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.

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.

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.

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.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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.

Hebrews 6:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Promise is Certain
19This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Cross References
Psalm 110:4
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

John 14:2
My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

Hebrews 2:17
For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 3:1
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.

Hebrews 4:14
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

Hebrews 5:6
And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 7:8
In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living.

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

1 Peter 3:22
who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand--with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.
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