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Hebrews 13:10

    Hebrews 13:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat that serve the tabernacle.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    We have an altar from which those priests who are servants in the Tent may not take food.

    Webster's Revision

    We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat that serve the tabernacle.

    World English Bible

    We have an altar from which those who serve the holy tabernacle have no right to eat.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

    Definitions for Hebrews 13:10

    Tabernacle - A tent, booth or dwelling.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 13:10

    We have an altar - The altar is here put for the sacrifice on the altar; the Christian altar is the Christian sacrifice, which is Christ Jesus, with all the benefits of his passion and death. To these privileges they had no right who continued to offer the Levitical sacrifices, and to trust in them for remission of sins.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 13:10

    We have an altar - We who are Christians. The Jews had an altar on which their sacrifices were offered which was regarded as sacred, and of the benefit of which no others might partake. The design of the apostle is to show that the same thing substantially, so far as "privilege" and "sanctifying influence" were concerned, was enjoyed by Christians. The "altar" to which he here refers is evidently the cross on which the great sacrifice was made.

    Whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle - A part of the meat offered in sacrifice among the Jews became the property of the priests and Levites, and they had, by the Law, a right to this as a part of their support; see Leviticus 6:25-26; Numbers 18:9-10. But the apostle says that there is a higher and more valuable sacrifice of which they have no right to partake while they remain in the service of the "tabernacle" or temple; that is, while they remain Jews. The participation in the great Christian sacrifice appertained only to those who were the friends of the Redeemer, and however much they might value themselves on the privilege of partaking of the sacrifices offered under the Jewish Law, that of partaking of the great sacrifice made by the Son of God was much greater.

    Which serve the tabernacle - notes, Hebrews 9:2-3. The Jewish priests and Levites.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 13:10

    13:10 On the former part of this verse , the fifteenth and sixteenth depend; on the latter, the intermediate verse s. We have an altar - The cross of Christ. Whereof they have no right to eat - To partake of the benefits which we receive therefrom. Who serve the tabernacle - Who adhere to the Mosaic law.