Hebrews 8:3
New International Version
Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer.

New Living Translation
And since every high priest is required to offer gifts and sacrifices, our High Priest must make an offering, too.

English Standard Version
For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer.

Berean Study Bible
And since every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, it was necessary for this One also to have something to offer.

Berean Literal Bible
For every high priest is appointed in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices; wherefore it was necessary for this One also to have something that He might offer.

King James Bible
For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.

New King James Version
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this One also have something to offer.

New American Standard Bible
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.

NASB 1995
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.

NASB 1977
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; hence it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.

Amplified Bible
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is essential for this One also to have something to offer.

Christian Standard Bible
For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; therefore, it was necessary for this priest also to have something to offer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; therefore it was necessary for this priest also to have something to offer.

American Standard Version
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that this high priest also have somewhat to offer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For every High Priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices, and because of this it was right also for This One to have something to offer.

Contemporary English Version
Since all priests must offer gifts and sacrifices, Christ also needed to have something to offer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that he also should have some thing to offer.

English Revised Version
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that this high priest also have somewhat to offer.

Good News Translation
Every high priest is appointed to present offerings and animal sacrifices to God, and so our High Priest must also have something to offer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every chief priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices. Therefore, this chief priest had to offer something.

International Standard Version
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore, this high priest had to offer something, too.

Literal Standard Version
for every chief priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, from where [it is] necessary for this One to also have something that He may offer;

NET Bible
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. So this one too had to have something to offer.

New Heart English Bible
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.

Weymouth New Testament
Every High Priest, however, is appointed to offer both bloodless gifts and sacrifices. Therefore this High Priest also must have some offering to present.

World English Bible
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.

Young's Literal Translation
for every chief priest to offer both gifts and sacrifices is appointed, whence it is necessary for this one to have also something that he may offer;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Christ's Eternal Priesthood
2and who ministers in the sanctuary and true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man. 3And since every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, it was necessary for this One also to have something to offer. 4Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are already priests who offer gifts according to the law.…

Cross References
Romans 4:25
He was delivered over to death for our trespasses and was raised to life for our justification.

Romans 5:6
For at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 5:8
But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Ephesians 5:2
and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God.

Hebrews 2:17
For this reason He had to be made like His brothers in every way, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 3:1
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, set your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.


Treasury of Scripture

For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: why it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.

serve.

Hebrews 5:1
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:

Hebrews 7:27
Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

have.

Hebrews 9:14
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 10:9-12
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second…

John 6:51
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.









(3) This verse and the three following confirm and illustrate the importance of the statement just made. The general course of thought appears to be as follows:--That which stands "at the head" of what we are saying, and gives completeness to the whole, is, that we have a High Priest who ministers in heaven itself (Hebrews 8:1-2). For, whereas the very conception of high-priestly duty would, were He on earth, exclude Him from being a priest at all (Hebrews 8:3-4), like those who "serve a copy of the heavenly things" (Hebrews 8:5), He in heaven holds and exercises that more excellent ministry of which their service was a shadow and a type (Hebrews 8:6).

That this man have . . .--Better, that this High Priest also have somewhat to offer. If these words refer to the continued ministration in the heavenly sanctuary, the explanation is found in Hebrews 9:24; but the meaning may simply be that every high priest, and therefore the Lord Jesus, must have some sacrifice to present to God, this being (Hebrews 5:1) the very object of his appointment to the office. . . .

Verses 3, 4. - For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this one also have somewhat to offer. For (rather, nay; the reading μὲν οῦν being better supported than the Textus Receptus μὲν γὰρ) if he were on earth, he would not even be a priest, seeing there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law. These verses are in proof of the assertion of ver. 2, viz. that Christ has his ministry in the heavenly tabernacle. He has been shown to be a High Priest: therefore he must make some offering, this being the very purpose of a high priest's office (cf. Hebrews 5:1). But where? Not certainly in the earthly tabernacle, this being served already, and exclusively served, by the sons of Aaron. Therefore it must be in the heavenly sphere symbolized by the earthly tabernacle. And then, in ver. 5, that there is a heavenly reality, of which the earthly tabernacle is but a shadow, is shown by what was said of the latter when it was made. (What Christ offers in the heavenly sphere is surely his own atoning sacrifice. Some commentators have found a difficulty in this conception on the ground that this his sacrifice had been completed once for all before his ascension. True; but he is regarded as carrying its efficacy with him to the mercy-seat above, and so for ever offering it; even as it is continually commemorated and pleaded in the Eucharist by the Church below. And thus, be it observed, the symbolism of the Day of Atonement is accurately fulfilled. For the high priest did not sacrifice within the tabernacle; he only carried to the holy of holies the blood, representing the atoning efficacy of the sacrifice made outside before his entrance.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And since
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

every
Πᾶς (Pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

high priest
ἀρχιερεὺς (archiereus)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

is appointed
καθίσταται (kathistatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2525: From kata and histemi; to place down, i.e. to designate, constitute, convoy.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

offer
προσφέρειν (prospherein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 4374: From pros and phero; to bear towards, i.e. Lead to, tender, treat.

both
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

gifts
δῶρά (dōra)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1435: A gift, present. A present; specially, a sacrifice.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

sacrifices,
θυσίας (thysias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2378: Abstr. and concr: sacrifice; a sacrifice, offering. From thuo; sacrifice.

[it was]
ὅθεν (hothen)
Conjunction
Strong's 3606: From hos with the directive enclitic of source; from which place or source or cause.

necessary
ἀναγκαῖον (anankaion)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 316: Necessary, essential, intimate, right, proper. From anagke; necessary; by implication, close.

[for] this One
τοῦτον (touton)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to have
ἔχειν (echein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

something
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

to offer.
προσενέγκῃ (prosenenkē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4374: From pros and phero; to bear towards, i.e. Lead to, tender, treat.


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