Hebrews 10:21
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 great priest over the house of God,

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

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

New King James Version
and having a High Priest over the house of God,

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

NASB 1995
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

NASB 1977
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

Amplified Bible
and since we have a great and wonderful Priest [Who rules] over the house of God,

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

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

American Standard Version
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.

Contemporary English Version
We have a great high priest who is in charge of God's house.

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

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

Good News Translation
We have a great priest in charge of the house of God.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and a Great Priest over the house 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,

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Call to Persevere
20by the new and living way opened for us through the curtain of His body, 21and since we have a great 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
in case I am delayed, so that 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
For this reason He had to be made like His brothers in every way, so 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 focus 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;

an.

Hebrews 2:17
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 3:1
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Hebrews 4:14-16
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession…

the house.

Hebrews 3:3-6
For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house…

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

1 Corinthians 3:9-17
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building…









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
and [since we have]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

a great
μέγαν (megan)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

High Priest
ἱερέα (hierea)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2409: A priest, one who offers sacrifice to a god (in Jewish and pagan religions; of Christians only met.). From hieros; a priest.

over
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

house
οἶκον (oikon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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