See ch. For we hence first learn, that our faith rests on this foundation, that God is true, that is, true to his promise, which his word contains; for that we may believe, the voice or word of God must precede; but it is not every kind of word that is capable of producing faith; a promise alone is that on which faith recumbs. Hebrews 10:35 - Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. He then proceeds to the confession of their hope by being baptized. When Abraham was looking forward to the birth of the promised seed, many a doubt or fear might have arisen in his mind as to whether he would have a son by Sarah. Here observe, (1.) The two following words must be joined with “confession,” “let us hold fast the confession of the (Christian) hope so that it waver not.” This hope “maketh not ashamed” (Romans 5:5), for the promise is sure. This represents his fellowship with Christ in His death and resurrection. Deuteronomy 7:9; Isaiah 49:7; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 10:23; Revelation 3:14. The thought of ‘hope’ fixes their thoughts on their future hope, emphasised with regard to God’s true people in chapter 11, where it is constantly stressed that they endured because of the hope set before them. The apostle exhorts them to hold fast this confession without wavering - never to doubt the declarations made to them by their Redeemer, but having the full assurance of faith that their hearts were sprinkled from an evil conscience, that they had found redemption in the blood of the lamb, they might expect to be glorified with their living Head in the kingdom of their Father. So it is in all our manuscript copies but one. He requires also profession or confession, for it is not true faith except it shows itself before men. When, then, in this trial of faith, the truth of God as it stands revealed in the Scriptures was applied to your heart by a divine power, then you found that there was a foothold for belief, and that your faith could then rest upon the inspired word of God, as a rock on which to build, for life and death, time and eternity. Do you not feel the same, you who know anything of the trial of faith? Hold fast means to be faithful to the end. The Apostle had been speaking of believers having their hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, or the consciousness of guilt being removed by the sacrifice offered upon Calvary, and themselves begotten to a lively hope of the resurrection of Christ. Thus forgiven and renewed and sprinkled with blood, washed as with water, heaven is ours, though only in hope (Romans 8:24), and what remains is that we hold fast the profession of our hope (the undoubted reading) without wavering. Preparations for an uncertain future are discussed as well. Hebrews 10:23 - GEN - And washed in our bodies with pure water, let... Study verse in the The Geneva Bible (1587) Την επαγγελιαν της ελπιδος, the promise of Hope; St. Chrysostom. As a result of being purified by the blood and transformed by the Spirit, and of having full direct access to God, they must be faithful witnesses to Jesus Christ, and what He offers for the future, recognising that He who made the promises is Himself faithful and will not fail them. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. It is evident that those whom he wrote were suffering persecution 1 Corinthians 10:13. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. But he rested upon the word of promise, and thus obtained a foothold for his faith. hold fast. 23. BibliographyNewell, William. So ὑπέρ, Hebrews 5:3; comp. Имея такую уверенность, верующие могут быть стойкими. Hebrews 10:23. See 2 Corinthians 9:13. without wavering = unwavering. to hold fast the profession of our faith: hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering. For— Encouraging assurance, if we are firm on our part there will be no failure on God’s part. The writer now applies this to his specific purpose in writing, to maintain their faith and testimony. Profession [ homologian (G3671) 'confession '] our faith [ tees (Greek #3588) elpidos (Greek #1680)] 'OUR Profession, [ homologian (G3671), 'confession,'] our faith, [ tees (Greek #3588) elpidos (Greek #1680)] - 'OUR HOPE' which is indeed faith exercised as to the future inheritance, Hope rests on faith; at the same time quickens faith, and is the ground of bold confession (1 Peter 3:15). Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. (Hebrews 10:25) Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching. He - God is faithful to His promises (Hebrews 6:17-18; Hebrews 11:11; Hebrews 12:26; Hebrews 12:28; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; 2 Thessalonians 3:3 : also Christ's promise, John 12:26), but man is often unfaithful to his duties. Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23. Home > Study Desk. Hebrews 6:18-19. Hebrews 10:23. This exposition of Philippians 2:12-18 focuses on what New Testament obedience looks like. Let us hold on firmly. Hebrews 10:23 - NRS - Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope... Study verse in the New Revised Standard Искушений будет множество, но Бог верен, Он обеспечит выход (ср. Faith cannot rest upon fancy; it can only rest upon the solid truth of God, as revealed in the Scriptures. 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, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering -, Let us hold fast the profession of our faith -. Ὁμολογιαν της πιστεως, the confession of Faith; one of the Barberini MSS. There must be no relapse to the old. Hebrews 10, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this verse-by-verse commentary contain gems of information found nowhere outside the ancient Jewish writings Though the wicked "sport" (Proverbs 10:23) in doing mischief, yet soon the feeling of sport flees, and there comes in its place fear, through the stings of conscience. The true reading is “of the hope” (Hebrews 6:11; Hebrews 6:18-19). Acts 17:20 - For you are bringing some strange things to our ears; so we want to know what these things mean.' Test drive it … Hebrews 10:23. Hebrews 10:23 let us hold fast the confession of the hope unyielding, for He who has promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:24) And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. of baptism, whereby we professed our faith in Christ as our only High Priest. For ‘he who confesses Me before men, him will I confess before My Father in Heaven’ (Matthew 10:32). © 2001-2020, StudyLight.org. Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our FAITH without wavering There are many among the "No Bible is the complete and inerrant words of God" crowd that try to tell us that the King James Bible is wrong in its translation of Hebrews 10:23. This profession is to be held ακλινη, without swerving or bending from it; as some did, Hebrews 10:25 and others were likely to do, considering the persecutions they underwent, Hebrews 10:33-34. The apostle exhorts believers to hold fast the profession of their faith, Hebrews 10:23. It is to be maintained for the best of all reasons: . Those who refer the previous clause to baptism find here an argument for that view: ‘hold fast’ the hope which you expressed when you confessed Christ in baptism, became conformed to Him in His death, and vowed to walk henceforth in newness of life (Romans 6:3-15; Colossians 2:12; Galatians 3:27)—a good sense; and yet confession is generally used in this Epistle without specific reference to baptism (chap. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! MacKnight says: “And being washed in body with the clean water of baptism, whereby we professed our faith in Christ as our only High Priest, let us hold fast [firmly] the confession [profession] of our hope of salvation through his ministrations [services for us], unmoved by the threats of our persecutors; for faithful is he who hath promised us pardon through Christ.”. It is God who has, “And being washed in body with the clean water. It is God who has promised, and he will be faithful. Our faith must in the same way rest on the word of promise, that "by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.". Galatians 3:25-29. 23.Let us hold fast, etc. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Jump to: Bible Study Tools; Parallel Bible Verse; Bible Contextual Overview; Bible Cross-References; Gill's Bible Notes; Clarke's Bible Notes ; Barnes' Bible Notes; Bible Study Resources. 10:13; 1Фес. Greek. I do not and cannot build my faith on anything but what is revealed in the Bible; and I must do it because I have no other foothold for it to stand upon. Cf. For faithful is he that promised—a common Pauline formula (1 Thessalonians 5:24; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 10:13, etc.). Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. (See Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 3:14; Hebrews 4:14. This is why they are admonished several times in this epistle to keep to their faith and to endure (Hebrews 2:1; Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 3:14; Hebrews 4:11; Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 6:11; Hebrews 10:23; Hebrews 10:35-36; Hebrews 13:7). The Time Following The Coming Of Faith . Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. 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