19-25The writer began with a three-fold admonition, which is all one sentence in the Greek text. The long sentence intensifies the writer’s appeal. [Note: Ellingworth, p. 516.] "In view of all that has been accomplished for us by Christ, he says, let us confidently approach God in worship, let us maintain our Christian confession and hope, let us help one another by meeting together regularly for mutual encouragement, because the day which we await will soon be... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Hebrews 10:19-39

D. The Danger of Willful Sinning (The Fourth Warning) 10:19-39From this point on in the epistle the writer made application from the great truths concerning Jesus Christ that he had now finished explaining. He followed his exposition of Jesus Christ’s superior high priestly ministry (Hebrews 6:13 to Hebrews 10:18) with exhortation, another stern warning against apostatizing, and an encouragement to remain faithful to the Lord (Hebrews 10:19-39). (Even though chapter 11 is primarily exposition,... read more

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