God’s Supreme Revelation(A)

God, who [a]at various times and (B)in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the [b]worlds; (C)who being the brightness of His glory and the express (D)image of His person, and (E)upholding all things by the word of His power, (F)when He had [c]by Himself [d]purged [e]our sins, (G)sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

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  1. Hebrews 1:1 Or in many portions
  2. Hebrews 1:2 Or ages, Gr. aiones, aeons
  3. Hebrews 1:3 NU omits by Himself
  4. Hebrews 1:3 cleansed
  5. Hebrews 1:3 NU omits our

Our Compassionate High Priest

14 Seeing then that we have a great (A)High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, (B)let us hold fast our confession. 15 For (C)we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but (D)was in all points tempted as we are, (E)yet without sin.

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14 For it is evident that (A)our Lord arose from (B)Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning [a]priesthood. 15 And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest 16 who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. 17 For [b]He testifies:

(C)“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”

18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of (D)its weakness and unprofitableness, 19 for (E)the law made nothing [c]perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of (F)a better hope, through which (G)we draw near to God.

Greatness of the New Priest

20 And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath 21 (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him:

(H)“The Lord has sworn
And will not relent,
‘You are a priest [d]forever
According to the order of Melchizedek’ ”),

22 by so much more Jesus has become a [e]surety of a (I)better covenant.

23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. 24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also (J)able to save [f]to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives (K)to make intercession for them.

26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, (L)who is holy, [g]harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, (M)and has become higher than the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His (N)own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.

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  1. Hebrews 7:14 NU priests
  2. Hebrews 7:17 NU it is testified
  3. Hebrews 7:19 complete
  4. Hebrews 7:21 NU ends the quotation after forever.
  5. Hebrews 7:22 guarantee
  6. Hebrews 7:25 completely or forever
  7. Hebrews 7:26 innocent

12 Not (A)with the blood of goats and calves, but (B)with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place (C)once for all, (D)having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if (E)the blood of bulls and goats and (F)the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, [a]sanctifies for the [b]purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without [c]spot to God, (G)cleanse your conscience from (H)dead works (I)to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason (J)He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that (K)those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

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  1. Hebrews 9:13 sets apart
  2. Hebrews 9:13 cleansing
  3. Hebrews 9:14 blemish

24 For (A)Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are [a]copies of (B)the true, but into heaven itself, now (C)to appear in the presence of God for us; 25 not that He should offer Himself often, as (D)the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another— 26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 (E)And as it is appointed for men to die once, (F)but after this the judgment, 28 so (G)Christ was (H)offered once to bear the sins (I)of many. To those who (J)eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

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  1. Hebrews 9:24 representations

looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, (A)who for the joy that was set before Him (B)endured the cross, despising the shame, and (C)has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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  1. Hebrews 12:2 originator
  2. Hebrews 12:2 perfecter

Jesus Christ is (A)the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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21 For (A)to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for [a]us, (B)leaving [b]us an example, that you should follow His steps:

22 “Who(C) committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;

23 (D)who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but (E)committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 (F)who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, (G)that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—(H)by whose [c]stripes you were healed. 25 For (I)you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned (J)to the Shepherd and [d]Overseer of your souls.

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  1. 1 Peter 2:21 NU you
  2. 1 Peter 2:21 NU, M you
  3. 1 Peter 2:24 wounds
  4. 1 Peter 2:25 Gr. Episkopos

22 who has gone into heaven and (A)is at the right hand of God, (B)angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

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But if we (A)walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and (B)the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we (C)confess our sins, He is (D)faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to (E)cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Beloved, (A)now we are children of God; and (B)it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, (C)we shall be like Him, for (D)we shall see Him as He is.

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14 And (A)we have seen and testify that (B)the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 (C)Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

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If we receive (A)the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; (B)for this is the witness of [a]God which He has testified of His Son.

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  1. 1 John 5:9 NU God, that

Beware of Antichrist Deceivers

For (A)many deceivers have gone out into the world (B)who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. (C)This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (D)Look to yourselves, (E)that [a]we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.

(F)Whoever [b]transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.

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  1. 2 John 1:8 NU you
  2. 2 John 1:9 NU goes ahead

13 (A)and in the midst of the seven lampstands (B)One like the Son of Man, (C)clothed with a garment down to the feet and (D)girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and (E)hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and (F)His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 (G)His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and (H)His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 (I)He had in His right hand seven stars, (J)out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, (K)and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.

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And (A)they sang a new song, saying:

(B)“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And (C)have redeemed us to God (D)by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
10 And have made [a]us (E)kings[b] and (F)priests to our God;
And [c]we shall reign on the earth.”

11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice:

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”

13 And (G)every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:

(H)“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him (I)who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and [d]ever!”

14 Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the [e]twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped [f]Him who lives forever and ever.

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  1. Revelation 5:10 NU, M them
  2. Revelation 5:10 NU a kingdom
  3. Revelation 5:10 NU, M they
  4. Revelation 5:13 M adds Amen
  5. Revelation 5:14 NU, M omit twenty-four
  6. Revelation 5:14 NU, M omit Him who lives forever and ever

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, (A)“Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, (B)who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And (C)they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, (D)and they did not love their lives to the death.

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All who dwell on the earth will worship him, (A)whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain (B)from the foundation of the world.

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16 And (A)He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

(B)KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.

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