This is the longest I’ve preached on one book of the Bible. Hebrews 8:12. Their sins of the former time will be no more a reason for penalty. The contrast in this verse is that the sins would be remembered no more. (It should be stated what was overlooked at verse10, that another likeness between them is that in each case the relation of God and people holds good.) The sacrifices offered by the law only brought sin to remembrance. This is the “fourth” circumstance adduced in which the new covenant will surpass the old. Wesley's Hebrews 8:12 Bible Commentary. Hebrews is a book deeply rooted in the Old Testament. Sad to say, for centuries, beginning with the so-called Christian Fathers themselves, in one way or another, the effect both upon God and upon the believing sinner, of the shedding of Christ's blood, has been perverted. None but God is speaking here, in His sovereignty and in His grace. the conclusion, Isaiah 33:24. For ἀδικία see on 2 Peter 2:13. 'All Shall Know Me' Hebrews 8:12 - IV. sinners: and the way and means, in and by which God pardons, is of Christ. reconciliation and satisfaction for sin by Christ; so that Jeremiah 120; Colossians 2:14. Old Attic adjective for ιλαος — hilaos common in the lxx, only here in N.T., from which ιλασκομαι — hilaskomai comes (Luke 18:13). All sins and blasphemies shall be forgiven to the sons of men Matthew 12:31. It was a system where law and justice reigned; not where mercy was the crowning and prevalent attribute. readd.) Salem Media Group. And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no hileos. The entire arrangement is one for the pardon of sin in a manner consistent with the claims of law and justice, and it bestows the benefit of forgiveness in the most ample and perfect manner on all who are interested in the plan. 64-68AD. He is a forgiving God, Nehemiah 9:31. ’ “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and their sins will I remember no more.”. forgiveness of sin is an act of justice, as well as of mercy; or more; Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. The rites of the Law did not lead to the perception of spiritual truths; ordinances which were intended to teach the divine intolerance of sin became mere ceremonies; external sanctions did not preserve the nation in true obedience to God’s law. And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more; all the breaches of God’s law by commissions or omissions, whatever they may be for number or for aggravation, he will always through Christ save his covenanted ones from them all, Matthew 1:21 Romans 3:21-26. The quotation is from James 31:31-34. I will put my laws in their minds. See Matthew 16:22. unrighteousness. For God tells us that He did not appoint us unto wrath, and in the same epistle tells us that the measured (or appointed) wrath is come on them (the Jews) to the uttermost. Hebrews 8:6-13. Hebrews 8:12. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. (Daniel Contin. But this is not what God says. Hebrews 10:3. That we can never understand aright the glory and excellency of pardoning mercy, unless we are convinced of the greatness and vileness of our sins is these several aggravations of them. it is an act of mercy streaming through the blood and sacrifice Will I remember no more ( οὐ μὴ μνησθῷ ἔτι ). Unrighteousnesses. Observe, lastly, The aggravating names here given to sin, it is called unrighteousness, because nothing can be more unequal and unjust, than for man to sin against God his Creator, his ruler and benefactor; and iniquity, or a transgression of the law, and erring and swerving from the rule of holiness, which we are to walk by. The conclusion drawn by the apostle from I will remember them no more, is given in Chapter 10:18, and exactly befits the object of the epistle here: "Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin." Bleek and Delitzsch have good notes here) I will be merciful ( אֶסְלַח. Hebrews 8:12: For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."Jer. Learn, 2. .! Their sins are not charged upon them, and they are no more punished than if they had passed entirely out of the recollection. God is merciful to the unrighteousness of people and their sins are remembered no more. Commentary. will forgive and forget the same. For I will justify them, which is the root of all true knowledge of God. 2:15-16).) . Thus one has said of the word "at-one-ment," that it is a "babyish" interpretation of atonement. Jesus is superior to Moses 3:1-6. v1 Brothers and sisters in Christ … This is a mixture, and results in a state of mind scarcely able to understand God when He says, "Their sins will I remember no more." Of this new covenant, “ordained” on the three promises of an inward revelation, universal knowledge of God, and free pardon of sin, Jesus is the Mediator. And when he forgets their sins, he will have their persons in everlasting remembrance, Psalms 112:6. καὶ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν ἀνομιῶν αὐτῶν] LXX. It is nearing the point where its power and its right to exist will both cease! Above all, let them take care that they are not a shame and reproach to their God. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. This point will be dealt with in detail by the comments on Hebrews 10:3. by Trussel.) Hebrews 8:12, NASB: "FOR I WILL BE MERCIFUL TOWARD THEIR WRONGDOINGS, AND THEIR SINS I WILL NO LONGER REMEMBER.'" Omit and their iniquities. Will I remember no more] Nihil oblivisci solet praeter iniurias, saith Cicero of Caesar. Moses and the apostles of Christ spoke the same things, only Moses taught in parables, representing spiritual and heavenly things under the vail of things which were carnal and earthly. Let no man deceive you here, saying that believers must pass into at least the first part of the seventieth week. Hebrews 8:12. ὅτι, because) The forgiveness of sins, the root of all benefits and of all knowledge of the Lord.— ταῖς ἀδικίαις αὐτῶν, to their unrighteousnesses) The abstract for the concrete: sin is abolished; sinners obtain grace or favour.— καὶ τῶν ἀνομιῶν αὐτῶν, and their iniquities) This is not found in the Hebrew nor in the LXX. Will I remember no more - This is evidently spoken after the manner of men, and in accordance with human apprehension. But in regard to the nation there was failure. Hebrews 8 Commentary, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references Hebrews 8:12. This, therefore, is God's method. ἵλεως ἔσομαι ταῖς ἀδικίαις αὐτῶν] I will be gracious (אֶסֶלֵח) to their unrighteousnesses, i.e. 385-386.) Designation of the alienation from God in its single outbreaks and forms of manifestation. 1 John 5:17. None like him for that, Micah 7:18. I refer to the shallow, thoughtless rendering of "justified" by the words "just-as-if-I'd never sinned." no mercy, nor pardon, but through him; he pardons on the foot of no. Does not this lie in the basement, so to speak, of many a Christian heart? 31:34. Hebrews 8:8; Hebrews 8:5.— οὐ μὴ μνησθῶ ἔτι, I will remember no more) Comp. The sins of His people are for ever buried in their Savior's grave, and when they are sought for they shall not be found. It is what separates it from all other systems. _kaphar, to cover) of the Old Testament, there was a covering, temporarily, from God's sight by the shed blood of offerings, of that which still was there. merciful. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Let them never be ashamed of being called his people, nor of any of those who are truly so, how much soever despised in the world. He was wont to forget nothing but shrewd turns. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, I will be merciful to their unrighteousness -, For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness … -, For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more, To their unrighteousness, and their sins and iniquities. In those sacrifices there was a "remembrance made of sins year by year" on the great Day of Atonement (Heb. He does not minister afar off from God, like earthly priests, but is already "made higher than the heavens," and at the right hand of his Father pleads evermore for us. God remembers no more; he casts them behind his back, and into Merciful (ιλεως — hileōs). ὅτι] not: “that” (Michaelis, ad Peirc. Hebrews 10:17 : comp. 1. I will be merciful, and remember no more; For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness: And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more; In saying a new covenant, he hath made the first old, —In consequence of the existing spirit of permanent obedience, and of penitence for, or short comings. It was true that it contemplated pardon, and made arrangements for it; but it is still true that this is much more prominent in the new dispensation than in the old. in N. T. here only, but frequently in LXX, e. g. 1 Kings 3:13; Jeremiah 2:22; Jeremiah 18:23; Ezekiel 12:2; Hosea 10:13 &c.), and of their sins (see var. of The old covenant failed because God found fault with them. Hebrews 8:12. (1-2) A summary of points previously made regarding Jesus as our High Priest. In the word "atonement" (Heb. Hebrews 9:16-22 Christ’s Death is Necessary. forgiveness of sins, and distinguishes the new covenant from the Forgiveness of sins is the root of this new state of inward knowledge of the Lord. We fear the consciousness of even intelligent believers generally is somewhat like this: "God will forgive me; I believe He has forgiven me, but He can never forget what I have done." First, a sinner is pardoned: then he knows God, as gracious and merciful then God's laws are written on his heart: he is God's, and God is his. Lit. Let us but remember our sins with grief, and God will forget them. But as we have seen in Hebrews 13:20, an eternal covenant is found, and the contracting parties are "the God of peace" on the one hand, and "the Great Shepherd of the sheep" on the other. This subject has presented difficulties, because it has been forgotten that this Scripture speaks of no sudden change in man’s relation to God. adikia (plural) App-128. Hebrews 8:12-13 King James Version (KJV). Commentary – English; Comentario – Español; ... iv. This verse contains a likeness and a contrast between the two covenants. the depths of the sea, so that when they are sought for, they 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews has 29 quotations and 53 allusions to the Old Testament, for a total of 82 references. 13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Hebrews 8:12, NLT: "And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.'" Ver. was a remembrance of it every year. "merciful", signifies "propitious"; God pardons none but those to Hebrews 10:1-10 Animal Sacrifices Are Insufficient. 31:31-34 And of our Henry VI it is storied that he was of that happy memory that he never forgat anything but injury. Hebrews 8:12. Under the old covenant, the people remembered their sins (, and were never free of them. because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. He took upon himself human nature, appeared on earth, and there gave himself as a sacrifice to God for the sins of his people. All of these shall not only be for the present blotted out, but his mercy will be so great and certain through Christ, that he will neither punish them for them, nor charge them to them; he will abundantly pardon, and for ever take them away, so as if they be sought for they shall not be found, Hebrews 10:3,14 Isa 43:25 Micah 7:18,19. See Appendix E2, Calvin’s Commentaries [Baker], p. 1 of 1. It cannot mean literally that God forgets that people are sinners, but it means that he treats them as if this were forgotten. I will be merciful — Greek, “propitious”; the Hebrew, “{salach},” is always used of God only in relation to men. punish them for them: this is another phrase to express the Hebrews 8:1-13 August 13, 2017 It’s hard to believe but this is week 11 of our look at the book of Hebrews! 1:10 and 5:9 with 1 Thess. How could God remember sins which Christ has put completely and forever away by His sacrifice? The closing statement in Hebrews 8:12 does not go on to the millennial temple, but does make this remarkable promise: I will be merciful to their iniquities, and their sins will I remember no more. In saying a new covenant, he hath made the first old. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness: this for states the cause of all the former acts promised in the gospel covenant, as regenerating, illuminating, adopting, and God’s gracious removing all sins that might hinder the communication of these and all other good to his covenanted ones; God, in and by the administration of this covenant, ratified by his blood, propitiating him, will of his free mercy pardon, blot out, and take away, Hebrews 2:17, and thereby free them from the guilt, power, and punishment of their original and actual unrighteousness; implying his reconciliation to, and free acceptance of, their persons in Jesus Christ, on whose account it is he dealeth so graciously with them in all things, Isaiah 55:7-9 1 John 4:9. Here is given the third and chief promise: the characteristic of the new covenant is the full pardon of sin. This would merely seek to view the pardoned sinner as being restored to the position in which Adam was before he sinned. Under the old covenant, the people remembered their sins (Hebrews 10:3)and were never free of them. Remember no more - contrast the law (Hebrews 10:3). They did not continue in His covenant, in spite of His kindness. To their unrighteousness, and their sins and iniquities] All kinds and degrees of sins, Exodus 34:6-7, Micah 7:17. A look through the book of Hebrews to learn more about who Jesus Is! Hebrews Commentary: How can I get to Heaven? California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. spring and original of pardon; it is what God delights in, and Their sins and their iniquities ( τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτῶν ). They could not remove it; but the prophet, as quoted by the Apostle, foretells that, under the new covenant, God would be merciful to the unrighteousness of His people, and no longer remember their sin. “In other places also is the verb סָלַח given in the LXX by the formula ἵλεώς εἰμι: always of God only, in reference to men; sometimes absolutely, 3 Kings 8:30, 39; 2 Chronicles 6:21; Amos 7:2; but generally with a dative, either of the person whom God forgives, Numbers 14:20; Jeremiah 5:1; Jeremiah 5:7; Jeremiah 27:20 (50:20), or the sins which are forgiven, 1 (3) Kings 8:34, 36, 50; Jeremiah 43:3 (Jeremiah 36:3).” Bleek) to their iniquities (plur. It falls so far short of the work Christ did and of the place the believer is in, that I am ashamed to speak of it further. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. whom he is pacified, or rendered propitious by Christ; there is Greek. Hebrews 8:12 Context. The tabernacle in Hebrews means either the tent of meeting in the wilderness (Hebrews 9:2; Hebrews 9:21) or in a pictorial way the Jewish order of service (Hebrews 9:8; Hebrews 13:10). Hebrews 9:23-28 Christ is The Perfect Sacrifice. “Thy law is within my heart” is the saying of one Psalmist; “Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin,” of another. 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. 1:1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Expositor's Greek Testament. Greek. So A Delta f. Not in B 'Aleph ('), Vulgate, Syriac, Coptic (perhaps from Hebrews 10:17). Long ago, in Jeremiah’s day, God showed by His promise of a new covenant that the former one had done its work; was antiquated and virtually obsolete. We are now in the long interval before the coming of the seventieth heptad. He needs not daily, as earthly priests, to seek forgiveness for his own sins, but is "holy, harmless, and undefiled, and separate from sinners." many typical sacrifices, and a typical removal of sin, yet there Try it for 30 days FREE. And (we know, for it is a general truth) that which is becoming antiquated, which is already obsolescent, and is daily growing feebler with age, is nigh to vanishing away. For ἁμαρτία sinsee on Matthew 1:21; and for both ἀδικία and ἁμαρτία , see on 1 John 1:9. Ghost, and that God's covenant people are never guilty of; these This third better promise is united to the former by , showing that the forgiveness of sins or God’s grace is fundamental to any possible renewal and maintenance of covenant. 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