Hebrews 6:20
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New International Version
where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

New Living Translation
Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.

English Standard Version
where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Berean Study Bible
where Jesus our forerunner has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

Berean Literal Bible
where Jesus, the forerunner for us, has entered, having become a high priest to the age, according to the order of Melchizedek.

New American Standard Bible
where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

King James Bible
Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus has entered there on our behalf as a forerunner, because He has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

International Standard Version
where Jesus, our forerunner, has gone on our behalf, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

NET Bible
where Jesus our forerunner entered on our behalf, since he became a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

New Heart English Bible
where as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Where Yeshua entered before for our sake and has become The Priest for eternity in the image of Melchizedek.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
where Jesus went before us on our behalf. He has become the chief priest forever in the way Melchizedek was a priest.

New American Standard 1977
where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Jubilee Bible 2000
where our precursor, Jesus, has entered for us and is made high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

King James 2000 Bible
Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

American King James Version
Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

American Standard Version
whither as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where the forerunner Jesus is entered for us, made a high priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.

Darby Bible Translation
where Jesus is entered as forerunner for us, become for ever a high priest according to the order of Melchisedec.

English Revised Version
whither as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whither the forerunner hath for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Weymouth New Testament
where Jesus has entered as a forerunner on our behalf, having become, like Melchizedek, a High Priest for ever.

World English Bible
where as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Young's Literal Translation
whither a forerunner for us did enter -- Jesus, after the order of Melchisedek chief priest having become -- to the age.
Study Bible
God's Unchangeable Promise
19We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20where Jesus our forerunner has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.
Cross References
Psalm 110:4
The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."

John 14:2
In My Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

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 4:14
Therefore, since we have such a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we profess.

Hebrews 5:6
And in another passage God says: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 7:8
In the case of the Levites, mortal men collect the tenth; but in the case of Melchizedek, it is affirmed that he lives on.

Hebrews 7:17
For it is testified: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

1 Peter 3:22
who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to Him.
Treasury of Scripture

Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

the forerunner.

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, …

John 14:2,3 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would …

for.

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …

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

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

Hebrews 9:12,24 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he …

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

Romans 8:34 Who is he that comdemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that …

Ephesians 1:3,20-23 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels …

1 John 2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you …

an. See on ch.

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

Hebrews 5:6,10 As he said also in another place, You are a priest for ever after …

Hebrews 7:1-21 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, …

(20) Whither the forerunner.--Rather, Whither, as forerunner, Jesus entered for us, having become High Priest after the order of Melchizedek for ever. The Jewish high priest entered the Holiest Place by himself--a representative but not a leader. Jesus has entered the true sanctuary (Hebrews 9:24) that He may give His people entrance there (Hebrews 10:19; John 14:2-3). With this renewed mention of the great high-priestly act (Hebrews 4:14), the writer returns to the words of Scripture on which he was about to dwell (Hebrews 5:10), when the painful thought of the unpreparedness of his readers for higher Christian teaching forced itself upon his mind. In this verse the order of the words taken from the Psalm is changed; in the last words "for ever" is declared with unequalled impressiveness the permanence of our Christian hope.

Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus,.... Christ was a runner; he had a race to run, which lay in going about to heal diseases, in preaching the Gospel, in obeying the law, and in suffering death for his people; which race was run by him with great swiftness, strength, and courage, with patience, cheerfulness, and joy, and is now ended; as appears from the accomplishment of salvation, from his entrance into heaven, and session at the right hand of God; from the glorification of his human nature, and its everlasting freedom from the dominion of death: and this race is run out, as a "forerunner"; Christ is the most excellent runner; there is none like him; there is none that can come up to him; he has out ran and exceeded all others; he has performed in the best manner; he has run out his race first, and has entered into heaven first by his own blood; and he has cleared the way thither, and opened the gates of heaven for his people; and is a guide and pattern for them to follow: and he is the forerunner for them, as well as entered for them; for he was born, and he lived, and died for them, for their good and service; and he is entered into heaven for them, as man and Mediator, and as their high priest; where he represents their persons, appears and intercedes for them, takes care of their affairs, and presents their services; prepares mansions of glory for them, and takes possession of heaven in their name, and opens the way for them to follow him thither; all which gives great encouragement to hope to enter now, where Jesus is: who is

made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec; see Hebrews 5:6. This is repeated here, to lead on to what the apostle had to say concerning Melchizedek in the following chapter. 20. The absence of the Greek article requires Alford's translation, "Where. As forerunner for us (that is, in our behalf), entered Jesus" [and is now: this last clause is implied in the 'where' of the Greek, which implies being IN a place: 'whither' is understood to 'entered,' taken out of 'where'; whither Jesus entered, and where He is now]. The "for us" implies that it was not for Himself, as God, He needed to enter there, but as our High Priest, representing and introducing us, His followers, opening the way to us, by His intercession with the Father, as the Aaronic high priest entered the Holiest Place once a year to make propitiation for the people. The first-fruits of our nature are ascended, and so the rest is sanctified. Christ's ascension is our promotion: and whither the glory of the Head has preceded, thither the hope of the body, too, is called. We ought to keep festal day, since Christ has taken up and set in the heavens the first-fruit of our lump, that is, the human flesh [Chrysostom]. As John Baptist was Christ's forerunner on earth, so Christ is ours in heaven. 6:11-20 The hope here meant, is a sure looking for good things promised, through those promises, with love, desire, and valuing of them. Hope has its degrees, as faith also. The promise of blessedness God has made to believers, is from God's eternal purpose, settled between the eternal Father, Son, and Spirit. These promises of God may safely be depended upon; for here we have two things which cannot change, the counsel and the oath of God, in which it is not possible for God to lie; it would be contrary to his nature as well as to his will. And as He cannot lie; the destruction of the unbeliever, and the salvation of the believer, are alike certain. Here observe, those to whom God has given full security of happiness, have a title to the promises by inheritance. The consolations of God are strong enough to support his people under their heaviest trials. Here is a refuge for all sinners who flee to the mercy of God, through the redemption of Christ, according to the covenant of grace, laying aside all other confidences. We are in this world as a ship at sea, tossed up and down, and in danger of being cast away. We need an anchor to keep us sure and steady. Gospel hope is our anchor in the storms of this world. It is sure and stedfast, or it could not keep us so. The free grace of God, the merits and mediation of Christ, and the powerful influences of his Spirit, are the grounds of this hope, and so it is a stedfast hope. Christ is the object and ground of the believer's hope. Let us therefore set our affections on things above, and wait patiently for his appearance, when we shall certainly appear with him in glory.
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