Hebrews 10:20
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New International Version
by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,

New Living Translation
By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.

English Standard Version
by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

Berean Study Bible
by the new and living way opened for us through the curtain of His body,

Berean Literal Bible
by a new and living way, which He dedicated for us through the veil that is His flesh,

New American Standard Bible
by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,

King James Bible
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
by a new and living way He has opened for us through the curtain (that is, His flesh),

International Standard Version
the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh),

NET Bible
by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

New Heart English Bible
by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the way of The Life who made us new is now within the veil which is his flesh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus has opened a new and living way for us to go through the curtain. (The curtain is his own body.)

New American Standard 1977
by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,

Jubilee Bible 2000
by a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

King James 2000 Bible
By a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

American King James Version
By a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

American Standard Version
by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

Douay-Rheims Bible
A new and living way which he hath dedicated for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh,

Darby Bible Translation
the new and living way which he has dedicated for us through the veil, that is, his flesh,

English Revised Version
by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

Webster's Bible Translation
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh;

Weymouth New Testament
by the new and ever-living way which He opened up for us through the rending of the veil--that is to say, of His earthly nature--

World English Bible
by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

Young's Literal Translation
which way he did initiate for us -- new and living, through the vail, that is, his flesh --
Study Bible
A Call to Persevere
19Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20by the new and living way opened for us through the curtain of His body, 21and since we have a high priest over the house of God,…
Cross References
John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Hebrews 6:19
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

Hebrews 9:3
Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place,

Hebrews 9:8
By this arrangement the Holy Spirit was showing that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing.
Treasury of Scripture

By a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

a new.

John 10:7,9 Then said Jesus to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

consecrated. or, new made. through.

Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, …

Hebrews 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

Exodus 26:31 And you shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine …

Exodus 36:35 And he made a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined …

Leviticus 16:2,15 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother…

Leviticus 21:23 Only he shall not go in to the veil, nor come near to the altar, …

Matthew 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top …

Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the middle.

his.

John 6:51-56 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat …

Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, …

1 John 4:2 Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that …

2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that …

By a new and living way,.... Which is Christ, the God-man and Mediator; who is called the "new" way, not as to contrivance, revelation, or use; for it was contrived before the world was, and was revealed to our first parents, immediately after the fall, and was made use of by all the Old Testament saints; but in distinction to the old way of life, by the covenant of works; and because newly revealed with greater clearness and evidence; see Hebrews 10:8 and because it is always new, it never will be old, nor otherwise, there never will be another way: some render it, "a new slain way"; because Jesus was but newly slain, and his blood lately shed, by which the way is, and entrance is with boldness: and Christ is a "living way"; in opposition to the dead carcasses of slain beasts, and to the dead and killing letter of the law; Christ gives life to all his people; and all that walk in him, the way, live; and none in this way ever die; it leads to eternal life, and infallibly brings them thither:

which he hath consecrated for us; either God the Father, and so it intends the designation of Christ to be the way to life and happiness, and the qualification of him for it, by preparing a body, an human nature for him, and anointing it with the Holy Spirit, and the instalment of him into his priestly office, called a consecration, Hebrews 10:28 or else Christ himself, and so designs his compliance with his Father's will, and his devoting of himself to this service; his preparation of himself to be the way, by the shedding of his blood, and by his entrance into heaven, and by giving a clearer discovery of this way in the Gospel, by which life and immortality are brought to light: and this is

done through the vail, that is to say, his flesh; the human nature of Christ, through which the way to heaven is opened, renewed, and consecrated, is compared to the vail of the tabernacle, Exodus 26:31 the matter of which that was made, was fine twined linen, which the Jews (y) say was of thread six times doubled; which may denote the holiness of Christ's human nature; the strength, courage, and steadfastness of it, under all its sorrows and sufferings; and the purity and duration of his righteousness; the colours of it were blue, purple, and scarlet, which may signify the sufferings of the human nature; the preciousness of Christ's blood, and the dignity of his person, and his royalty; purple and scarlet being wore by kings: the vail was of cunning work, which may intend the curious workmanship of Christ's human nature, and the graces of the Spirit, with which it is adorned; and it was made with "cherubim", pointing to the ministration of angels, both to Christ, and to his people. The pillars of it may signify the deity of Christ, the support of his human nature, in which it has its personal subsistence; and being of Shittim wood, may denote his eternity: and being covered with gold, his glory: its hooks and sockets may be symbolical of the union of the two natures in him.

(y) Maimon. Cele Hamikdash, c. 8. sect. 14. Jarchi in Exodus 26.1. Kimchi in Sepher Shorash. rad. 20. which, etc.—The antecedent in the Greek is "the entering"; not as English Version, "way." Translate, "which (entering) He has consecrated (not as though it were already existing, but has been the first to open, INAUGURATED as a new thing; see on [2579]Heb 9:18, where the Greek is the same) for us (as) a new (Greek, 'recent'; recently opened, Ro 16:25, 26) and living way" (not like the lifeless way through the law offering of the blood of dead victims, but real, vital, and of perpetual efficacy, because the living and life-giving Saviour is that way. It is a living hope that we have, producing not dead, but living, works). Christ, the first-fruits of our nature, has ascended, and the rest is sanctified thereby. "Christ's ascension is our promotion; and whither the glory of the Head hath preceded, thither the hope of the body, too, is called" [Leo].

the veil—As the veil had to be passed through in order to enter the holiest place, so the weak, human suffering flesh (Heb 5:7) of Christ's humanity (which veiled His God head) had to be passed through by Him in entering the heavenly holiest place for us; in putting off His rent flesh, the temple veil, its type, was simultaneously rent from top to bottom (Mt 27:51). Not His body, but His weak suffering flesh, was the veil; His body was the temple (Joh 2:19).10:19-25 The apostle having closed the first part of the epistle, the doctrine is applied to practical purposes. As believers had an open way to the presence of God, it became them to use this privilege. The way and means by which Christians enjoy such privileges, is by the blood of Jesus, by the merit of that blood which he offered up as an atoning sacrifice. The agreement of infinite holiness with pardoning mercy, was not clearly understood till the human nature of Christ, the Son of God, was wounded and bruised for our sins. Our way to heaven is by a crucified Saviour; his death is to us the way of life, and to those who believe this, he will be precious. They must draw near to God; it would be contempt of Christ, still to keep at a distance. Their bodies were to be washed with pure water, alluding to the cleansings directed under the law: thus the use of water in baptism, was to remind Christians that their conduct should be pure and holy. While they derived comfort and grace from their reconciled Father to their own souls, they would adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. Believers are to consider how they can be of service to each other, especially stirring up each other to the more vigorous and abundant exercise of love, and the practice of good works. The communion of saints is a great help and privilege, and a means of stedfastness and perseverance. We should observe the coming of times of trial, and be thereby quickened to greater diligence. There is a trying day coming on all men, the day of our death.
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