Hebrews 10:20
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English Standard Version
by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

King James Bible
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

American Standard Version
by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

Douay-Rheims Bible
A new and living way which he hath dedicated for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh,

English Revised Version
by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

Webster's Bible Translation
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh;

Weymouth New Testament
by the new and ever-living way which He opened up for us through the rending of the veil--that is to say, of His earthly nature--

Hebrews 10:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

By a new and living way which he hath consecrated for us (ἣν ἐνεκαίνισεν ἡμῖν ὁδὸν πρόσφατον καὶ ζῶσαν)

The A.V. is wrong. Ἣν which is to be construed with εἴσοδον entrance. Thus: "having boldness for the entrance which he has inaugurated (or opened) for us - a way new and living." For ἐνεκαίνισεν see on Hebrews 9:18. The way must be opened, for every other way is closed. Ἐνκαινίζειν in lxx of the inauguration of a house, kingdom, temple, altar. See Deuteronomy 20:5; 1 Samuel 11:14; 1 Kings 8:63; 2 Chronicles 15:8. Πρόσφατον new, N.T.o. In lxx, see Numbers 6:3; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 80:9; Ecclesiastes 1:9. The derivation appears to be πρὸς near to, and φατός slain (from πέμφαμαι, the perfect of φένειν to kill). According to this the original sense would be newly-slain; and the word was used of one so recently dead as to retain the appearance of life: also, generally, of things which have not lost their character or appearance by the lapse of time; of fishes, fruits, oil, etc., which are fresh; of anger which has not had time to cool. Later the meaning was weakened into new. Note that the contrast is not between a new and an old way, but between a new way and no way. So long as the old division of the tabernacle existed, the way into the holiest was not opened, Hebrews 9:8. Ζῶσαν living. A living way seems a strange expression, but comp. Peter's living stones, 1 Peter 2:5. Christ styles himself both way and life. The bold figure answers to the fact. The new way is through a life to life.

Through the veil (διὰ τοῦ καταπετάσματος)

The veil of the holy of holies is rent. Christ's work does not stop short of the believer's complete access to God himself.

That is to say his flesh (τοῦτ' ἔστιν τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ)

Const. with veil: the veil which consisted in his flesh. His flesh was the state through which he had to pass before he entered heaven for us. See Hebrews 2:9-18; Hebrews 5:7-9; Hebrews 10:5. When he put off that state, the veil of the temple was rent. He passed through humanity to glory as the forerunner of his people, Hebrews 6:20.

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a new.

John 10:7,9 Then said Jesus to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep...

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

consecrated. or, new made. through.

Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil;

Hebrews 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

Exodus 26:31 And you shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubim shall it be made:

*etc:

Exodus 36:35 And he made a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim made he it of cunning work.

*etc:

Leviticus 16:2,15 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother...

Leviticus 21:23 Only he shall not go in to the veil, nor come near to the altar, because he has a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries...

Matthew 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the middle.

his.

John 6:51-56 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever...

Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances...

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels...

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...

1 John 4:2 Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh...

Cross References
John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Hebrews 6:19
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

Hebrews 9:3
Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most Holy Place,

Hebrews 9:8
By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing

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