Hebrews 12:24
New International Version
to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

New Living Translation
You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.

English Standard Version
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Berean Study Bible
to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Berean Literal Bible
and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkling of blood, speaking better things than that of Abel.

New American Standard Bible
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.

King James Bible
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Christian Standard Bible
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which says better things than the blood of Abel.

Contemporary English Version
And Jesus is here! He is the one who makes God's new agreement with us, and his sprinkled blood says much better things than the blood of Abel.

Good News Translation
You have come to Jesus, who arranged the new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that promises much better things than does the blood of Abel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to Jesus (mediator of a new covenant), and to the sprinkled blood, which says better things than the blood of Abel.

International Standard Version
to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better message than Abel's.

NET Bible
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel's does.

New Heart English Bible
to Jesus, the mediator of a New Covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better than that of Abel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And to Yeshua, The Mediator of The New Covenant, and to the sprinkling of blood, which speaks better than that of Abel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have come to Jesus, who brings the new promise from God, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better message than Abel's.

New American Standard 1977
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and to Jesus, the mediator of the new testament and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better than that of Abel.

King James 2000 Bible
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.

American King James Version
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things that that of Abel.

American Standard Version
and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better than that of Abel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood which speaketh better than that of Abel.

Darby Bible Translation
and to Jesus, mediator of a new covenant; and to [the] blood of sprinkling, speaking better than Abel.

English Revised Version
and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better than that of Abel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Weymouth New Testament
and to Jesus the negotiator of a new Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks in more gracious tones than that of Abel.

World English Bible
to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better than that of Abel.

Young's Literal Translation
and to a mediator of a new covenant -- Jesus, and to blood of sprinkling, speaking better things than that of Abel!
Study Bible
An Unshakable Kingdom
23in joyful assembly, to the congregation of the firstborn, enrolled in heaven. You have come to God the judge of all men, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. 25See to it that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if the people did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we reject Him who warns us from heaven?…
Cross References
Genesis 4:10
"What have you done?" replied the LORD. "The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground.

Leviticus 1:5
And he shall slaughter the bull before the LORD, and Aaron's sons the priests are to present the blood and sprinkle it on all sides of the altar that is at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

Galatians 3:20
A mediator is unnecessary, however, if there is only one party; but God is one.

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Hebrews 8:6
Now, however, Jesus has received a much more excellent ministry, just as the covenant He mediates is better and is founded on better promises.

Hebrews 8:8
But God found fault with the people and said: "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.

Hebrews 8:13
By speaking of a new covenant, He has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.

Hebrews 9:15
Therefore Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, now that He has died to redeem them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.

Hebrews 9:19
For when Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the Law to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people,

Hebrews 10:22
let 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.

Hebrews 11:4
By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous when God gave approval to his gifts. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.

1 Peter 1:2
chosen by the foreknowledge of God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by His blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

Treasury of Scripture

And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things that that of Abel.

Jesus.

Hebrews 7:22
By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

Hebrews 8:6,8
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises…

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

new.

Hebrews 13:20
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

Isaiah 55:3
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Jeremiah 31:31-33
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: …

covenant.

Hebrews 9:15
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Matthew 26:28
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mark 14:24
And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

to the blood.

Hebrews 9:21
Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

Hebrews 10:22
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 11:28
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

speaketh.

Hebrews 11:4
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Genesis 4:10
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Matthew 23:35
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.







Lexicon
to Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

[the] mediator
μεσίτῃ (mesitē)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3316: From mesos; a go-between, i.e. an internunciator, or a reconciler.

of a new
νέας (neas)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3501: (a) young, youthful, (b) new, fresh.

covenant,
διαθήκης (diathēkēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1242: From diatithemai; properly, a disposition, i.e. a contract.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to [the] sprinkled
ῥαντισμοῦ (rhantismou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4473: Sprinkling, purification. From rhantizo; aspersion.

blood
αἵματι (haimati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

that speaks
λαλοῦντι (lalounti)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

a better word
κρεῖττον (kreitton)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 2909: Stronger, more excellent. Comparative of a derivative of kratos; stronger, i.e. better, i.e. Nobler.

than
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

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

Abel.
Ἅβελ (Habel)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 6: Abel, second son of Adam and Eve, brother of Cain. Of Hebrew origin; Abel, the son of Adam.
(24) And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant.--Rather, a new covenant. There is another change in the Greek which it is not easy to-express. In all other places in which we read of the New Covenant (Hebrews 8:8; Hebrews 8:13; Hebrews 9:15; Luke 22:20; 1Corinthians 11:25; 2Corinthians 3:6) a word is used which implies newness of kind and quality; here it is a covenant which is newly made--literally "young," having all the freshness of youth in comparison with that which long since was waxing old (Hebrews 8:13). Here also if we follow the order of the original (see Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 12:2, et al.), the description precedes, and the name "Jesus" follows, thus standing between the words which describe His covenant and those which speak of His blood.

And to the blood of sprinkling.--Rather, and to blood of sprinkling that speaketh better (or, more powerfully) than Abel. Jesus is Mediator of a new covenant (Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:15) through the shedding of His blood (Hebrews 9:15-17; Hebrews 10:29). This is "blood of sprinkling," blood which cleanseth the conscience from dead works to serve a living God (Hebrews 9:14): it was typified by the blood of the covenant with which Moses sprinkled all the people (Hebrews 9:19-20). Abel being dead yet speaketh (Hebrews 11:4), for his. blood crieth for vengeance. This blood speaks with greater power, and speaks not for wrath but for purification and atonement. 1John 2:1-2, completes the contrast: God was the Avenger of "righteous Abel," but Jesus Christ the righteous is our Advocate with the Father, and He is the propitiation for our sins.

It does not seem probable that the writer designs a detailed contrast between the several particulars of these verses and of Hebrews 12:18-21. The number in each case is the same (six), and in the case of the first and last some analogy may be traced; but this is all that can be said with safety. If our interpretation of these verses is correct, there is no mention of the Church on earth. But can we wonder at this? It is to that living Church that the words themselves are from age to age addressed. They describe the blessed heavenly fellowship to which each servant of Christ now toiling on earth is joined: when he has run the race set before him, he will, through the blood of sprinkling and through Jesus the Mediator, reach the company of the just made perfect, and stand before the "God of all."

12:18-29 Mount Sinai, on which the Jewish church state was formed, was a mount such as might be touched, though forbidden to be so, a place that could be felt; so the Mosaic dispensation was much in outward and earthly things. The gospel state is kind and condescending, suited to our weak frame. Under the gospel all may come with boldness to God's presence. But the most holy must despair, if judged by the holy law given from Sinai, without a Saviour. The gospel church is called Mount Zion; there believers have clearer views of heaven, and more heavenly tempers of soul. All the children of God are heirs, and every one has the privileges of the first-born. Let a soul be supposed to join that glorious assembly and church above, that is yet unacquainted with God, still carnally-minded, loving this present world and state of things, looking back to it with a lingering eye, full of pride and guile, filled with lusts; such a soul would seem to have mistaken its way, place, state, and company. It would be uneasy to itself and all about it. Christ is the Mediator of this new covenant, between God and man, to bring them together in this covenant; to keep them together; to plead with God for us, and to plead with us for God; and at length to bring God and his people together in heaven. This covenant is made firm by the blood of Christ sprinkled upon our consciences, as the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled upon the altar and the victim. This blood of Christ speaks in behalf of sinners; it pleads not for vengeance, but for mercy. See then that you refuse not his gracious call and offered salvation. See that you do not refuse Him who speaketh from heaven, with infinite tenderness and love; for how can those escape, who turn from God in unbelief or apostacy, while he so graciously beseeches them to be reconciled, and to receive his everlasting favour! God's dealing with men under the gospel, in a way of grace, assures us, that he will deal with the despisers of the gospel, in a way of judgment. We cannot worship God acceptably, unless we worship him with reverence and godly fear. Only the grace of God enables us to worship God aright. God is the same just and righteous God under the gospel as under the law. The inheritance of believers is secured to them; and all things pertaining to salvation are freely given in answer to prayer. Let us seek for grace, that we may serve God with reverence and godly fear.
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