4:7 So God 1 again ordains a certain day, “Today,” speaking through David 2 after so long a time, as in the words quoted before, 3 “O, that today you would listen as he speaks! 4 Do not harden your hearts.” 4:8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God 5 would not have spoken afterward about another day.
4:16 Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help. 6
5:7 During his earthly life 7 Christ 8 offered 9 both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death and he was heard because of his devotion.
7:21 but Jesus 10 did so 11 with a sworn affirmation by the one who said to him, “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever’” 12 –
7:28 For the law appoints as high priests men subject to weakness, 13 but the word of solemn affirmation that came after the law appoints a son made perfect forever.
8:10 “For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put 14 my laws in their minds 15 and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be my people. 16
9:3 And after the second curtain there was a tent called the holy of holies.
9:19 For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
9:27 And just as people 17 are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, 18
10:15 And the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us, for after saying, 19 10:16 “This is the covenant that I will establish with them after those days, says the Lord. I will put 20 my laws on their hearts and I will inscribe them on their minds,” 21
10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, 22 because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience 23 and our bodies washed in pure water.
10:34 For in fact you shared the sufferings of those in prison, 25 and you accepted the confiscation of your belongings with joy, because you knew that you certainly 26 had a better and lasting possession.
11:9 By faith he lived as a foreigner 27 in the promised land as though it were a foreign country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who were fellow heirs 28 of the same promise.
11:31 By faith Rahab the prostitute escaped the destruction of 29 the disobedient, because she welcomed the spies in peace.
12:17 For you know that 31 later when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance, although he sought the blessing 32 with tears.
12:28 So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe.
13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls and will give an account for their work. 33 Let them do this 34 with joy and not with complaints, for this would be no advantage for you.
13:23 You should know that 35 our brother Timothy has been released. If he comes soon, he will be with me when I see you. 36
13:25 Grace be with you all. 37
[4:7] 2 sn Ps 95 does not mention David either in the text or the superscription. It is possible that the writer of Hebrews is attributing the entire collection of psalms to David (although some psalms are specifically attributed to other individuals or groups).
[10:22] 23 sn The phrase our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience combines the OT imagery of the sprinkling with blood to give ritual purity with the emphasis on the interior cleansing provided by the new covenant: It is the heart that is cleansed and the conscience made perfect (cf. Heb 8:10; 9:9, 14; 10:2, 16).
[10:34] 25 tc Most witnesses, including some important ones (א D2 1881 Ï), read δεσμοῖς μου (desmoi" mou, “my imprisonment”) here, a reading that is probably due to the widespread belief in the early Christian centuries that Paul was the author of Hebrews (cf. Phil 1:7; Col 4:18). It may have been generated by the reading δεσμοῖς without the μου (so Ì46 Ψ 104 pc), the force of which is so ambiguous (lit., “you shared the sufferings with the bonds”) as to be virtually nonsensical. Most likely, δεσμοῖς resulted when a scribe made an error in copying δεσμίοις (desmioi"), a reading which makes excellent sense (“[of] those in prison”) and is strongly supported by early and significant witnesses of the Alexandrian and Western texttypes (A D* H 6 33 81 1739 lat sy co). Thus, δεσμίοις best explains the rise of the other readings on both internal and external grounds and is strongly preferred.
[12:14] 30 sn The references to peace and holiness show the close connection between this paragraph and the previous one. The pathway toward “holiness” and the need for it is cited in Heb 12:10 and 14. More importantly Prov 4:26-27 sets up the transition from one paragraph to the next: It urges people to stay on godly paths (Prov 4:26, quoted here in v. 13) and promises that God will lead them in peace if they do so (Prov 4:27 [LXX], quoted in v. 14).
[12:17] 32 tn Grk “it,” referring either to the repentance or the blessing. But the account in Gen 27:34-41 (which the author appeals to here) makes it clear that the blessing is what Esau sought. Thus in the translation the referent (the blessing) is specified for clarity.
[13:25] 37 tc Most witnesses, including several important ones (א2 A C D H Ψ 0243 1739 1881 Ï lat sy bo), conclude the letter with ἀμήν (amhn, “amen”). Such a conclusion is routinely added by scribes to NT books because a few of these books originally had such an ending (cf. Rom 16:27; Gal 6:18; Jude 25). A majority of Greek witnesses have the concluding ἀμήν in every NT book except Acts, James, and 3 John (and even in these books, ἀμήν is found in some witnesses). It is thus a predictable variant. Further, there is sufficient testimony (Ì46 א* Ivid 6 33 sa) for the lack of the particle, rendering its omission the preferred reading.