boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus: the place saints have boldness to enter into is heaven, called "the holiest", in reference to the holy of holies, in the tabernacle; which was a type of it, for the sacredness and invisibility of it, and for what was in it, went into it, or was brought thither; as the Shechinah, or divine Majesty, which resided there; the high priest who went into it once a year; the blood of sacrifices which was carried into it; the sweet incense; the ark of the testimony, in which was the law; and the mercy seat; all which were typical of Christ, his person, blood, sacrifice, righteousness, intercession, and the grace and mercy which come through him. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 10:19-25 The apostle having closed the first part of the epistle, the doctrine is applied to practical purposes. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Hebrews 10:19 begins the verbal bridge that transitions from the doctrinal material to its practical application. Commentary on Hebrews 10:19-25 (Read Hebrews 10:19-25) The apostle having closed the first part of the epistle, the doctrine is applied to practical purposes. Heaven was symbolically shut by the sin of man, when he was drove out of the garden of Eden; it was typically opened by the entrance of the high priest into the holy of holies, on the day of atonement; Christ has in person entered into it by his blood, and opened the way for his people; and believers in him may "enter" now, and they do, when they exercise grace on him, who is there, and when they come and present their prayers and praises to God by him; and they have now an actual right to enter into the place itself, and will hereafter enter in person: and the manner of their present entrance is, "with boldness"; which signifies their right unto it, the liberty granted them by God, and the liberty which they sometimes have in their own souls, and great courage and intrepidity of mind; which arises from a sense of remission of sins, as may be concluded from the connection of these words with the preceding; and is found to be true by experience; and such boldness is consistent with reverence, humility, and submission. Earlier verses completed a long, detailed explanation of why the new covenant is superior to the old covenant. Having therefore, brethren As they were to the apostle, in a natural and civil sense, being Hebrews, as well as in a spiritual relation, being believers in Christ; which is observed, to testify his affection to them, and to engage their regard to the duties hereafter urged, particularly brotherly love, and to signify their common and equal right to the privilege next mentioned, which is. As believers had an open way to the presence of God, it became them to use this privilege. Hebrews 10:19-22. As they were to the apostle, in a natural and civil sense, being Hebrews, as well as in a spiritual relation, being believers in Christ; which is observed, to testify his affection to them, and to engage their regard to the duties hereafter urged, particularly brotherly love, and to signify their common and equal right to the privilege next mentioned, which is Such is the leading idea of the doctrinal part of this Epistle. 2 Devotional Questions – Hebrews 10:19:39, Answers to Questions See Dr Ruckman’s commentary The Book of Hebrews pp 211-235, Dr Ruckman’s article The Big Flap and the Ruckman Reference Bible 1203-1204, 1301-1302, 1546, 1610-1611 for detailed com- ments. The author now gives a second (the first in Hebrews 8:1-6) resumé of the five arguments concerning the superior priestly work of Christ (Hebrews 10:19-25) coupled with an earnest exhortation like that in Hebrews 4:14-16, with which he began the discussion, before he proceeds to treat at length the fifth and last one, the better promises in Christ (10:26-12:3). For more detail on this passage, see my commentary Hebrews in the NAC series, published by Broadman & Holman in 2010. Here are some linguistic and exegetical thoughts on Hebrews 10:19-25, which is the first paragraph in the third major division of the letter. Salem Media Group. Context Summary Hebrews 10:19–25 is an encouraging bridge between two major sections of the book of Hebrews. ÏÎ¯Î±Î½, á½ á¼ÏÏÎ¹ÎµÏÎµá½ºÏ Îµá¼°ÏÎÏÏÎµÏÎ±Î¹ Îµá¼°Ï Ïá½° á¼ Î³Î¹Î± á¼Î½ Î±á¼µÎ¼Î±ÏÎ¹ á¼Î»Î»Î¿ÏÏÎ¯á¿³, á¼£Î½ á¼Î½ÎµÎºÎ±Î¯Î½Î¹ÏÎµÎ½ á¼¡Î¼á¿Î½ á½Î´á½¸Î½, Î¿á½Îº á¼ÏÏÎ¹ Ïá¾¶Î½ ÏÏÏÏÏÎ±ÏÎ¿Î½ á½Ïá½¸ Ïá½¸Î½ á¼¥Î»Î¹Î¿Î½, Î´Î¹á½° ÏÎ¿á¿¦ ÎºÎ±ÏÎ±ÏÎµÏÎ¬ÏÎ¼Î±ÏÎ¿Ï, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter, with reference to the Mosaic tabernacle) for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; and having a great, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers.