New American Standard Bible
but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
King James Bible
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Darby Bible Translation
but by precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, the blood of Christ,
World English Bible
but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, the blood of Christ;
Young's Literal Translation
but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and unspotted -- Christ's --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But with the precious blood of Christ - On the use of the word blood, and the reason why the efficacy of the atonement is said to be in the blood, see the notes at Romans 3:25. The word "precious" (τίμιος timios) is a word which would be applied to that which is worth much; which is costly. Compare for the use of the noun (τιμή timē) in this sense, Matthew 27:6, "The price of blood;" Acts 4:34; Acts 5:2-3; Acts 7:16. See also for the use of the adjective, (τίμιος timios,) Revelation 17:4, "gold and precious stones" Revelation 18:12, "vessels of most precious wood." Revelation 21:11, "a stone most precious." The meaning here is, that the blood of Christ had a value above silver and gold; it was worth more, to wit:
(1) in itself - being a more valuable thing - and,
(2) in effecting our redemption. It accomplished what silver and gold could not do. The universe had nothing more valuable to offer, of which we can conceive, than the blood of the Son of God.
As of a lamb - That is, of Christ regarded as a lamb offered for sacrifice. See the notes at John 1:29.
(1) because it was proper that man should offer that which was regarded as perfect in its kind; and,
(2) because only that would be a proper symbol of the great sacrifice which was to be made by the Son of God. The idea was thus kept up from age to age that he, of whom all these victims were the emblems, would be perfectly pure.
'Wherefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end, for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.'--1 Peter i. 13. Christianity has transformed hope, and given it a new importance, by opening to it a new world to move in, and supplying to it new guarantees to rest on. There is something very remarkable in the prominence given to hope in the New Testament, and in the power ascribed to it to order a noble life. Paul goes so far as to say that …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Purifying the Soul
a Condition in Chastisement.
The Prophetic Theme. Rev. Gervase Smith.
'Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
'But if his offering is from the flock, of the sheep or of the goats, for a burnt offering, he shall offer it a male without defect.
'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.
one young bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
"I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you."
The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
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