Hebrews 10:21
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New International Version
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

New Living Translation
And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God's house,

English Standard Version
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

Berean Study Bible
and since we have a high priest over the house of God,

Berean Literal Bible
and having a great priest over the house of God,

New American Standard Bible
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

King James Bible
And having an high priest over the house of God;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and since we have a great high priest over the house of God,

International Standard Version
and since we have a great high priest over the household of God,

NET Bible
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

New Heart English Bible
and having a great priest over the house of God,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we have The High Priest over the house of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have a superior priest in charge of God's house.

New American Standard 1977
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

Jubilee Bible 2000
and having that great priest over the house of God,

King James 2000 Bible
And having a high priest over the house of God;

American King James Version
And having an high priest over the house of God;

American Standard Version
and having a great priest over the house of God;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a high priest over the house of God:

Darby Bible Translation
and [having] a great priest over the house of God,

English Revised Version
and having a great priest over the house of God;

Webster's Bible Translation
And having a high priest over the house of God;

Weymouth New Testament
and since we have a great Priest who has authority over the house of God,

World English Bible
and having a great priest over the house of God,

Young's Literal Translation
and a high priest over the house of God,
Study Bible
A Call to Persevere
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, 22let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 3:15
so that, if I am delayed, you will know how each one must conduct himself in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

Hebrews 2:17
So He had to be made like His brothers in every way, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 3:1
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, set your minds on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

Hebrews 3:6
But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.
Treasury of Scripture

And having an high priest over the house of God;

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Hebrews 2:17 Why in all things it behooved him to be made like to his brothers…

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the …

Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into …

Hebrews 6:20 Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high …

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, …

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such …

the house.

Hebrews 3:3-6 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch …

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will …

1 Corinthians 3:9-17 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you …

2 Corinthians 6:16,17 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are …

Ephesians 2:19-22 Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow …

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself …

(21) An high priest.--The Greek words properly signify a great priest (comp. Hebrews 4:14), which is one of the names by which the high priest is frequently designated, both in the Hebrew (Leviticus 21, et al.), and in the LXX. It may seem strange that the writer should here make use of a new word in the place of that which has occurred so frequently. But there is strong reason for believing that the language of one of the prophecies of Zechariah (Zechariah 6:11-13) is here before his mind. In the preceding verses (Zechariah 6:12-14) he has used words which united sacerdotal and kingly imagery; and it would be remarkable if this did not lead his thought to that prophecy. On the head of Joshua, "the great priest" (Zechariah 6:11), are placed crowns of silver and gold in token of royal dignity: then follows the prediction of Him of whom Joshua was the type. "He shall build the house of the Lord: and He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon His throne; and He shall be a priest upon His throne." In the verse before us are combined several of the characteristic thoughts of that passage--the great priest, the priestly ruler, the house of God. The last-mentioned words are repeatedly used throughout the Old Testament, both in the Pentateuch and in later books, for the Tabernacle or Temple of God. In Hebrews 3:6 (to which there is a manifest allusion here) the meaning is enlarged, but only so that under "the house" is also comprised the household of God. Here the two thoughts are combined. Into the house of God we may enter; over it Jesus rules as "the great Priest." The family of God subject to His rule includes the whole community of "the people of God" in heaven and upon earth.

And having an high priest over the house of God. The church of God, over which Christ is as prophet, priest, and King, and as the Son and owner of it; See Gill on Hebrews 3:6; See Gill on Hebrews 4:14. In the Greek text it is, "a great priest"; so the Messiah is called by the Targum on Zechariah 6:12 , "a great priest", as he is; even a great high priest, as in Hebrews 4:14, and greater than Aaron, and any of his sons. 21. high priest—As a different Greek term (archiereus) is used always elsewhere in this Epistle for "high priest," translate as Greek here, "A Great Priest"; one who is at once King and "Priest on His throne" (Zec 6:13); a royal Priest, and a priestly King.

house of God—the spiritual house, the Church, made up of believers, whose home is heaven, where Jesus now is (Heb 12:22, 23). Thus, by "the house of God," over which Jesus is, heaven is included in meaning, as well as the Church, whose home it is.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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