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Hebrews 10:9

    Hebrews 10:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said he, See, I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    then hath he said, Lo, I am come to do thy will. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he said, See, I have come to do your pleasure. He took away the old order, so that he might put the new order in its place.

    Webster's Revision

    then hath he said, Lo, I am come to do thy will. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

    World English Bible

    then he has said, "Behold, I have come to do your will." He takes away the first, that he may establish the second,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    then hath he said, Lo, I am come to do thy will. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 10:9

    He taketh away the first - The offerings, sacrifices, burnt-offerings, and sacrifices for sin, which were prescribed by the law.

    That he may establish the second - The offering of the body of Jesus once for all. It will make little odds in the meaning if we say, he taketh away the first covenant, that he may establish the second covenant; he takes away the first dispensation, that he may establish the second; he takes away the law, that he may establish the Gospel. In all these cases the sense is nearly the same: I prefer the first.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 10:9

    Then said he - In another part of the passage quoted. When he had said that no offering which man could make would avail, then he said that he would come himself.

    He taketh away the first - The word "first" here refers to sacrifices and offerings. He takes them away; that is, he shows that they are of no value in removing sin. He states their inefficacy, and declares his purpose to abolish them.

    That he may establish the second - To wit, the doing of the will of God. The two stand in contrast with each other, and he shows the inefficacy of the former, in order that the necessity for his coming to do the will of God may be fully seen. If they had been efficacious, there would have been no need of his coming to make an atonement.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 10:9

    10:9 Then said he - in that very instant he subjoined. Lo, I come to do Thy will - To offer a more acceptable sacrifice; and by this very act he taketh away the legal, that he may establish the evangelical, dispensation.