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Hebrews 10:21

    Hebrews 10:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And having an high priest over the house of God;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And having an high priest over the house of God;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and having a great priest over the house of God;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And having a great priest over the house of God,

    Webster's Revision

    and having a great priest over the house of God;

    World English Bible

    and having a great priest over the house of God,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and having a great priest over the house of God;

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 10:21

    A high priest over the house of God - The house or family of God is the Christian Church, or all true believers in the Lord Jesus. Over this Church, house, or family, Christ is the High Priest - in their behalf he offers his own blood, and their prayers and praises; and as the high priest had the ordering of all things that appertained to the house and worship of God, so has Christ in the government of his Church. This government he never gave into other hands. As none can govern and preserve the world but God, so none can govern and save the Church but the Lord Jesus: He is over the house; He is its President; he instructs, protects, guides, feeds, defends, and saves the flock. Those who have such a President may well have confidence; for with him is the fountain of life, and he has all power in the heavens and in the earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 10:21

    And having an High Priest over the house of God - Over the spiritual house of God; that is, the church; compare the notes on Hebrews 3:1-6. Under the Jewish dispensation there was a great high priest, and the same is true under the Christian dispensation. This the apostle had shown at length in the previous part of the Epistle. The idea here is, that as under the former dispensation it was regarded as a privilege that the people of God might have access to the mercy-seat by means of the high priest; so it is true in a much higher sense that we may now have access to God through our greater and more glorious High Priest.