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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hebrews 7:22


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    King James Bible - Hebrew 7:22

    By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

    World English Bible

    By so much, Jesus has become the collateral of a better covenant.

    Douay-Rheims - Hebrew 7:22

    By so much is Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Ge 43:9; 44:32 Pr 6:1; 20:16

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    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hebrew 7:22

    Verse 22. By so much] This solemn, unchangeable
    oath of God, was Jesus made a surety, egguov, a mediator, one who brings the two parties together, witnesses the contract, and offers the covenant sacrifice on the occasion. See at the end of the chapter.

    A better testament.] kreittonov diathkhv. A better covenant; called, in the title to the sacred books which contain the whole Christian code, h kainh diaqhkh, THE NEW COVENANT, thus contradistinguished from the Mosaic, which was the old covenant; and this is called the new and better covenant, because God has in it promised other blessings, to other people, on other conditions, than the old covenant did. The new covenant is better than the old in the following particulars: 1. God promised to the Jewish nation certain secular blessings, peculiar to that nation, on condition of their keeping the law of Moses; but under the new covenant he promises pardon of sin, and final salvation to all mankind, on condition of believing on Jesus Christ, and walking in his testimonies. 2. The Jewish priests, fallible, dying men, were mediators of the old covenant, by means of their sacrifices, which could not take away sin, nor render the comers thereunto perfect. But Jesus Christ, who liveth for ever, who is infinite in wisdom and power, by the sacrifice of himself has established this new covenant, and by the shedding of his blood has opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament .] Or covenant, for the word signifies both; and what is intended may be called both a testament and a covenant; a testament, because it is founded in the good will and pleasure of God, and respects an inheritance bequeathed by God the Father to his children, which was confirmed and comes to them by the death of Christ the testator; and a covenant, it being a compact or agreement made by the Father with Christ, as the representative of all the elect; in which promises and blessings of all sorts are provided and secured for them in him; and is called in Scripture a covenant of life and peace, because these are things concerned in it; and is commonly by men called the covenant of grace, because it springs from the grace of God, the subject matter of it is grace, and the end of it is the glory of God's grace: now this is better than the covenant of works broken by man, and which exposes him to the curse and condemnation of the law; or than the covenant of the Levitical priesthood, by which was no perfection; and the form of administration of it under the Gospel dispensation is better than that under the law, for it is now revealed more clearly, and administered without types, shadows, and sacrifices; and the extent of its administration is larger, reaching to Gentiles as well as Jews; and besides, it is now actually ratified and confirmed by the blood of Christ, which is therefore called the blood of the everlasting covenant: and of this testament or covenant Christ is the surety; the word signifies one that draws nigh:

    Christ drew nigh to his Father in the council of peace, and undertook to be the Saviour and Redeemer of his people he substituted himself in their place and stead; he interposed between the creditor and the debtor, and became surety for the payment of the debts of the latter, and so stood engaged for them, and in their room: Christ is not the surety for the Father to his people, but for them to the Father; as to satisfy for their sins, to work out a righteousness for them, to preserve and keep them, and make them happy; which is an instance of matchless love.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 11-25 - The priesthood and law by which perfection could not come, are don away; a Priest is risen, and a dispensation now set up, by which tru believers may be made perfect. That there is such a change is plain The law which made the Levitical priesthood, showed that the priest were frail, dying creatures, not able to save their own lives, muc less could they save the souls of those who came to them. But the Hig Priest of our profession holds his office by the power of endless lif in himself; not only to keep himself alive, but to give spiritual an eternal life to all who rely upon his sacrifice and intercession. The better covenant, of which Jesus was the Surety, is not here contraste with the covenant of works, by which every transgressor is shut u under the curse. It is distinguished from the Sinai covenant with Israel, and the legal dispensation under which the church so lon remained. The better covenant brought the church and every believe into clearer light, more perfect liberty, and more abundant privileges In the order of Aaron there was a multitude of priests, of high priest one after another; but in the priesthood of Christ there is only on and the same. This is the believer's safety and happiness, that thi everlasting High Priest is able to save to the uttermost, in all times in all cases. Surely then it becomes us to desire a spirituality an holiness, as much beyond those of the Old Testament believers, as ou advantages exceed theirs.


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    22. Was
    Jesus made a surety of a better testament (kreittonov diaqhkhv gegonen egguov Ihsouv). Egguov surety, N.T.o . Comp. Sir. xxix. 15, 16; 2 Macc. x. 28. Occasionally in Class., where also occur ejgguan to give as a pledge, ejgguh surety, ejgguhsiv giving in surety, ejgguhthv one who gives security, and ejgghtov plighted, always of a wife. The idea underlying all these words is that of putting something into one's hand (ejn in gualon hollow of the hand) as a pledge. For testament rend. covenant and see on ch. ix. 16. The thought of a covenant is introduced for the first time, and foreshadows ch. viii. 6-13. It adds to the thought of the inferiority of the Levitical priesthood that of the inferiority of the dispensation which it represented.


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